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Karl Henze
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How is solo play?Just wondering because I read/heard so many good reviews for multiple players,thank you
 
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khenze wrote:
How is solo play?Just wondering because I read/heard so many good reviews for multiple players,thank you


There isn’t a way to play the physical game solo, but there is an iPad / Steam app with computer opponent.
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Karl Henze
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Don’t mean to ask the same question,but what about playing both sides ,with the variable turn order.,and is it any fun??
 
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khenze wrote:
Don’t mean to ask the same question,but what about playing both sides ,with the variable turn order.,and is it any fun??


It wouldn’t work. You would need some sort of AI for the other side (like COIN or Conflict of Heroes) to determine what they do.
 
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Philip Royce
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Completely disagree that solo play is "impossible". As a solo player, you just move from one side of the board to the other and play each side to the best of your ability according to the cards. Sure, you have to put out of your mind which cards the other side has, but to say it is impossible to play solo is just plain wrong. Of course your opponent is a pretty smart player, so be on your toes!
That said, the game is best with 2 players. One good thing about the game is that it takes only 10 minutes to learn and even less to set up; and doesn't take long to play either.
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A big part of this game is not knowing when the game might end, since it requires a player to play both of his truce cards. If you know the other player's hand, you lose that tension.

I agree with Eric. This is not a solo game. If you want to play it alone, buy the app, which is really good.
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khenze wrote:
How is solo play?Just wondering because I read/heard so many good reviews for multiple players,thank you



I love this game solo! In fact, I've had more plays solo than face-to-face. I guess I'm a nerd hahah.
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CactusJuice wrote:
khenze wrote:
How is solo play?Just wondering because I read/heard so many good reviews for multiple players,thank you



I love this game solo! In fact, I've had more plays solo than face-to-face. I guess I'm a nerd hahah.

Because you win a lot?
 
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cheng wrote:
A big part of this game is not knowing when the game might end, since it requires a player to play both of his truce cards. If you know the other player's hand, you lose that tension.

I agree with Eric. This is not a solo game. If you want to play it alone, buy the app, which is really good.


Sorry guys. People have been playing wargames solo for probably as long as wargames have been around. So the answer is yes, it can be played solo.

In fact, the varying turn order also helps. As regards the truce cards, you can house rule that a side can't play its truce card until the last part of the game - and make it a roll of the dice to determine whether it is played or not - so you won't know exactly when the game will end.
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I play it solo many times. I don't look at the drawn cards until it's that faction's turn. Random play order is very helpful.
By the way, I win every game.

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Haha but you also lose every game.

I also find this game is good for solo when opponents are lacking. It’s fun with the app, but also fun playing both sides which I often prefer as I like the feel of actually touching the pieces. This game has very little hidden information unlike say Star Wars Rebellion which is very difficult to solo and play both sides given that the whole point is to find the rebel base which is supppsed to be hidden.
 
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harvest4 wrote:
This game has very little hidden information.


The cards? Your overall strategic plan?

I guess that's why I never understood "soloing" a wargame that's not designed for it. One of the best parts of a wargame (for me) is to outwit or surprise my opponent, which I can't really do to myself.
 
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One of the best parts of a wargame (for me) is to outwit or surprise my opponent, which I can't really do to myself.


Wait til you’re older...
 
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kduke wrote:
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One of the best parts of a wargame (for me) is to outwit or surprise my opponent, which I can't really do to myself.


Wait til you’re older...



hahha...so true.
 
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