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Bruno Valerio
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Hi there,

Any words on solo play?

How does it compare with Agricola and Le Havre?

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I've only played it 3 times, so take this with a grain of salt. I've enjoyed the 3 solo plays I've had; however, my guess is that each variant (France, Ireland) will probably get to about 10 - 12 solo plays before it gets boring and repetitive. I haven't played this multi-player yet, but to me, it will be the player interaction that gives this game long term replayability.

That said, and as discussed in several threads, if there was some way to vary when and if buildings came out (perhaps by shuffling and then drawing 4 subsets of the cards), the solo game might have more long term playability.

Given the choice between OeL, Agricola, and Le Havre for solo play, I'd choose Agricola long before either of the other two. Between Le Havre and OeL, I'd probably choose OeL if some randomizing variant was chosen (Le Havre just felt too samey with only one or two paths to victory).
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Thanks for the answer.

I have both Agricola and Le Havre, i'll keep a close eye on OeL.

 
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Chris Linneman
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I played it once solo and grew bored after a few rounds. Without player interaction it's not very good, but then again I have never really enjoyed Uwe's games solo. I prefer more randomness and variability in games with no other players.

I would plan to play it with other people. In that case, it's quite good.
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John Shepherd
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Oblivion wrote:
Any words on solo play?

How does it compare with Agricola and Le Havre?


You might find this thread insightful:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/745976/any-experience-with-i...
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Thanks guys!
 
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