Solitaire Games and Variants I Want To Try
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I recently decided to make a substantial move into solitaire gaming and have even started my own video series:

Heavy Lifting by Myself

I'm interested in both solitaire games and, especially, user-created solitaire variants. I made this list to track the ones I might be interested in as I come across while making my rounds on the Geek as well as to gauge interest from people for video purposes.
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1. Board Game: Age of Industry [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:459]
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Creator: Elad

A Solitaire Variant: Playing Against the PA Resource Baron
 
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2. Board Game: Android [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:1005]
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This may be a game that works better solitaire than as a competitive one.

Android: Hard-Boiled Loner - A Solo-Play Variant
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3. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:238]
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Creator: Solitaire out of the box

Yet another game to borrow.
 
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4. Board Game: Caylus [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:45]
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Creator: GameRulesforOne

SoloPlay_Caylus_v1.pdf

SoloPlay Variant for Caylus is Available

UPDATE: I made a video of this addictive variant!

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/59211/caylus/caylus-solo...
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5. Board Game: Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1257]
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I have a low-level interest in this one, but looks like it could be fun, and it plays solitaire/coop out of the box.

In an ideal world, I might pick this up, but I think in reality if I do, it'll end up sitting around. Still, putting it here as a reminder.
 
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6. Board Game: D-Day at Tarawa [Average Rating:8.23 Overall Rank:2332]
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Creator: Solo out of the box
 
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7. Board Game: Earth Reborn [Average Rating:7.75 Overall Rank:269]
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Creator: None yet. I'd like to make one.
 
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Specifically thinking of trying out some of the user-created scenarios and mini-campaigns.

Ooh, this one looks good: Custom COG Pack 2 (Updated to v1.2!)
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9. Board Game: Hansa Teutonica [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:108]
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This is definitely the kind of game I could use some practice at, so solitaire play would be a good idea.

Creator: GameRulesforOne

SoloPlay_HansaTeutonica_v1.pdf
 
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10. Board Game: Le Havre [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:36]
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Another game I could use some practice at. There's an official variant in the game as well as one from GameRulesforOne.

SoloPlay variant for Le Havre is now available
 
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11. Board Game: Lewis & Clark [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:138]
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Creator: TBD, but several good ideas in this thread: Variable movement variant for McKenzie in solitaire game
 
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12. Board Game: Mansions of Madness [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:257] [Average Rating:7.36 Unranked]
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Creator: kittenhoarder

File page: No-Keeper Threat Deck Variant
 
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13. Board Game: Navajo Wars [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:1108]
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Creator: Solo out of the box

Update 12/23/14: First play completed. Kinda. I finished the tutorial scenario where it left off, and there's always a chance I missed something along the way, but I recorded 2 points for a Minor Victory. Woohoo! Gonna start another one up immediately here after dinner.
 
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14. Board Game: Panamax [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:467]
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Creator: Elad

The PanaBot Solitaire Variant

UPDATE: I made my first video based on this variant:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/58957/panamax/panabot-so...

 
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15. Board Game: Pax Porfiriana [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:376]
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Creator: In the rulebook though I hear it needs work

File page: N/A

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16. Board Game: Silverton [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:1388]
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Didn't know this one was solitaire but it's both solo out of the box and there's a user-made variant. Looks like THE solitaire go-to train game.
 
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17. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:26]
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Creator: GameRulesforOne

SoloPlay_ThroughtheAges_v1.pdf

SoloPlay variant for Through the Ages is now available
 
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18. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:373]
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I had seen mention that this one is not good solo because you have to play both sides, and I generally do not like that. I did that enough in the 80s with ASL. I like my games to have some sort of AI to fight back against me.

Then I saw this thread about a variant that introduces some uncertainty in your opponent's hand.
 
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19. Board Game: Urban Sprawl [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1252]
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Creator: Elad

Solitaire Variant: Taking On "The Donald"
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