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Barry Roy
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Has anyone actually gotten a chance to play the new version. I have mine set up and ready to go. Does it play well solo?

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Brad Miller
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Playing via email, but haven't gotten a FtF game in yet. And no, it doesn't play well solo, as you lose the "I wonder what he's got left in his hand" type of tension that good CDGs inspire.
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Jens Hoppe
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While CDGs in general don't solo well, I have nevertheless played & enjoyed Hannibal solitaire many times - so it certainly can be done. The impediment to solitaire play is of course the hidden knowledge both sides have during play - which strategy cards they hold and (in combat) what battle cards. So, a bit of split personality, or at least the ability to ignore the knowledge one has of the other side's cards, is needed to enjoy the game solo.
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Zippadeedoodah
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I was lucky and played the new edition face to face the day I got it.

In the past I also occasionally played the game (original edition) solo, allowing the active side to only view 3 of his 7 (or 8 or 9) strategy cards at a time, and only adding another of his 7 (or 8 or 9) strategy cards at the start of his next round. This allowed for some 'surprises' during turns, but your strategies are more limited, there is more luck involved, and you still need something of a 'split personality'. For battles I just pretended not to know the opponent's battle cards at all, and played the cards for each side as they (or rather I) would 'normally' play them.
 
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Tom Lynch
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I have my first game scheduled for tomorrow cool. Can't wait to give it a go. I wouldn't mind learning how to play this game by e-mail, but I have no idea how to do so.
 
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Paul Franklin-Bihary
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My opinion is that solo Hannibal sucks.

I've done two games now, and I couldn't finish either of them. I just wasn't enjoying myself. I did it to learn the rules after I recieved it. I would recommend doing it to learn the game, but past that, this looks like a straight-up face-to-face title for me.

There are some CDGs that work better for solo play - For the People and Paths of Glory are two that I thoroughly enjoy playing solo, but Hannibal just didn't do it for me.
 
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