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Mark Wilson
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this game looks so good to me but from what I read, the play does not lend itself to solo play. Is this a correct assumption?
 
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Patrick Hillier
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I'd say no solo - I don't really even like that much 2 player. Half the fun is messing with others by blocking spots with your dice.
 
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Dave K
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Love 'em even if a few games get scuttled from time to time.
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I see no worthwhile way to play this game solo and I would agree it starts to be better with 3 and up. 2 player is possible but not as good.
 
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phillier937 wrote:
I'd say no solo - I don't really even like that much 2 player. Half the fun is messing with others by blocking spots with your dice.


Personally, I think it's a great game 2p, possibly better than 3-5. But I agree I'm not sure how you'd make it a solo experience.
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I think there was a variant for solo play somewhere on this forum, but I don't recall that many details on it right now or whether people thought it was good or not. Agreed that it's better against other people. I like the 3 player game best.

Edit: Found the thread:
Zorg Solitaire Variant
 
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You can play the iOS version against AI opponents. Seems to work really well, although the lower ranked AI's tend to do stupid things like dumping all dice into the Maintenance Bay.
 
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Brandon Freels
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Actually, I find this game very good as a solo game. Since no information is hidden (not counting Agendas), you can play all of the players and hot-seat between them. Play your best as every player ... and get in your own way. It becomes a puzzle, and I guarantee you will become a better player when you play "for real" and you won't be AP-ing like many seem to do.
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Marc Gaudet
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Agreed with above, I've played solo attempting different strategies for each color and you definitly get to learn the game a lot quicker!

I'm impressed how balanced this game is, there are many equally potent routes to victory, its all about what combination of Area bonus's and Alien Tech cards you use and not falling behind in colony construction.

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markwilsonsd wrote:
this game looks so good to me but from what I read, the play does not lend itself to solo play. Is this a correct assumption?


Watch some calandale videos. Apparently every game can be played solo.
 
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