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I often play boardgames and wargames solo since this hobby is not popular in Hong Kong, the place where I live. Thus, I own quite a lot of solitaire games. When I pick up a game in a shop, the first thing I try to do is to look at the back of the box to see whether this game is suitable for solo play. It is a great disappointment when I discover a great game which cannot be played solo. At that time, I will memorize the name of the game and then search through BGG to find whether someone has devised solo rules for that game. It is difficult to express my joy when I discover that someone has designed solo rules for my favorite game. Then, a click on the "favorite" botton becomes an instinct. This is usually followed by a trip to the shop to get that game.

Now, I have got a list of solo rules created by members in the BGG. I wish to share this list with you all, especially those solo players.

Here are some guidelines that I follow in making this list:
1. Games are listed by their rank in the Geeklist, popular games come first.
2. I do not include games published before 2000. Thus, the games in my list are still mostly available.
3. For some games, this might not be rules. It may be just ideas how to play the game solo.
4. I also include some games that have official solo rules but have been superceded by better rules designed by BGG users, such as Runebound and Tomb.

Hope that this list can make the good works of those solo rule designers to be more accessible in the BGG.
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1. Board Game: 13 Minutes: The Cuban Missile Crisis [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:2721]
Dave Capozzi
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https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1748308/solo-variant
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2. Board Game: 1960: The Making of the President [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:145]
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3. Board Game: 51st State: Master Set [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:257]
Andrei Ivushkin
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51st State Campaign Mode
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4. Board Game: 7 Wonders [Average Rating:7.82 Overall Rank:39]
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5. Board Game: 7 Wonders Duel [Average Rating:8.16 Overall Rank:9]
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6. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:123]
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7. Board Game: Age of Gods [Average Rating:6.32 Overall Rank:3097]
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Solo variant available here: Solo Variant with Dummy Players (for Revised edition)
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8. Board Game: Age of Steam [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:101]
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/146961

and also

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/150771

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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/139152
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9. Board Game: Age of War [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1429]
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https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1228280/simple-solitaire-va...

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https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1272063/simple-solitaire-va...

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https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1243708/solitaire-struggle-...

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https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1687260/solo-battle-variant...
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10. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.04 Overall Rank:15]
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/918303/a-twist-on-single...
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/394314
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/46307/agricolavillagee...
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/46319/agricolavillagee...
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/46343/agricolaexpansio...
(Among the 3, expansion 7 is the best for solitaire play)
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11. Board Game: Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:159]
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12. Board Game: Aguirre [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
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Prince of Peru, a set of solo rules for Aguirre
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13. Board Game: Akrotiri [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:581]
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14. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:388]
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/183185
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/102955
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15. Board Game: Alhambra: The Dice Game [Average Rating:6.18 Overall Rank:2905]
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/152991/solitare-play
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16. Board Game: Alien Frontiers [Average Rating:7.48 Overall Rank:142]
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The Front-o-matic - a new solo variant for Alien Frontiers

The Zorg (Solitaire Variant)
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17. Board Game: Amerigo [Average Rating:7.51 Overall Rank:255]
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http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1093518/solitaire-variant
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18. Board Game: Among the Stars [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:406] [Average Rating:7.20 Unranked]
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19. Board Game: The Ancient World [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:890]
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20. Board Game: Android [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:959]
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Simple easy solo variant
Variant that doesn't add any new rules, and plays very similar to the multiplayer original game.
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21. Board Game: Android: Infiltration [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1169]
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22. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.96 Overall Rank:34]
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23. Board Game: Anima: Shadow of Omega [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:4685] [Average Rating:5.88 Unranked]
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24. Board Game: Antler Island [Average Rating:6.17 Overall Rank:3793]
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Here's another:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/303379

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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/file/info/31418
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25. Board Game: AquaSphere [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:324]
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