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will lord
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I'm quite a new gamer and I've played (and loved) quite a few games of Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan and Puerto Rico but I'm lucky if I can get a chance to play against other people more than once a month.

Can anyone recommend any good solo board/card games that I can play to fill the gap?

I'd rather avoid WWII and Fantasy games but all recommendations would be appreciated.

Sorry if there's a whole section about solo gaming on this that I haven't found yet...

Thanks.
 
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Steven Dennis
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Check out Pandemic if you can find a copy for sale. It has been so popular that it sell out very quickly, but it is a great solo game experience.
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I'm currently playing Solitaire Caesar which I got from www.wargamedownloads.com It's a fun game too.
 
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Jeffrey D Myers
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"Always rely upon a happy mind alone." Geshe Chekhawa.
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Try rummaging through these Geeklists, as well:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist_controller.php?action=...
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Alan Kaiser
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These lists should get you started:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/24177
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/32077
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/30395
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/19939

Just avoid all the wargame entries.
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Jeffrey D Myers
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alkaiser wrote:
Just avoid all the wargame entries.


No, no, pay special attention to all the wargame entries!
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Pocket Civ is one of my favorites right now. Best thing is it's free so you're not out anything if you don't like it.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/28044
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Try Zombie in my Pocket, it is a free print and play solo game.
 
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Have you seen the Carcassone solo variants listed on that game's page?

My favourite solo game is:

Smokejumpers -- a "wargame" where your opponent is a forest fire.

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Reprint wrote:
Have you seen the Carcassone solo variants listed on that game's page?

My favourite solo game is:

Smokejumpers -- a "wargame" where your opponent is a forest fire.



This is a good one. A bit skimpy on the components but if that doesn't bother you it's a neat game. It's also pretty cheap and unlike many solo games still available:

http://www.bouldergames.com/detail.asp?Product_id=1877
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