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Scott Biski
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Hey gang!

I know there must be a zillion list like this on bgg however I just wanted to start a fresh one to see whats happening at the moment in the world of solo games.

My dear friend was in a motorcycle accident and will be out of work for the next 6-8 weeks. Very upsetting to say the least but I am thankful he is still alive!

Anyhoo, he is a lover of games, as am I, and I was wondering if you all wouldn't mind recommending a few solo games. I have, and really enjoy, Friday but thats about it as far strictly solo games I have.

Thank you so much and please forgive for starting yet another post on recommending solo games. cry

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Paul DeStefano
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For really intricate and huge stuff, go Mage Knight Board Game.
 
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Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age can be played solo, with a free PnP expansion.

I don't think he'll be able to play it, but Escape: The Curse of the Temple can be fun solo. It's a personal opinion of ppl.
 
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Bob Kohut
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All the co-operative games can be played solo.
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Mindy Basi
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Sorry to hear about this. Glad he is recovering.

I would consider Navajo Wars, which is strictly solo. Should keep him busy for a while.

Also Darkest Night, if he likes more of a fantasy theme.
 
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Darkest Night (boardgame, fantasy, 3 expansions)
Eldritch Horror (boardgame, Cthulu mythos)
Elder Sign (dice game, Cthulu mythos)
Legendary (card game, superheroes)
Shadows of Brimstone (board & miniatures, weird Wild West)
Modern or WWII CHECK OUT Dan Verssen Games at http://www.dvg.com
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Joseph Betz
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Victory point games has a bunch of solo games covering different topics from Zombies to different wars. So depending on what he likes you can probably find something he likes there.
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Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp is an excellent one player only game.
Onirim is a one player game that can be played with two players.
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+1 Onirim
+1 Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

Space Hulk: Death Angel - The Card Game
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game

Best wishes to your friend for a speedy recovery!
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Eldritch Horror
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations
are some of my favorites for solo play.

May your friend heal up, good as new.
 
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You should check out this geeklist and the associated Guild.

My current favourites are Mage Knight Board Game, Gears of War: The Board Game and Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game

As a biker my heart goes out to your friend and his family and friends at this time. Here's hoping he gets well soon.
 
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Glad to hear that he'll live to ride again; hang wit 'em.

Deckbuiders make great solo games and have a variety of themes; Thunderstone, Shadowrun Crossfire, any of the Legendary titles.

Pathfinder ACG is a good game to carry him through the next couple of months since it evolves.

Dice of the Living Dead is a nice free print and play that's good if he's not up to a lot of setup and takedown. Barbarian Prince is another freebie if he's looking for something more meaty and imaginative story-wise.
 
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Scott Biski
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Thank you so much everyone, I love this community so much.


I will be looking at all of these suggestions when I get home tomorrow!!


Gosh...so sweet of you guys....thank you thank you!!

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There are three PnP solo games that are quite good - The d6 Shooters, Utopia Engine and Reiner Knizia's Decathlon.

Good luck and I hope your friend has a speedy recovery.
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BobKo wrote:
All the co-operative games can be played solo.


What about Hanabi? I'm pretty sure not all co ops can be simplified to one person controlling all players though this is my only examples.
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+1 to Gears of War: The Board Game. This game has surprised me, considering how meh i find the theme and videogames. Quickly shot up very high on my list of played games.

If he likes pre-game squad building (not deckbuilding), look into Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game for quick single mission sessions or, even better, Thunderbolt Apache Leader for multi-battle campaigns.

None of these games can be played in a hospital room, hope he's home and able to sit at a table! Most importantly, may he have a full recovery.
 
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Victory Point games I recommend:

1. Infection
2. Nemo's War
3. The Barbarossa Campaign

As stated earlier, VP does have a good selection of solo games. http://www.victorypointgames.com/games/solo-playable-games.h...

Praying for speedy recovery!

Edit: to insert game links
 
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