Plays the same as any other block game. I've only ever played it solo myself and it was fine. You'll lose a little Fog of War as you know what each side has where but I didn't find it a problem.
I never have much of a problem with the fog of war when playing blockgames solo. I do rotate the board or sit on opposite sides of the table on each turn so I am confronted with block backs for the enemy. The card play is a little hard to do solitaire; you just have to wing it and it's worth it.
This particular title isn't one of Columbia's best efforts, though it's above mid-grade for them.