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Karl Ruppelt
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Just got my copy and was wondering how those who have played MOM2 solo feel about their experience.
 
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Thomas Grogan
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It was fine. Just control more than 1 investigator otherwise you won't be able to do all things in the scenarios that you need in the time alotted.
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I think playing multiple investigators in this game is very easy. Each character only has one unique ability to remember and all of their stats are clearly laid out on their cards. If you've any kind of experience with this sort of game and have just reasonable table space you should be able to manage 3 investigators comfortably (I think 3 or 4 is the sweet spot). The game scales very well for player numbers.

The only thing you really miss out on is the potential betrayal aspect of some of the insanity conditions. I'm on record here as strongly disliking this mechanic so that's not a big deal to me... but if it's something that appeals to you then its a factor to bear in mind.
 
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Karl Ruppelt
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tomaisin wrote:
It was fine. Just control more than 1 investigator otherwise you won't be able to do all things in the scenarios that you need in the time alotted.


Would 2 investigators be enough?
 
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The only thing that makes Solo a bit wonky is the Insanity mechanic. It will mostly be fine since you won't be playing with the Insanity cards that involve alternate win conditions, but the whole mystery of wondering what sort of Insanity your fellow investigators have is kind of ruined.

Otherwise, the game plays great with 2-5 investigators solo.
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J. Chris Miller
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MrMzchf wrote:
Would 2 investigators be enough?


Yeah I controlled 2 and it was fine. You're just a tad more limited on investigator special abilities is the only real difference.

High Flying Bird wrote:
The only thing you really miss out on is the potential betrayal aspect of some of the insanity conditions. I'm on record here as strongly disliking this mechanic so that's not a big deal to me... but if it's something that appeals to you then its a factor to bear in mind.


I'm pretty mixed on this myself. I think I may just remove the ones that are betrayal-oriented.
 
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MrMzchf wrote:
tomaisin wrote:
It was fine. Just control more than 1 investigator otherwise you won't be able to do all things in the scenarios that you need in the time alotted.


Would 2 investigators be enough?


I think it's best with 3 or 4 but 2 is definitely very playable and enjoyable. You just may find the scenarios slightly harder.
 
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Baker Odom
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coyotemoon722 wrote:
MrMzchf wrote:
Would 2 investigators be enough?


Yeah I controlled 2 and it was fine. You're just a tad more limited on investigator special abilities is the only real difference.

High Flying Bird wrote:
The only thing you really miss out on is the potential betrayal aspect of some of the insanity conditions. I'm on record here as strongly disliking this mechanic so that's not a big deal to me... but if it's something that appeals to you then its a factor to bear in mind.


I'm pretty mixed on this myself. I think I may just remove the ones that are betrayal-oriented.


The game tells you not to use them. None of the "1+" Insanity cards involve betrayal.
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Simon Taylor
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High Flying Bird wrote:
MrMzchf wrote:
tomaisin wrote:
It was fine. Just control more than 1 investigator otherwise you won't be able to do all things in the scenarios that you need in the time alotted.


Would 2 investigators be enough?


I think it's best with 3 or 4 but 2 is definitely very playable and enjoyable. You just may find the scenarios slightly harder.


My wife and I play with one investigator each, and following a suggestion here on BGG, we bump up the actions to 3 each. Still a hard game, just not rock hard

We may play with 2 investigators each tonight, to see what that would play like
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mortego

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I had a good time playing this game solo.
 
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Stefan Tymoshyshyn
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Even Tom Vasel enjoyed playing it solo...watch his review.
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Magnus Rydin
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One of my best solo experiences..
But then I love MoM, so..
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Three Headed Monkey
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I've just played solo once so far as I try and find people to play it with and I had a good time with it.
 
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