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I own and love Mage Knight, but sometimes i just dont feel like setting it all up or playing for that long.

I have Thunderstone Advance but didnt really like it solo, not sure why.

I have no interest in playing as multiple players in a co-op.

I am thinking about getting the Lord of the Rings LCG, but have yet to pull the trigger.

From what i hear, the Pathfinder Adventure card game doesnt really spark my interest.

other than all that im kind of open to most kinds of games. got any ideas?
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Take a look at Friday, and come join us in the 1 Player guild.
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Space Hulk Death Angel.
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Get away from the multiplayer games and try some designed to be played solitaire.

Something like Victory Point Games' Legions of Darkness or Dark City Games' "Legends of the Ancient World series Legends of the Ancient World: Shadows in the Dark
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My go-to game for quick playing (about 1 hour) but has great decisions is Freedom: The Underground Railroad. Yes, it's a co-op but it scales perfectly from 1-4 (only playing one character) and it's one of my most frequently played games, all of which have been solitaire with one character. I made a video about this game that is part review, part playthrough: http://boardgamegeek.com/video/44961/freedom-underground-rai...

For something even quicker, look at Zulus on the Ramparts!. One thing I love about Mage Knight is the hand management and Zulus does that mechanic very, very well. This plays in 30 minutes, once you're familiar with it.

Also, yeah, join the 1 Player guild.
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Thanks for the suggestions!! Space Hulk looks great!

Also, im still sorta new around here and i'm not really sure how to use a "guild" or what it is for but i joined anyway.

"there's no better time than now" to learn i guess!
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sirstevie3 wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions!! Space Hulk looks great!

Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game is a great game, but you said you don't like co-ops where you're playing more than one character. And that's what you have to do in SH/DA.

Here's a GeekList of solitaire games that people love.
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Eh, I don't feel that Death Angel is really a co-op about "playing characters" it's a squad game where you activate your squad members in the best way. It feels like a solitaire game to me, whatever the box says about player count. Friday is a weird one for me, it took a while to click (I think the rulebook/setup sheet combination is poor at explaining the game) and I find it kind of miserable to play.

Zulus on the Ramparts! is good fun, though.
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Yeah, definitely agree that SH: Death Angel feels like a solo game more than a Coop game (it's quite boring as a Coop game due to reduction in choices).

Friday was a great recommendation as well.
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If you're up for printing out a sheet or two of paper and sourcing a few tokens from other games, Maquis is a FANTASTIC solo worker placement game.

Here's a review I wrote for it that outlines why I think so:

Maquis: The perfect solitaire game - A Whattheproblemis 10 x 10 Review
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Lewis & Clark is a surprisingly fun hand management game that plays quickly solo and offers unique hand management/hand-building card play. As a Mage Knight fan who especially enjoys the deck-building/hand management portion of the game, there is a good chance you will enjoy the solo puzzle in L&C as much as I do. The game is a breeze to setup and play, and offers a nice quick challenge.
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Snowdonia is a fantastic game that has a theme that I find incredibly charming that is really enhanced by the simple yet lovely art. The variation in the set up of the track mixed with the weather mechanism and the contract cards makes every game play a little differently. The events keep the game fairly short and the games solo option is just great.
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I love playing Sentinels of the Multiverse solo....actually better solo than with other people. Take 3-5 heroes go against a villain to see if you can pull it off! There are many things you can do to make it easy or hard. There is bookkeeping involved with keeping track of the stats, but there are a few apps that can help with that.
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Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island is a great solo game. Yes... you do play multiple characters but it's not that involved at all. Highly recommend it. And this is coming from a guy that loves Mage Knight Board Game and fully understands why it doesn't hit your table as much as it used to.
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My three favorite solo games are:

Sentinels of the Multiverse

It might be a tad fiddly and running everything might take some processing power, but it is seriously fun.

Zombicide

A superb tactical exercise for the old brain. There are plenty of opportunities to adjust the difficulty. More or less survivors, more or less spawn points - play it your way!

Commands & Colors: Ancients

Simply play both sides to the best of your ability and ignore the 'first strike' card. It is fun to set up and makes for a very relaxed solo experience as you don't win or lose - you simply play to see which side wins.
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Hostage Negotiator is a solo game that is currently live on Kickstarter. I had the opportunity to playtest it and really enjoyed it a lot.
 
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I really enjoy Dawn of the Zeds (Second edition) and Darkest Night (First edition), both from Victory Point Games victorypointgames.com. Both are a lot of fun and have great theme. I also would agree with Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game. I've only played it solo, and kind of feel the same way that other posts have already said - this feels more like it's meant to be solo. It's kind of a good go-to game for me when I want to play a game and don't have a lot of time. Quick setup, and you can play within an hour. You could also check out Space Infantry, this is great in campaign mode.
 
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+1 for :

Space hulk: death angel
Robinson Crusoe
Sentinels of the multiverse

Also, Hornet leader :CAO is excellent (imo better than TAL) as you can set up individual missions and put it away again fairly quickly, while still playing a campaign over several sessions.

 
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panzer6 wrote:
Get away from the multiplayer games and try some designed to be played solitaire.

Something like Victory Point Games' Legions of Darkness or Dark City Games' "Legends of the Ancient World series Legends of the Ancient World: Shadows in the Dark


This. Most of the solitaire specific designs I've played are much better than variants.

VPG makes a lot of great games that are playable in an hour.
 
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For some excellent PnP games, check out The Dungeon of D, The d6 Shooters and Utopia Engine.

Onirim is a neat little card game that may work.
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sirstevie3 wrote:


I am thinking about getting the Lord of the Rings LCG, but have yet to pull the trigger.



Why don't you pull it already? It's an awesome game (and also difficult as hell)
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