But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you… And I will beat you.
...Let me know if you can beat that (81 & 2!) Michael
I've been playing your solitaire rules for the past week now and have been having fun. Some rules of thumb have made solo Carcassonne work well. Here they are.
1} I don't make piles of 20 tiles, but use a bag with all the tiles and quit once I have 41 tiles (starting tile + 40 game tiles) in play. This way every tile is in play till the end.
2) With every tile placed you must try to place a follower (Meeple) on a feature. This has to be done within the original rules. i.e. you can't place followers on a feature with an existing follower residing on that feature. (I don't like this rule as much. It can tie up your followers for quite a long time, but I have played this one 6-7 times and it does work, adding to the brain drain when placing tiles.)
3) Place a river first with out placing any followers till you start with the random tiles. (This one worked very well. It added to the look of the game and yielded my best score yet.)
My scores to date.
A) With mandatory follower placement (56pts) B) With voluntary follower placement (80pts) C) A river runs through it & random placement (102pts)
All these games used the tile bag with ALL tiles available for random draw.
Hope this helps add to your enjoyment to this game, Jim P
I found this topic while searching for a solitaire variant. I expected there to be quite a few but this is the only one I have found. Anyone have any other ideas? I will be trying the one in this topic tomorrow.
I am confused as to why there is a difference between making two stacks of 20 tiles or drawing 40 tiles from the entire pool. Either way, you are getting the same random tiles. Whether you draw the tiles in the order they are stacked, or you draw them from a bag, you are still ultimately drawing from the entire tile pool. Pretend you immediately draw all 40 tiles (from a bag of 70+) then place them into two 20 tile stacks. There is no difference from doing this and drawing from a bag of 70+.