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danutzek danutzek
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Hello !

Can you please tell me if this game is fun if you are playing it solo? Is it hard to control all the 6 characters all by yourself? Would you still buy this game if most of your plays are solo?

Thank you!
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Luke Jacobs
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Hi!

Solo is great!

You can control all 6. If that's too much to start, play with 4 and remove one of the zombie spawn points.

I've played this almost entirely solo, and enjoyed it greatly.
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Jeffrey Nolin
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mournful wrote:
Hi!Solo is great!
You can control all 6. If that's too much to start, play with 4 and remove one of the zombie spawn points.
I've played this almost entirely solo, and enjoyed it greatly.

Even the original modern Zombicide is great solo, but the hero dashboards make BP even easier. My first game of full BP was on a huge custom map with all the Zs, necromancers, Aboms and 12 heroes! When playing lots of heroes solo, you need a system to keep track of who has taken their activation and who hasn't, such as a token to put on their dashboard. Being cooperative, you really only miss the social aspect when playing solo, but the gameplay still shines.
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mournful wrote:
Hi!

Solo is great!

You can control all 6. If that's too much to start, play with 4 and remove one of the zombie spawn points.

I've played this almost entirely solo, and enjoyed it greatly.


I second this. I enjoy playing solo because it means I can get the game to the table more frequently. Playing with a group of 4-6 is great from a social aspect but even if you try to keep the game moving forward it inevitably ends up taking a lot longer with all the chit-chat going on. Playing solo speeds things up quite a bit once you know what you're doing. I just enjoy challenges so whether I'm with friends or playing solo, I enjoy zombicide. Also when I'm playing solo I'm not afraid to add extra spawn points and make the game harder. Usually when I'm hosting a group I don't want it to be too hard we lose and some of the players not have fun.

Playing with multiple characters under your control isn't a big deal, Just do one character at a time like you would any other game. You get the added bonus of knowing what you plan to do with future characters whereas in a group you might have a player do something differently than what you thought was the optimal play.
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Jack
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Honestly, this is one of those games where controlling multiple characters is NOT a chore because of the wonderful dashboards.
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Alberto Verduzco
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YES, YES, YES, YES.
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gary gee
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along with galaxy defenders.this is a great solo experience!!
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Robin REEVE
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I like soloing ZBP a lot.
To keep within the constraints of having the characters play in a given order, I house rule a way to designate each one in turn to be the first one to spend actions - and the other play along the same sequence, as if controlled each by a player around the table.
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Brian C
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What some of us are doing to solo this puppy:

Using Turn Tokens for the heroes, and allowing them to go in any turn order you want. Just flip their token when a hero's turn is over.

This adds an extra layer of tactical thinking, but makes the game slightly easier. Depending on what expansions you have, this may or may not be a prob (having all the extras makes the game harder; this variant works well alongside them).
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Eric Toth
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I only play this solo, aside from my boy helping roll some dice and tell me where the characters should go.

Very manageable and fun solo, I've run 2 characters, 6 / 8 and really doesn't take much time.

I like the strategy and figuring out who should go where and do what, that's what takes time for me.

But a great game for solo play.
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Well technically, the game is purely a SOLO game from the ground up.

It's just nice to share the experience some times with others.

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I've only ever played solo, and it's great. As for the keeping track of who's moved, I simply shift the dashboards a bit to right or left, say maybe 6". When all have been shifted, that phase of the game is over.

Wish I'd seen The Kickstarter for this one!
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Jim Brown
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Robin, I do much the same, which basically follows the rules (as I understand them.)
 
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Rosen Crantz
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Agree, playing solo reminds of a board game format of a turn based strategy video games (like the old ogre battle or X-COM games). Still enjoyable even without other people to banter with.
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