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Are there any games with a good single player mechanic?

I am preferably looking something with a small footprint that I can take camping this weekend. With this time frame it means I need a game I can easily get hold of in the UK before then.

I would also like something easy to learn
 
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Yes, in the world of board games they are known as "solo" games.

Last year the users of Boardgamegeek voted on the 100 best solo games. Here are the results: 2015 People's Choice Top 100 Solo Games

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(Your Name Here) and the Argonauts is free if you have a printer, only requires a die and 15 tokens and a pen, and has a very small footprint and a strong incentive to play it over and again.
 
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Pandemic: The Cure doesn't use very much space; it's just a bag of dice, some cards and the few board tile circles.
This one has the adventage that you can invite up to six players, if you want to.

Die Legenden von Andor: Chada & Thorn a nice little card game, unfortunatelly there is still no English version. The in-game text is maderate though, and you can download a full english translation from the files section. Chada and Thorn is a cooperative two-player game wich can easily played solo.

Elder Sign has lots of different cards and tokens and some dice, but also doesn't use that much space.
 
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Don't know about availability for you but I'd recommend...

Hostage Negotiator

Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp

For Humanity (and Elder Sign) though I would actually recommend the app version over the physical game if that's an option. Also, don't overlook the versatility of a simple deck of cards
 
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I jotted it down in my Risk campaign book. I always used to do that so I could replay my moments of glory over a glass of brandy in the sleeping quarters.
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Tracyn wrote:
Are there any games with a good single player mechanic?

I am preferably looking something with a small footprint that I can take camping this weekend. With this time frame it means I need a game I can easily get hold of in the UK before then.

I would also like something easy to learn


Utopia Engine only requires dice and pencil. And you can print it out RIGHT NOW.
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Friday?
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Onirim (second edition) has a pretty small footprint and is easy to learn, not sure about UK availability though.

When I play Hostage Negotiator it takes about 2'x 2' of table space, so if that qualifies it's a good one.

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+ 1 for Friday. Happy camping .
 
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RE: utopia engine

Have played that once before and found it a lil hard to keep track of how to work everything out.Will go back to it and see if further plays make it easier.
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+ 1 for Friday
also Catan the Dice game
 
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RE: utopia engine

Have played that once before and found it a lil hard to keep track of how to work everything out.Will go back to it and see if further plays make it easier.


I've never played it. It's on my list to try. I figured it was probably the easiest to tote along on a hiking trip.
 
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I'll also second Friday. It's exactly what you're looking for.
 
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Tiny Epic Galaxies
Tiny Epic Kingdoms with Tiny Epic Kingdoms: Heroes' Call for solo play
Multiuniversum
Clacks: A Discworld Board Game
Side Quest
Forbidden Island

These are all small footprint games that will not take up much luggage space or table space.

Feel free to join us over on the 1 Player Guild for many more good suggestions.
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Mondkalb123 wrote:
Pandemic: The Cure doesn't use very much space; it's just a bag of dice, some cards and the few board tile circles.
This one has the adventage that you can invite up to six players, if you want to.

Die Legenden von Andor: Chada & Thorn a nice little card game, unfortunatelly there is still no English version. The in-game text is maderate though, and you can download a full english translation from the files section. Chada and Thorn is a cooperative two-player game wich can easily played solo.

Elder Sign has lots of different cards and tokens and some dice, but also doesn't use that much space.


And if you rebox it, it can take up even less space in a thematic way.

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Invaders from Dimension X! comes in a ziploc OR as downloadable files you need to add dice but that's it. Light, solo-designed space-themed fun.
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Stowaway 52, though it is more like a choose your own adventure book.
 
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Elevenses for One

11 cards and there's a PNP version
 
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