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Gordon Adams
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Can this game be really played as solo ?
The box, I think, says 2 player plus, but I noticed here that it says 1 player plus but best with 4.
Now, if it can be played solo : what are the pros and cons ?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Miguel
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I've played Space Alert solo a couple of times. I enjoy it but it's quite difficult because you have to program for 4 characters all by yourself. As a tradeoff, you can choose freely amongst all the cards (i.e. the entire deck is available face up instead of having hands dealt out).

In the two games I've played, I haven't yet managed to finish in the time allotted. I've allowed myself to finish planning in both cases, although I did push myself to go quickly and not abuse the extra time.

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Gordon Adams
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Thank you Miguel.
I was not too sure, but now you told me....it sounds good.

Regards.
 
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Doug Adams
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It works very well as a solo game.
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Karl
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First game was a disaster. But once I learned the ropes and how to calculate stuff in seconds it worked out nicely and it has hugely improved my regular play. Actually at this point I could probably cope with about half the time that the game gives me for planning.
However, I did only run training missions so far. Nothing with internal treats.
 
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Gordon Adams
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Karl, all my first games are disasters so I will be well prepared to face defeat in the face again laugh
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Mike Horsepool
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I'll have to try some solo. I feel the game would be to easy, especially since communication issues wouldn't happen, and having the full deck of cards makes it much easier.

Though running with three andriods would make changing your plans near impossible.
 
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Daniel Danzer
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You could have a look here, some posts by the author himself included:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/2736613
 
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