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Jordan S
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Hey fellow BGG'ers! So, I've been playing Level 7 (Escape), and I really enjoy it! I'm now in the market for another game that's similar: Exploring by turning tiles, gathering items, fighting stuff- the usual!
I do play solo more than I do with other people, so something that you play against the board would get a lot more use, but isn't mandatory for your suggestions.
The first obvious choice is Betrayal At House On The Hill, but I'm not dropping $100 (minimum) on it! Just something in the vain of those two. Anyone played Doom: The Board Game? Or would one of the D&D games be a good choice?
I'd love to own Mansions of Madness one day (and everything else Lovecraftian!) but I'm just not sure it would get played very often, since that's 2 players MINIMUM! Help!

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Betrayal at House on the Hill $34.99
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I saw that last week! I'm a little concerned that it isn't updated info. I don't want to drop the money and then have to wait 6 months to get the game!
Here's a note from someone on the Wizards.com forum from a month ago: "I just got off the phone with Wizards of the Coast and the official company line is "we have a reprint on schedule but we have not set a release date yet"."

But Reddit in Feb. is saying a reprint is scheduled for this month. For that price, it might be worth it risking the wait!

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Looks very cool! I'll definitely add this to my list of possibles, and check out some gameplay videos later! Thank you for the suggestion!
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Betrayal is probably not a good choice because it requires at least 3 players.

For solo dungeon crawls, Gears of War gets the most props here on the geek.

The D&D games all play well solo and are definitely tile-based dungeon crawls. Each of the three have similar mechanics (which are very simple to learn) but they each have a different flavor. Any would fit your need.
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I used to own Doom and eventually traded it on. I felt that it sat uneasily between a tactical and storytelling game. (I'm thinking here of the alien player reading paragraphs to the marine players and telling them that certain things happened.) Conversely, the game has a lot of fans.

Betrayal is certainly tile-based and a game I enjoy a lot. My caveats would be that game can be a bit random: players meander around the house, hoping to find useful stuff depending on whatever the monster turns out to be. Then again, that's a lot like the movies ...

The D&D games left me a bit cold - there was a lot of very random "now stuff happens", which made the game feel like you were just wandering around. But again, they have their fans.

Other possibilities are:

* Claustrophobia: awesome, 2 player only though. No solo.
* Earth Reborn: ditto.
* Zombicide: would work quite well solo
* Last Night On Earth: don't think this would do solo.
* Descent: of course.
* Level 7 Omega Protocol: alas, no solo


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Sometimes I wish I had split personalities, so I could rock all these two-player games when my friends can't come over! I appreciate the information; I've looked into several of these, and have them on a "one day, I'll probably own you" list. Last Night On Earth is a definite, but I agree that solo probably wouldn't work at all.
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Jeswins wrote:
Betrayal is probably not a good choice because it requires at least 3 players.

For solo dungeon crawls, Gears of War gets the most props here on the geek.

The D&D games all play well solo and are definitely tile-based dungeon crawls. Each of the three have similar mechanics (which are very simple to learn) but they each have a different flavor. Any would fit your need.


Yeah, I realize that about Betrayal, but I don't mind it sitting on my shelf until I can organize game nights. I've just heard so much great stuff about it, I really want to own it!

Gears is definitely moving towards the top of my list as of now!

And I'm going to look into the D&D games a bit more in depth, see what I like/dislike about them.

Thank you!
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A dungeon crawl similar to Betrayal with an unofficial solo variant: Dungeon Run
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if you can find a copy, maybe try DungeonQuest. flipping tiles, and fun solo. just dont go in expecting to win
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Claustrophobia is just a fabulous wee game for two.
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