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Brandon Ciantar
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And that has lots of replayability?
 
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Andrew J.
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I would recommend Escape: The Curse of the Temple -- it plays from 1-5 players (6 if you get an expansion). It's a rollicking fun game that plays in ten minutes (with a soundtrack) and even includes several different difficulty levels straight out of the box. Once you've mastered those, you can buy the expansions for even more difficult temple layouts.

It's a great game, it can replayed a bunch without feeling old or samey, and it does both co-op and single-player.
 
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Robinson Crusoe
 
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Most co-ops fit the bill.

Pick and choose the ones you fancy.
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Jim Bolland
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As mentioned by
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, most co-ops are good as single player games.

Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert work very well as single-player. Just decide how many characters you want in the game and play all of them.

Forbidden Island probably has better replayability because there are many alternate setups available. Forbidden Desert is a bit more challenging, especially with more players/characters, but the setup is always the same.
 
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Mage Knight Board Game

Beware, lots of rules! But excellent solo and coop, and extremely replayable.
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I would say, the two top choices have been mentioned, so...

+1 Robinson Crusoe
+1 Mage Knight

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Kevin Garnica
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The entire Oniverse series of games (thus far) play solo or 2P co-op.

Onirim
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Castellion
 
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Paul Kellett
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As said, pretty much any co-op can be played solo, pick one with a theme you enjoy.

My suggestions would be:

Perdition's Mouth: Abyssal Rift
Great tactical skirmish dungeon crawl that doesn't rely on lucky dice rolls to win combat. It uses a rondel to choose actions and a deck of numbered cards for enemy responses so there are often ways to co-operate to lessen the chance of losing a combat. Very tactical and quite punishing, but very worthwhile.

Space Cadets: Away Missions
Another tactical skirmish game, this time with a pulp sci-fi setting. Plenty of missions to work through and again, very challenging but great fun.

Secrets of the Lost Tomb
Pure Ameritrash dice rolling fun. My favourite dungeon crawler, it is brimming with theme. Some people find it a bit fiddly, but it is worth the effort. Plenty of expansions offer a wide variety of scenarios all with a 1930's pulp fiction Indiana Jones feel.

Pandemic
The classic co-op. The expansions change the game up quite drastically if you get bored of the base game.

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
Another classic. Very thinky and brutally punishing if you make a mistake but very good fun.

Dark Darker Darkest
My favourite zombie game, it's basically Resident Evil the boardgame. Suffers a bad reputation from a disastrous Kickstarter campaign and a bad initial rulebook. Download the revised rules and a reference guide and it is a very good, challenging co-op. The dice rolling to check for triggers and spawns make each game play quite different - sometimes you will be fighting off hoards of zombies, other times you will be more worried about the building burning down or you could be up against a mutant creature hunting you down. Great game.
 
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Aside from those mentioned,

Eldritch Horror
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases (replay value only with expansions)
Pandemic
Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game
Mansions of Madness: Second Edition
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
Zombicide: Black Plague
Mice and Mystics
Ghost Stories
 
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The latest expansion of the Grizzled has a pretty good (and challenging) solo option. It also adds more variety to the coop game increasing the replay value (which I consider high even with the base version)
 
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A lot of the ones mentioned are good games, but would also like to add -

Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients
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Mark T
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+1 to Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients.

Others that I like a lot:
Galaxy Defenders
Shadowrun: Crossfire

and coming soon:
Gloomhaven
 
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chris thatcher
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Arkham Horror My fave solo game, also plays great with 4.
 
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Marco F.
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Brandonboards wrote:
And that has lots of replayability?

Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game

solo and coop
highly replayability
short playing time
highly thematic
 
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