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Morten Monrad Pedersen (user mortenmdk) has codified, named[1], and popularized the "automa" style of AI opponent, which allows games to be played solo while providing an experience similar to having human opponents.

The actual definition of an "automa" is still being worked out, but the current guidelines[2] used for this geeklist[3] are that an automa should:

A. Represent an opponent who can win or lose, much as a human opponent would. In particular the solo experience should not rely on "beat your previous high score", unless beating your high score is also part of the base competitive experience.

B. Not be a full AI simulation, but instead should interact with the game and the player enough to feel like an opponent, while streamlining out a lot of the details.

C. Not require the human to make choices on behalf of the automa that work against the human's interests.


Before adding an entry to this list, please be sure that it really follows automa style (listed above). Many/most solo variants do not, and are instead either "beat your high score", or full AI simulations of a human player. If the consensus here is that an entry is not actually an automa, I will delete it, and add it to a list of entries which were removed.



User gavmcgz has also been creating digital versions of automa. Check out the geeklist here: Digital Automas*. If you're looking for non-automa solitaire variants, check out is this great geeklist: Non-solitaire games that have solo rules in BGG.



The following games have been removed from this list:
Full simulation rather than being streamlined
* Empire of the Sun.
* Series: COIN (GMT) games, including
** Fire in the Lake.
** Liberty or Death: The American Insurrection.
* Labyrinth: The War on Terror, 2001 – ?.
* Power Grid: The Robots.
* Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Redjak's Automated Emperor)
* Suburbia (official and fan-made variants)

"Beat your high score"
* Agricola (Agricola Automa Decks - Single Player Automated Opponent)
* Brew Crafters (Brew Crafters Solo AI)
* Imperial Settlers. You can lose, but not as you would against a human opponent.
* Jump Drive (A variant for non-campaign solitaire play)
* Russian Railroads.
* Suburbia (official and fan-made variants)

Automa-like, but seem to requires the player to come up with intelligent ideas that will help the bot.
* Churchill.
* Star Wars: Imperial Assault (Redjak's Automated Imperial)

Other reasons
* Mage Knight Board Game. The official dummy player is "not much more than a clock", while Volkare (from the Lost Legion expansion) is more like a co-op objective than another human in the game, competing to win.
* Suburbia (fan-made variants which require the player to make decisions on behalf of the AI)
* Targi. The solo variant author felt it was more of a "beat your score" system, and I was concerned that it substantially changed the winning condition at higher difficulty levels.



Background:

As defined in his blog post The Automa Approach I: A method for making solitaire modes for multiplayer games:
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The philosophy behind my approach is that playing the solo version of game should feel like playing the multiplayer game. This doesn’t mean that every detail should be the same, but the soul of the game should be intact. Thus you should strive to avoid cutting out important parts of the game, and the solo player should face roughly the same choices and the same win-lose criteria as the multi-players.
In a blog post reply, Morten summarized the automa approach this way:
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My main idea is to put up a shell of an opponent that simulates the core interaction points of an opponent, but removes everything else. Thus the Automa in Viticulture doesn't actually have a vineyard, it just replicates the core points of interactions you have with another player.
This streamlining is a key part of the automa, which distinguishes it from a full AI.


[1] The actual term "automa" was suggested by J. M. Lopez-Cepero "CP" (andvaranaut).

[2] These guidelines have been changed substantially since the first draft, so earlier discussions about numbered points no longer correspond to these rules.

[3] Some of the games on this list have solo variants which have explicitly been called "automa" by their designers. Others might not use that term, but appear to conform to the automa definition.
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1. Board Game: 13 Minutes: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:2947]
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I created a solo variant for this microgame that meets the above definition of Automa:

A. The AI opponent, Boris, represents an opponent who can win or lose, much as a human opponent would. The solo experience does not rely on "beat your previous high score."

B. Boris is not a full AI simulation, but instead interacts with the game and the player enough to feel like an opponent, while streamlining out a lot of the details. For this game, the "details" are the Event cards, which give a player several choices when an Event card associated with that player's superpower is played by the opponent. Boris ignores the text of his (the USSR's) Event cards played by his opponent and instead reacts under a consistent set of easily applied rules that approximate what a human opponent might do based on the Event cards.

C. Boris does not require the human to make choices on his behalf that work against the human's interests.

Although this is a microgame with only 13 cards and 26 cubes, it has a lot more depth than you'd expect. Its designers struck a unique balance of several factors that make for some interesting decisions.
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2. Board Game: 18Lilliput [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:2198]
Board Game: 18Lilliput
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18Lilliput includes an Automa, Gulliver, who is your main opponent.

18Lilliput is an 18xx type game involving route-building,train purchases and share ownership. Unlike 18xx games, it does not use spatial maps but instead uses tile taying through which the map emerges. It also uses action selection (via cards) to help create tension between players (although the Automa does not use them). It is only the second 18xx game (or type of game) for which a solo mode was created. In the solo game, Gulliver represents an opponent who is building their own track network, and receiving income from it. Players with the most money, though cash and share ownership, wins. Gullivers play, compared with the basic game, is streamlined and follows a particular order including track building, laying stations, special additonal trac laying if certain conditions are met, share buying if simple conditions are met, and then train-buying.

Track-laying is governed by a simple flow chart of cascading priorities, whilst Gulliver does not purchase stations or trains unlike a human player.However, there are times where a random die roll is necessary to determine a choice between a straight or curved track and, if curved, what direction it goes, or what share to buy. Arguably a human could make the 'right' decision in terms of an optimal spatial layout, but the automa is pretty tough as it is, and I think that random directions were built in. The only main avenue for player agency on behalf of Gulliver is deciding on the optmimal routes for share payouts, especially for multiple trains of different distance capacities.

