Small, Simple and Soloable Conflict Games
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In recent months I've been struggling to get games to the table due to 'real life' and downsized gaming space. I suspect a lot of gamers, like me, want to a play a game with the minimum of preparation.

This is a further refinement of Simple but Deep Wargames geeklist. The goal of this geeklist is to identify great games that are simple, small, easily soloable and scratch that 'conflict' itch. More importantly, these games can hit the table with minimal preparation and are FUN.

The rules of submission are:
(1) The game must be in print and is commercially available now (JUL 2014);

(2) The game can be setup (including rules refresh) and played in 180 minutes;

(3) The game must be low complexity (Max weight 2.9);

(4) The maximum play area of the game, including map, card decks, tracking displays, other player aids etc, cannot exceed 65cm x 65cm (26 x 26 inches);

(5) The game must be a wargame or a war-themed game that has a rules specific combat, battle, attack, shoot or conflict phase;

(6) The game must be solitaire only, a two player game that can be soloed easily, or a cooperative game that can be played solitaire;

(7) No digital download only games please or the list will get too big;

(8) Must have official English rules, either with the game or downloadable.

As a suggestion, games with hidden information (typically Block games or Card driven games) should not be added to this geeklist, unless they have solitaire specific rules, or are proven to easily work solitaire. Thanks in advance for your contributions
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This is the professional version
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This should fit the space and complexity constraints, assuming it is similar to Tours
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