Quick Solo Games that Play in Under 20 Minutes
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Do you enjoy solo games that play quickly? Me too!

Criteria for games in this list:

thumbsup Can be played solo.
thumbsup Minimum play time of 20 minutes or less.
thumbsup Unofficial solo variants allowed - please link to the variant in the geeklist item.

Games with the folowing criteria should not be added to the list:

thumbsdown No option to play solo.
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1. Board Game: 30 Rails [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:4024]
David M
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Official playtime: 20-30 minutes.
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2. Board Game: Adaman [Average Rating:6.04 Overall Rank:10138]
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Official playtime: 10 minutes.
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3. Board Game: Ahead in the Clouds [Average Rating:6.46 Overall Rank:9042]
David M
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Official playtime: 20 minutes.
 
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4. Board Game: Autumn [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:10981]
Garrett
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London
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Solo play in 5-10 mins. PnP only. Plays 1-3.
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5. Board Game: Avenue [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:1605]
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Official playtime: 15 minutes.
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6. Board Game: B-17: Queen of the Skies [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:1356]
Mark Morrise
United States
Salt Lake City
Utah
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Official playtime: 20 minutes.
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7. Board Game: Balloon Pop! [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:11204]
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Official playtime: 10 minutes.
 
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8. Board Game: Bananagrams [Average Rating:6.35 Overall Rank:1645] [Average Rating:6.35 Unranked]
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Official playtime: 15 minutes.
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9. Board Game: Between Two Cities [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:526]
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Official playtime: 20 minutes.
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10. Board Game: A Blood-Red Banner: The Alamo [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:8061]
Mark Morrise
United States
Salt Lake City
Utah
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Official playtime: 15 minutes.
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11. Board Game: The Bogey [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:10792]
Nigel Ng
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Official play time: 5–10 Min

Only require a deck of playing cards.

I rarely play solo games (though I'm starting to love them), but when I first played it I was hooked to play a few times in a row.
 
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12. Board Game: Boggle [Average Rating:6.20 Overall Rank:2124]
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Official playtime: 10 minutes.
 
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13. Board Game: Bottom of the 9th [Average Rating:6.89 Overall Rank:1439]
Mark Morrise
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Salt Lake City
Utah
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Official playtime: 5-20 minutes.
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14. Board Game: Bullfrogs: Solitaire Variant Expansion [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
Mark Morrise
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Official playtime: 5-15 minutes.
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15. Board Game: Castellion [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:1380]
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Official playtime: 15 minutes.
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16. Board Game: Catan Dice Game [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:5968]
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Official playtime: 15 minutes.
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17. Board Game: Cheese Chasers [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:8660]
Mark Morrise
United States
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Official playtime: 10 minutes.
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18. Board Game: Cities [Average Rating:6.41 Overall Rank:2550]
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Official playtime: 15-30 minutes.
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19. Board Game: Crashland [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked]
Garrett
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Official playtime: 20-30 minutes.

PnP only. In reality plays in about 15-20. Very cool exploration and deduction feeling.
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20. Board Game: Delve: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:4186]
Mark Morrise
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Official playtime: 20 minutes.
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21. Board Game: Dice of the Living Dead [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:10039]
Judy Krauss
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An easy to build, print-and-play, "escape the town which is full of zombies" game.

Playing time 15 minutes.

(I've played this game a lot, and it can end much soon than that! zombie But, I'd say the playing time is between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on how fast you play, too.)
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22. Board Game: Dice Stars [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2116]
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Official playtime: 15-25 minutes.
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23. Board Game: Doodle Quest [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:2499]
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Official playtime: 15 minutes.
 
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24. Board Game: Dr. Eureka [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:1381]
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Official playtime: 15 minutes.
 
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25. Board Game: Dungeon Roll [Average Rating:6.14 Overall Rank:2243]
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Official playtime: 15 minutes.
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