Top 5 Solo Games

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I asked @Skurvy5 what his top 5 solo games are. So, I thought I should post mine. This is different from my top 5 or 10 games, these are ranked soley on my preference for solo play.


  1. #Spirit Island Such a great game, it can be tough to beat, but it so so so good. I am not really that good at it, but I have such a fun engrossing time each time I play it. I highly recomend it.
  2. #Star Trek: Frontiers This is a retheme of #Mage Knight. If you want a big meaty puzzle game this will deliver in spades. I wish that the components would be better,,,, but you can't have everything.
  3. #Scythe This is my favorite game of all time, but, it is my favorite game because of its multiplayer play. I still love it solo, and If I tried #Scythe: The Rise of Fenris it might bump it up to the number 1 or 2 spot.
  4. #Agricola (Revised Edition) I like this one multiplayer, but I might actually prefer it solo, I love puzzling over the economy and wrestling with my choices, while not feeling bad about taking too much time on my turn.
  5. #Deep Space D-6 This is a solo only game, It is a quick fun light dice placement game. It is not particularly strategic, it is mostly all tactics, but it is a lot of fun. And, it is a great game to bring out when you don't want to take time to set something bigger up, or you don't have the mental energy for something heavier.


BTW this is my 100th post. I have loved my time in this community, and I thank you all for making my time here pleasant. I look forward to continuing to interact here with you all.

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Supporter9 months ago

Also just an FYI (@philryuh) and everyone else.  #Clans of Caledonia is free on Tabletopia and can be played with the app on a tablet.  It takes a little getting used it but I think it'll be good for someone who wants to play solo (or multiplayer really), especially when they are holding a baby for long hours at night.

Supporter9 months ago

How's the baby doing? :D (Hopefully getting some board game genes/talent by osmosis)

Thanks for the news!

Supporter9 months ago

Man that would be nice.  She just all of a sudden at 4 -5 is like wanting to play games and is a master at it.  Haha.

Supporter9 months ago

Lol

Supporter9 months ago

I hope the baby is expecting the parents to get all there sleep via osmosis. 

9 months ago

Daggumit, Spirit Island is going to my next acquisition, isn't it? I've been leaning toward Scythe for a multiplayer, but if it's really good solo, then that bumps it way up. I haven't played any of these, so it looks like I have my work cut out for me!

Supporter9 months ago

If you're willing to spend $6-8 extra dollars for the ScytheKick App it is such a great and easy solo experience.

9 months ago

I may. I just discovered I have unused money on my Apple account. So that’s fortunate haha

Supporter9 months ago

For me the App was an absolute game changer for playing Scythe solo.  I liked it before, but it was a little wonky to run.  With the App I love it.  Plus you can easily up the challenge by adding two or three Automa.

Supporter9 months ago

What a tragedy. 

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Supporter9 months ago

Oops. Replied in the wrong place. I was trying to respond in a joking manner to @Benjamink discovery of unused funds with which to buy scythe kick. 

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Supporter9 months ago

Great 

Supporter9 months ago

I have yet too try that... I really need to get it. 

Supporter9 months ago

Yes it is. #Spirit Island recently bumped #Mage Knight out of the #1 spot on the BGG top 200 solo games of all time. 

9 months ago

Huh, I didn't know that either! I also didn't realize there was an official BGG ranking for solo games. I'll have to check that out.

Supporter9 months ago

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/264253/2019-peoples-choice-top-200-solo-games-200-1


It is the peoples choice from the single player guild. They do it every year.

9 months ago

Lots of good stuff in there! I’m going to have a lot of new games to look into now haha

Supporter9 months ago

Down that road lies nothing but poverty and fun. 

9 months ago

As long as we’re having fun then poverty is just fine. 

Supporter9 months ago

Yes sir 

Supporter9 months ago

Congrats on the 100th! Time sure flies haha, and thanks for adding so much to this group.

I've been checking out the people's choice for top solo games on BGG. What are some games that have been on your radar for a future purchase?

Supporter9 months ago

Oh.... And #Gaia Project

Supporter9 months ago

Thanks. 

Some I've been thinking about and wanting for mostly solo play are.....

#Pax Emancipation

#Friday

#Greenland

#Everdell 

#clans of Caledonia

I've also been thinking a lot about #Terraforming Mars for solo play. I wasn't all that excited about the multiplayer game, but, I wonder if I wouldn't like it pretty well solo. 

The game(s) I am expecting to pre-order this year are #Pax Renaissance and/or #Pax Pamir (Second Edition). A lot depends on the price for those. 

Supporter9 months ago

I want to try TM again.  My friend won it from our FLGS and we only played once and we got it about 25% wrong.  Although I don't know that'd it be my favorite.

Supporter9 months ago

Tell your friend I'll double what he paid for it, and cover shipping to my place on Kansas. 

Supporter9 months ago

HAHA!

Supporter9 months ago

You don't think he'd go for that?? What a surprise!!! LOL

Supporter9 months ago

I wonder if I would like TM or not. Definitely not a game I'm on the look out for though, it's not an ideal game for me and my wife. And I know SU&SD's take on games can be surprising, but it was interesting to see how lukewarm they were about it.