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M Taylor
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I know that people often refer to some games as 'multiplayer solitaire', meaning that each person is effectively playing on their own with very little interaction. However, I was curious as to whether many people do the opposite. That is, have two or people playing an actual solitaire game (I guess in a cooperative manner).

Mrs Manic8 isn't particularly competitive, so prefers playing co-op games or, better still, solitaire games where we can both pay as the single player. We then discuss our strategy and tactics 'as one'. Even for coop games like Robinson Crusoe or Mage Knight where it's possible to play more than one role, we tend to play just as one player rather than two. I think that's partly to make the game a little quicker, and partly because we sometimes want to avoid the 'your turn' and 'my turn' approach.

Does anyone else prefer this approach?
 
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Bryan Thunkd
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Which effectively means you'll never play games that aren't designed for solo play? Unless you find another couple who are the same way... At which point the four of you could play a two player game of multiplayer-solitaire/solitaire-multiplayer!!
 
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Iori Yagami
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That's odd for me.
Hmmm, how about a game where you control multiple aspects of a character. Hard to implement in cardboard, though.
Think about a plane pilot and a gunner. Probably doable in a videogame. Village simulator with different aspects for different players? Wow, the session would be filled with arguments. Not that it's a bad thing...
 
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Anon Y. Mous
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Iori_Yagami wrote:
That's odd for me.
Hmmm, how about a game where you control multiple aspects of a character. Hard to implement in cardboard, though.
Think about a plane pilot and a gunner. Probably doable in a videogame. Village simulator with different aspects for different players? Wow, the session would be filled with arguments. Not that it's a bad thing...


Some heavier wargames work sort of like that, one player is in charge of logistics, one in charge of combat, etc. for each side.
 
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Jan Probst
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Iori_Yagami wrote:
Think about a plane pilot and a gunner.
Make that "pilot, gunner, mouse clicker, and that asshole that forgot to service the reactor" and you get Space Alert.
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Robert Lesco
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For a laugh a friend and I once split the squad and played Ambush! together. The banter was as much fun as the game itself.
 
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Dave Schmidt
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I do enjoy working together with my wife or others how you are describing but have only done it a few times.

The best experience I had was playingSherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders & Other Cases with two others.

VERY fun.
 
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I've played Race for the Galaxy solo with my wife & I discussing our choices - but only once. It worked fine. We've also played RftG against the AI discussing our choices once or twice. Mostly we'll play a 2p game or a 2p co-op game (RftG is the only game we have which supports solo).
 
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