Attempted my first solitaire playthrough with Valley of the Kings: Afterlife.
The rules stated that when playing solitaire version, cards that have abilities that key off other players do not occur. Additionally, to win the game you must have one of every card in your tomb at the end without any duplicates as they count against your score and the perfect score denotes winning.
The game ran about thirty five minutes in total. In the solitaire version all the cards that entomb other cards were highly important cards as were the urns. The chamber cards were some of the most valuable cards.
The game was incredibly tight as I entombed the last two cards that I needed on the very last turn of the game.
Caveat: I may not have played this correctly as the one rule I didn't understand fully was the rule that cards that reference other players do not activate. My assumption was that the cards the state another player does something, then you do something. My assumption permitted Linen Bandages and Offering Chapel to activate, as they didn't specifically call out another player. I may be wrong on this one rule negating the win.
As per the rules an action can contain multiple parts and are to be executed from top to bottom. So with that in mind Linen Bandages cannot be played for it's Action in the solo game. I did this my first game, then re-read all the cards afterward and noticed that which I then re-read the rules and saw all text is considered the Action but coule be multiple parts.
I also screwed up HARD CORE on the cost of stuff in my first game. I totally messed up the # in the gold coin as the cost and usage amount...I was REALLY REALLY tired as it was early in the morning and I was playing while enjoying my first coffee. It was ok I totally lost that game, ironically the second game I played I won super easily with the normal/basic solo rules.
Can't wait to play this with other people, I have tired a lot of Deck Builders but so far this one has my brain going a million times a minute. So I dig it.