The Masters - Golf, and Multi-player solitaire games
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Golf and American Bowling are two sports that I can't understand anyone watching on TV or in person. These games are multi-player solitaire. They have another huge negative in that you can't even follow your favorite player (if you have one) through all their shots. You don't get any insight into the strategy the golfer is using or their state of mind. Fans can't be vocal except after a shot is over with and even then it can only be done in positive ways.

"He's on the xth hole, about y yards from the pin and looks like he has selected a z club, wind blowing from the AA at about MM miles per hour." Rinse and repeat ad nauseum.

With this in mind I wanted to create a list of board games that have this multi-player solitaire element to them. Feel free to add your own.



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1. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:49]
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A decent enough game, but like San Juan the multi-player element is not a major factor.
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2. Board Game: San Juan [Average Rating:7.28 Overall Rank:228]
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Unlike its bigger brother Puerto Rico there is very little player interaction to be found here.
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3. Board Game: Kingsburg [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:266]
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A fun enough game but not one where very much of the strategy revolves around actively working to block an opponents move. It's more just about how to ensure your own moves produce the most for you. If you happen to foil another players plans while advancing your own then that's an added bonus.
 
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4. Board Game: Merchant of Venus [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:696]
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If the starship combat is added then this game is quite a bit less multi-player solitaire but without it you have another game of optimizing your own strategy with the only need to take notice of your opponents is to which products they might get to before you.
 
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5. Board Game: Diamant [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:612]
 
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I like this one as a fun filler but it is very much a multi-player solitaire.
 
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6. Board Game: Empire Builder [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:951]
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All games in this series are fundamentally multi-player solitaire. I know you can make track builds with the purpose of hurting another player but the number of times that it is a viable strategy are very limited. Card dumping to try to disrupt an opponent is also not usually a winning strategy.
 
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7. Board Game: TransAmerica [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:893]
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Solo-solo-solo choo choo.
 
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8. Board Game: DungeonQuest [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:1282]
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Up to four heroes all who often never have contact with each other.
 
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9. Board Game: Boggle [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:1959]
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I like this game but it can quite easily be played solitaire without much discernible difference from playing multi-player.
 
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10. Board Game: Around the World in 80 Days [Average Rating:6.59 Overall Rank:1313]
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Not much player interaction here.
 
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