The Best Games for 1 Player
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This is part of a group of lists that use the overall BGG ratings in combination with the "Best With x Players"/"Recommended With x Players" to produce a list of the best games for a certain number of players.

The idea is as a reference tool - you know you'll have x number of players at your game night, so have a look at this list and pick a game. You know that it will be a good game for the number of players you have, so its 'just' a case of picking the best actual game for them.

This list for 1 player is slightly different than most of the other lists as there are relatively few games "Best for 1 Player" so this list includes a number of games that are "Recommended for 1 Player" as well.
If you don't agree with some of the Best/Recommended #s then I urge you to go and register your vote on that game's poll!

All lists in this series:
The Best Games for 1 Player
The Best Games for 2 Players
The Best Games for 3 Players
The Best Games for 4 Players
The Best Games for 5 Players
The Best Games for 6 Players
The Best Games for 7 or more Players
How Many Players? Play this.....
How Many Players? Play This..... (2010 Edition)

Other lists have been attempted like this previously, but this is the first one to my knowledge that uses the #players polls in the game entries. You may also want to check out:

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1. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.03 Overall Rank:17]
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2. Board Game: Le Havre [Average Rating:7.91 Overall Rank:36]
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3. Board Game: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:66] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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4. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:73]
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5. Board Game: Ghost Stories [Average Rating:7.38 Overall Rank:191]
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6. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader [Average Rating:7.95 Overall Rank:209] [Average Rating:7.95 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:237] [Average Rating:7.32 Unranked]
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8. Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:238]
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9. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:271]
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10. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:327]
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11. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear! – Russia 1941-42 [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:390]
 
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12. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #1 [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:403]
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13. Board Game: D-Day at Omaha Beach [Average Rating:8.26 Overall Rank:475]
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14. Board Game: Thunderstone [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:528] [Average Rating:6.99 Unranked]
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15. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Storms of Steel! – Kursk 1943 [Average Rating:7.77 Overall Rank:604]
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16. Board Game: Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:570]
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17. Board Game: Forbidden Island [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:584]
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18. Board Game: Ricochet Robots [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:571] [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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19. Board Game: Peloponnes [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:667]
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20. Board Game: Ambush! [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:676]
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21. Board Game: Runebound (Second Edition) [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:691]
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22. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #2 [Average Rating:7.89 Overall Rank:741]
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23. Board Game: A Touch of Evil: The Supernatural Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:732]
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24. Board Game: Advanced Squad Leader: Starter Kit #3 [Average Rating:7.99 Overall Rank:797]
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25. Board Game: Factory Fun [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:868]
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