I remember when I found out there were solo games. I was so happy because I knew I wanted to have more options for the hobby than just when I could get friends together. But one thing I learned about myself with solo gaming is that one of the main things for me to get a solo game to the table is timing. Usually the quicker the set up and go the better. I can do some mediumish weight (I'm thinking of #Scythe) but heavier solo games don't really happen for me. This has left #Star Wars Imperial Assault on the sideline as there is a lot of time of setting up and a lot to keep track of. It also steers me away from some games I think I'd really enjoy solo (#Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion for instance)(althought please correct me if I'm wrong).
This is why both #Clans of Caledonia and #Viticulture: Essential Edition end up being staples of solo gaming for me. They are quick to set up and tear down and there isn't much upkeep. #Scythe comes in distantly in 3rd place but that is greatly helped by the ScytheKick App (without it I'd probably not play it almost ever). I have a feeling #Raiders of the North Sea will be pretty easy to run solo, but I've had the chance to play with others recently enough that I haven't tried it.
What about you? Does timing matter?