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So far, the only solo game I have is The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game. I love it, but I would love to have more options. What are your favorite, highly replay-able solo games?
 
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Mentat1231 wrote:
So far, the only solo game I have is The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game. I love it, but I would love to have more options. What are your favorite, highly replay-able solo games?

1. Head over to and join the 1 Player guild
2. Post this same question in the forums.
3. Brace yourself...
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There are many good solo-able games, and the 1p guild link is a good place to start your search. Having said that, here are a few that feel similar to COBTCG:

La Granja
Oh My Goods! (doesn't have official solo mode but see variants forum)

Also, it's much bigger, but Terraforming Mars has a challenging solo mode that you'd probably like.
 
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quill65 wrote:
There are many good solo-able games, and the 1p guild link is a good place to start your search. Having said that, here are a few that feel similar to COBTCG:

La Granja
Oh My Goods! (doesn't have official solo mode but see variants forum)

Also, it's much bigger, but Terraforming Mars has a challenging solo mode that you'd probably like.

There is an expansion for OMG that caters for solo play: Oh My Goods!: Longsdale in Revolt.
 
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Peloponnes Card Game - The most replayable solo game I've found yet.
 
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I'm waiting on Hostage Negotiator with high expectations. It's worth checking out.
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Mentat1231 wrote:
So far, the only solo game I have is The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game. I love it, but I would love to have more options. What are your favorite, highly replay-able solo games?


My favourite is Onirim (second edition).
I also love the official variant for Dark Dealings, as posted in the BGG forums.

Otherwise, I love playing Sentinels of the Multiverse and Aeon's End on my own. I just control every character
 
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Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp
Disaster on Everest
Zulus on the Ramparts!
Field Commander: Alexander
Warfighter: The Tactical Special Forces Card Game
Border War: Angola Raiders
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game
Lord of the Rings
 
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MAJBrown22 wrote:
Mentat1231 wrote:
So far, the only solo game I have is The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game. I love it, but I would love to have more options. What are your favorite, highly replay-able solo games?

1. Head over to and join the 1 Player guild
2. Post this same question in the forums.
3. Brace yourself...


What Jason said. That is going to be your best source of info for solo gaming, hands down. And a place to meet some awesome people.
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These aren't purely solo but have terrific solo rules and gameplay.


Snowdonia - a worker placement game where you are excavations a mountain and building stations and tracks up it. What makes it terrific is a weather mechanism that affects your ability to perform work and a competitor company that also excavates and builds.

Glass Road - a Uwe Rosenberg game with a neat production mechanic.

Another one that I really enjoy is Lewis & Clark. It is a terrific game combining worker placement and deckbuilfing and rewards careful hand and resource management. Beautiful art and amazing theme. Every card in the game represents someone who aided the Corps of Discovery.

Strictly solo games I enjoy include:
Friday
Castellion
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Ok, I know this is kind of off-topic and a little silly, but can someone briefly explain the Universe that "Sylvion" and "Castelion", etc, all belong to? What is that all about (thematically-speaking)??
 
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I like solo games that are more like puzzles (Pandemic) vs dice chuckers (Zombicide). Some Euros like Agricola are good but they have the inherent problem of simply being a "beat your own high score" affair. This is fun for a bit, but for me it wears thin quickly. I like dice chuckers with a group, it is much more fun talking about that time Jack Bauer slayed 8 zombies on 1 roll allowing the group to escape than playing out that sort of experience by myself. Here are some recs:

Anything Matt Leacock is brilliant:

Pandemic
Thunderbirds
Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Island

For a euro style experience without having to "beat your own score":
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

Other recs:
Friday
Burgle Bros.
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Defenders of the Realm

There are so many more, but these are some of my favs. I play solo several times every week.
 
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Guillyberto wrote:
I like solo games that are more like puzzles (Pandemic) vs dice chuckers (Zombicide). Some Euros like Agricola are good but they have the inherent problem of simply being a "beat your own high score" affair. This is fun for a bit, but for me it wears thin quickly. I like dice chuckers with a group, it is much more fun talking about that time Jack Bauer slayed 8 zombies on 1 roll allowing the group to escape than playing out that sort of experience by myself. Here are some recs:

Anything Matt Leacock is brilliant:

Pandemic
Thunderbirds
Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Island

For a euro style experience without having to "beat your own score":
Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

Other recs:
Friday
Burgle Bros.
Freedom: The Underground Railroad
Defenders of the Realm

There are so many more, but these are some of my favs. I play solo several times every week.


Thanks!
 
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I started playing solo a year ago and now I have pretty good collection of games (although it never stops growing). Here are 4 that would be great to start with:

Pandemic Excellent coop and gateway game. Shows how modern games are much different from the old ones. Great solo or with others. Always a tense puzzle.

Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island This game is brutally hard, but that is the fun. Get ready to die...a lot. Each game is a unique story. Tons of replay. Does take some time to setup.

Viticulture Essential Edition This was my true first euro (besides Robinson). Very smooth, enjoyable and relaxing to play solo. Quick to setup. Theme is great too.

Imperial Settlers I recently acquired this one. It is a pretty relaxing engine building game. Lots of resources to move around. Lots of replay with the different factions. There is a campaign you can download as well (I haven't started that yet). Easy to play, but lots of room to learn and master. Playing different combination of cards that drive your engine is great. Plays quickly as well. Easy to setup.

Enjoy, but beware, there is no end to what you can play. Everything from the tiny Friday to the massive Arkham Horror to the never ending The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game to the expensive Vital Lacerda games.
 
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Utopia Engine and Ora et Labora are my favorite solitaire games.
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For a quick-fix Hostage Negotiator is pretty good, but quite luck-heavy and can be frustrating at times, but it's really tense and rewarding at others. Also, Friday is a lot of fun as a small deck building survival game that feels really solid.

For something longer i quite enjoy Zombicide.
 
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Mentat1231 wrote:
Ok, I know this is kind of off-topic and a little silly, but can someone briefly explain the Universe that "Sylvion" and "Castelion", etc, all belong to? What is that all about (thematically-speaking)??


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They've all been developped by the same designer, Shadi Torbey. They all take place in the same universe, the Oniverse, which is kind of a dream in which there are bad dreams (Incubus) and good dreams (Sognas). The artist for the all the games is Elise Plessis. And that's pretty much all I know about it.

The bad guys are the Menace, the Darkhouse, the Ravage and the Incubus, and you as a player have to save different locations, such as the forest, different towns and all.

I don't think the lore is too deep but it makes sense in this line of game, really. The Oniverse is dreamy enough not to need that much cohesion IMO.
 
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Razoupaf wrote:
Mentat1231 wrote:
Ok, I know this is kind of off-topic and a little silly, but can someone briefly explain the Universe that "Sylvion" and "Castelion", etc, all belong to? What is that all about (thematically-speaking)??


Hi

They've all been developped by the same designer, Shadi Torbey. They all take place in the same universe, the Oniverse, which is kind of a dream in which there are bad dreams (Incubus) and good dreams (Sognas). The artist for the all the games is Elise Plessis. And that's pretty much all I know about it.

The bad guys are the Menace, the Darkhouse, the Ravage and the Incubus, and you as a player have to save different locations, such as the forest, different towns and all.

I don't think the lore is too deep but it makes sense in this line of game, really. The Oniverse is dreamy enough not to need that much cohesion IMO.


Thanks!
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