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Subject: Imperial Settlers or 51st State for a Solo experience rss

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Mike B.
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Hi guys,

as a huge Fan of Robinson Crusoe I would like to try out other Games by Ignacy... Imperial Settlers And 51st State seem to be pretty similar - so if we arme just Talking about Solo Play, which one would you recommend? I think I prefer the theme of 51st State a bit, IS seems to be more elegant though (And a Game that I actually might Play with my GF from Time to Time).
 
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Trevor Wilson
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I am in the same position - not sure which one is better for solo play.

I have IS, and enjoy playing solo, but am tempted to try 51st State. The reviews and game play videos that I have seen look like it might play well as a solo game.

If you are thinking of playing with your GF though she might prefer the "friendlier" aspects of Imperial Settlers more.
 
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Dori Dori
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I would go with Imperial Settlers. I have tried both solo and they are pretty similliar (this same almost) except the end game trigger which in 51st might be better for multiplayer but is a little worse for solo. In IS you will have more fun in building engine for 5 rounds.
 
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Mason Weaver
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I would say Imperial Settlers for solo as well. The campaign system (in the files section here on bgg & on Portal's website) has been very satisfying.
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+1 for the IS solo supplement as well. Your empire eventually crumbles down due to upkeep
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Stephen Eckman
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Likemike wrote:
as a huge Fan of Robinson Crusoe I would like to try out other Games by Ignacy...

And just in case you haven't heard about it, be on the lookout for this:
First Martians: Adventures on the Red Planet
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Marty Strubczewski
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I own both and love both for solo. If I could only have 1 I would probably pick imperial settlers. The theme is a little more pleasant and the solo AI and bit easier to play against. The solo AI in 51st state can take out some buildings pretty easily.
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Funny! I'm clearly in the minoority but I actually prefer 51st State solo. I like the fact that the AI can destroy your items easily. Keeps me on my toes.
 
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