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Carla
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You can see from my avatar I love solo games. Onirim is a favourite I really enjoy handling cards and shuffling them, so that is actually part of the appeal for me in that game. I would not characterise it as elegant, personally (it's a bit fiddly!), but I do really like elegant game mechanics; Concordia is a big favourite, too. So...could you please recommend some smooth-playing solo games? I've got Onirim, and also enjoy The Grizzled, Lost Expedition, and Shahrazad. I don't have any other oniverse games yet, and am open to suggestions with those, and also looking forward to learning about games I have never heard of!

A few hopes: small box, relatively small footprint, simple gameplay but interesting decisions, around 30 minutes or so...

Thanks in advance!
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If you can get hold of a copy, I would recommend Coffee Roaster.

You might also want to mosey on over to the 1 Player guild. Lots of friendly folk who know a lot about solo games. Good luck
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You might check out the review below for Maquis
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1177661/maquis-perfect-soli...
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Define elegant.

And play Aeon's End. I don't know if it's "elegant" (what a vague word), but it's streamlined. And refined. And enjoyable. And highly replayable.
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Razoupaf wrote:
Define elegant.

And play Aeon's End. I don't know if it's "elegant" (what a vague word), but it's streamlined. And refined. And enjoyable. And highly replayable.


Elegant is a precise word and denotes unusual effectiveness and simplicity. It is the opposite of sprawling, convoluted, fiddly or 'clunky'. For example, I personally would describe a games like Onitama, Element, Hanamikoji, Concordia as elegant.

I've taken a look at Aeon's End, thanks for the recommendation. It's not my sort of thing, but thank you for recommending it.
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Having only played the iOS version of Onirim, I’m not sure how my recommendation compares on the elegance scale, but Friday is a fun solo deck builder that plays under your time limit. The artwork is also engaging.
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By the way, there is a very good solo variant of Morels, now that I see you already have that in your collection. Here's the link:

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/85739/soloplay-morels-v1p...

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You should try the other Oniverse games.

Sylvion
Castellion
Nautilion
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You seriously need to be asking questions like this over at the 1-player guild forum.
See this thread for example...
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/1812909/solo-game-most-...
 
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PnP a problem? No, Barbarian Vince.
 
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Bethel Woods plays 2 hand co-op as solo.
Raxxon Also, my preview of that game here https://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/166370/raxxon/raxxon-abo...

 
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Friday is card based, small box, cheap, and a very good game.
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The recommendation for the other Oniverse games is excellent. They are surprisingly different from each other.

I have played Sylvion a fair bit and like it a lot. Castellion I liked much less, but that may be because it is a tile laying game, which I do not enjoy that much.

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+1 to Maquis

I'm also a big, big fan of Bowling Solitaire for something simple but interesting
 
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