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Steve
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It's possible, but not nearly as fun as 2 player. It's a card game so if you feel like you can concievably play like you didn't know what was in the other person's hand then you can play it solo. PBeM isn't too hard though, so that's always an option if you don't want to play solo as well.

One of the problems I'm actually having playing this solo is that it ends up being only one sets of eyes on all the rules and whatnot--it'd be a lot easier to have someone else keeping track of what terrain their units were in, etc and then I wouldn't forget some of the situations. But I'm new to the game so that may go away in time.
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Ther's also a VASSAL module.

You can play live over the internet or PBeM this way.

Although I find PBeM of these CDG to be better with ACTS and just keeping a local copy of the board setup. I guess I'm just old fashioned.

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I'm in three PBEN games on VASSAL right now.

As for solitare, I can't do it. I can't seperate what "I" know and what the "opponent" knows.
 
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It's possible. I've done it many times. It depends on your personality I guess. I just try to play each side as best I can. There are a few cards (High Seas Fleet for example) that are dependent on if the other side has it or not. In those cases I just ask myself would I risk it if I didn't know that the opponent had/didn't have it? If not I don't play it.

I'm sure it's a better game for two, but solitaire is very entertaining with this game.
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I don't think it's any harder to solo than any other wargame.

I've solo'ed several times, however that doesn't stop me having my head served to me on a plate against good players : (
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POG can be played solo ...

I usually play with both hands face down. I draw a card at random, and try to use that card to the best of my ability. If I draw a card that can be used as a battle card (that is, the event only helps in battle), then I roll a die: even, "hold" the card and use it in the next battle; odd, and use it as something else.

This system works pretty well, and I've had most of my games come out very close at the end.

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For what it is worth, this system works pretty well. Just be aware that a solo game of PoG isn't going to feel like a fact-to-face game will, just because the random card draws can lead to some sub-optimal play.
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Brien Martin wrote:
POG can be played solo ...

I usually play with both hands face down. I draw a card at random, and try to use that card to the best of my ability. If I draw a card that can be used as a battle card (that is, the event only helps in battle), then I roll a die: even, "hold" the card and use it in the next battle; odd, and use it as something else.

This system works pretty well, and I've had most of my games come out very close at the end.

Brien


I've done that with card driven games. Works OK.

Both sides are somewhat equally "crippled" and it lets you do some exploring.
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