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My Favorite Solo Games
Travis Larsen

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Unlike many of you, I don't have the opportunity to play a lot of games with other people. My wife doesn't like games and I don't have many friends that like to play games. In a perfect world, I would always play games with others as that is how board games are typically meant to be played. However, being in this situation has created this drive in me to own and play the best solo games as I really, really enjoy playing solo games. In fact, I have a hard time now buying a game if it doesn't play (well) solo. So with this in mind, here are my top 10 current favorite solo games.
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1. Board Game: Mage Knight Board Game [Average Rating:8.15 Overall Rank:8]
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This is an absolutely epic game that plays amazingly well solo! This is a new game and I've played it now only 4 or 5 times solo but it was love at first sight. I love exploring, fighting enemies, leveling up my character, etc. This is such a great game that has so much replayability. I can't wait to play more of this one.
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2. Board Game: Gears of War: The Board Game [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:234]
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It was close whether this or Mage Knight took the #1 place in this list. I love playing this one solo. It's very thematic with a lot of different mission to play through. I've played this solo controlling one COG figure and also two COG figures and both ways work perfectly fine. I am loving this game right now.
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3. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:135] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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There's not a more thematic game on my list than this one. I love the game and the story it tells as you play it. I typically play with the Dunwich and Curse of the Dark Pharoh expansions. This is just a great, FUN game to play, even solo.
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4. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:133]
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Up until some of these newer games, this took the top spot as my favorite game. I still love it and would highly recommend the White Moon expansion. This is a tough game to beat, but that's what makes winning feel so glorious. I also love the artwork and components of this game. Highly recommended.
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5. Board Game: The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:71]
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Here is another new-ish game that I am loving right now. I have played this a bunch solo (playing with both one and two players) and it's a blast. Again, this can be a tough game to beat, but it's fun to try to build a deck that will beat the different missions. Again, I am loving this game right now. I still need to get the last two expansions of the Mirkwood Cycle and I can't wait to get the new big box expansion.
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6. Board Game: Fortune and Glory: The Cliffhanger Game [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:510]
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This is my latest purchase and I am loving this game! What a blast! Yes, it's not the most strategic game in the world (though there's more there than first meets the eye), but this is just a ridiculously fun game to play! The pulp fiction theme is just dripping from this game. Very fun solo game!
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7. Board Game: Thunderstone [Average Rating:7.08 Overall Rank:338] [Average Rating:7.08 Unranked]
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This is one of those games that I would prefer to play with others but it still makes for a very fun solo game experience. I like Dominion a lot but this game took the deck building genre and made it fun and thematic. I only have the base game and the Wrath of the Elements expansion, so I would like to get the rest of the expansions in the future.
 
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8. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:414]
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What a great game in a little box! I like playing this one solo. I don't know if it's just me or what, but I rarely win but I sure love trying. This makes for a very fun solo game.
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9. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:40]
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I used to play this solo more than I do now. I still love it though and the expansion adds so much to it. This was probably the first game that I really played solo. Again, this is a great game that is a lot of fun to play.
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10. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:186]
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I like playing this game solo as it's fun trying to beat your previous high score. This is a great experience at trying to maximize every move you make and being as efficient as possible. Overall, a very fun solo game.
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11. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft Board Game [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:420] [Average Rating:7.02 Unranked]
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Excellent solo or multi-player game. This is the best solo dungeon crawl.
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12. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of Ashardalon Board Game [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:335] [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
Russell Miller
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The second best solo multi-player dungeon crawl, compatible with the other games of this system and by adding them together you get double the adventure.
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13. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt Board Game [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:276] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
Russell Miller
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The third game in the Dungeon and Dragons boardgame adventures, adds even more characters and creatures. All three of these games combined make for a great solo game or even better multi-player experience.
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14. Board Game: Field Commander: Rommel [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:1229]
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Ok the Dungeon and Dragon adventure boardgames belong to my family, IE the kids even though I tend to hijack them sometimes. This one is all mine! WW2 solo game of Rommel in North Africa.
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