Overall a simple yet very challenging Automa that gives rise to hope for more Automa in these types of games.
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3. Board Game: 51st State: Master Set [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:295]
Board Game: 51st State: Master Set
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The solo opponent in this one looks even more "automish" than Imperial Settlers. The goal is to score more than the Virtual Player. Then, there's a table that grades your score.

I'm not sure about how easy it is to actually beat the Virtual Player (early reports seems to say pretty easy, but probably not playing it correctly), but I think that could be easily resolved boosting the points of the AI either in some actions, or giving him a head start.

That said, the way it plays seems to fit well the criteria: the Virtual Player flip cards, he uses them either to instantly build locations or destroy yours (ignoring resources), and try to steal action places from the human player scoring points instead of drawing cards.
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4. Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:17]
Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel
Just released by designer Bruno Cathala on Asomdee website making it an official solo variant. It has a 12 card "decision" deck that helps the Automa decide what to do and comes with five different opponents.

Asmodee website:
https://print-and-play.asmodee.fun/7-wonders-duel/

Bruno's blog:
http://www.brunocathala.com/7-wonders-duel-extension-solo/
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5. Board Game: Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small – The Big Box [Average Rating:7.79 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.79 Unranked]
Board Game: Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small – The Big Box
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Agricola All Creatures Big and Small is for two players only also for yourself to enjoy against an Automa!

See [SOLO] EDP's solo rules for Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small - The Big Box (expansions are optional, automa opponent).

Good luck and have fun!
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6. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:469]
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The game includes an AI named Dirk, who acts as a shared 3rd player in 2-player games. Dirk is not an automa, since the players control his moves to benefit themselves. However, I found this variant:

Solo Variant with Dirk and Henn

In it, a solo player competes against Dirk and Henn. Each of them randomly acquires buildings, and can win at the end if they have the most points. They are streamlined in that they don't have to actually handle money, and the way they score points for walls doesn't require spatial placement.

It looks like a pair of automa to me.
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7. Board Game: Altiplano [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:290]
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8. Board Game: Anachrony [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:44] [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
Board Game: Anachrony
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I'm just gonna shamelessly plug my current on-KS game. It has an Automa called Chronobot. My design principle was explicitly "make it like Viticulture, but choose actions less randomly". Hope the solo crowd will like it

The solo rules should go out in the next backer update.
Solo rules included here: http://www.anachronyboardgame.com/downloads/Rulebook-update-...
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9. Board Game: Anno 1800 [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:1471]
Board Game: Anno 1800
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Inofficial card driven automa
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10. Board Game: AquaSphere [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:474]
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This Solo Variant: Jean-Henri, the Amazing Self-Programming Scientist posted by Byron Campbell (kittenhoarder) appears to be an automa.

The AI is streamlined, competes to win on points (unless you choose not to have the AI score), and makes automated decisions.

Hat tip to Dale Buonocore (Elad) for pointing this out.
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11. Board Game: Architects of the West Kingdom [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:78]
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Comes with Automa deck included!
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12. Board Game: Archon: Glory & Machination [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:2358]
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Solo variant

This AI works by drawing a card and looking up on a chart what action on the board that card represents. It is streamlined in that it does not use any coins or resources as a human opponent would.
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13. Board Game: Azul [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:50] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
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has designed what look like automa to me in this thread
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14. Board Game: Barrage [Average Rating:8.22 Overall Rank:54]
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15. Board Game: Baseball Highlights: 2045 [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:477]
Board Game: Baseball Highlights: 2045
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I also thought of Baseball Highlights 2045 for this list. You randomly draw cards that become the AI deck and then you compete against that deck.

Fulfills 1. represents another player
Fulfills 2. Flip the AI top card and perform its actions.
Fulfills 3. Competes to win best 4 out of 7 series
Fulfills 4. It makes no decisions but you do move the tokens based on the card draw but this is no different than placing workers for the Automa in Viticulture.


Thanks Dave for the reassurance
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16. Board Game: Between Two Cities [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:595]
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The base game includes an official solo variant using automa, designed by Morten.
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17. Board Game: Bios: Megafauna [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:2661] [Average Rating:6.92 Unranked]
Board Game: Bios: Megafauna
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Bios Megafauna has an excellent AI-engine and very hard to beat.
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18. Board Game: Black Angel [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:669]
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Great Automa from the box
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19. Board Game: Blitzkrieg!: World War Two in 20 Minutes [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:814]
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Has a solo automa designed by David Turczi. Not sure if it violates the requirements for this geek list though as the game's rules are so simple there’s not much you can strip out... gives a lot of options for the player to choose the automa's actions so it doesn’t require the solo player to act against their own best decisions.
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20. Board Game: The Bloody Inn [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:776]
Board Game: The Bloody Inn
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You play against Maurice, a bot:
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/167214/bloody-inn-solo-va...

There ist also a bot for the expansion:
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/170652/bloody-inn-solo-va...
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21. Board Game: Bombay [Average Rating:6.30 Overall Rank:2951]
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An unofficial solo variant by Kevin B. Smith (peakhope) from 2011, which used the automa approach before it had a name.

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You play against Tom, a card driven automa
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I have posted in the files section an AUTOMA DECK and RULES for Bora Bora.

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/196148/bora-bora-automa-d...

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https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/168370/brass-birmingham-g...
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