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Ahmad Lokman Ishak
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Friday is easy to learn and fun to play. I like it as much as Onirim. I have my Le Havre and Agricola, but they are taking longer time to reach end during my single game sessions.
Is there any game that can be played alone in less than 30 minutes and easy to learn and worthy to spend my time on other than the games mentioned above?
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Race for the Galaxy with Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm has an excellent solitaire variant. Once you learn the icons, a solitaire game can easily finish in under 30 minutes. I always pack this one with me when I go on business trips.
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Space Hulk: Death Angel springs to mind, although it isn't quite to that level of quick and streamlined.

Wallace's London might actually be my favorite game to solo, with the variant someone posted. Much more involved than those two card games, but much quicker to set-up than the Uwe games. I think I can crank out a solo game in 30-45 min, although I have never really timed it.

Hope that helps.
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The sequel to Onirim, Urbion should be coming out soon. Emphasis on "should".
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bigloo33 wrote:
Space Hulk: Death Angel springs to mind, although it isn't quite to that level of quick and streamlined.

I'd agree that Space Hulk: Death Angel is good, but the O.P. mentioned easy to learn, and a lot of people seem to have trouble figuring this one out.

The one I'd suggest is Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age. This hits on all points - easy to learn, quick to play, very entertaining.
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+1 for space hulk


have a look at print and play games if you have the time

Games That Are Free To Print and Play
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Although in that Geeklist most of the PnP games are not solo games. Try this list: Games for the Poor and Lonely: Free PnP Solitaire Games
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JoffW wrote:
Although in that Geeklist most of the PnP games are not solo games. Try this list: Games for the Poor and Lonely: Free PnP Solitaire Games


yes, a much better list.

in particular

anything in the D series [geekurl=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/4451/d-series]D [/geekurl]

any solo game by Todd Sanders [geekurl=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/42166/todd-sanders]here[/geekurl]

edit: yuk, awful formatting of URLs
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PAX might be one worth looking at.
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Futza wrote:
PAX might be one worth looking at.


Ah. That is a nice one. It's got "levels" you can go up. I personally found single player PAX to be less than satisfying however. But!! It does have the bonus of being a great 2, 3, and 4 player game
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The games I have enjoyed solo:
PAX
Peloponnes
Mosaix
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
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rhoubhe wrote:
Race for the Galaxy with Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm has an excellent solitaire variant. Once you learn the icons, a solitaire game can easily finish in under 30 minutes. I always pack this one with me when I go on business trips.


This solved the problem with my Race For The Galaxy! I never know the expansion can be played solo. My Race For The Galaxy is catching dust for a very long time as I could not find a soul that have interest to play it with me. Thanks!
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Sphere wrote:
bigloo33 wrote:
Space Hulk: Death Angel springs to mind, although it isn't quite to that level of quick and streamlined.

I'd agree that Space Hulk: Death Angel is good, but the O.P. mentioned easy to learn, and a lot of people seem to have trouble figuring this one out.

The one I'd suggest is Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age. This hits on all points - easy to learn, quick to play, very entertaining.


Yes... this might do it. Will get it in my next purchase. Thanks!
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And this list also:

The most interactive solo games: only 1-1 games
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Check out Peloponnes. It's so easy to understand and plays quick (15-20 mins). It's a quick civ game even with 5 players (rulebook says it takes 15 mins per player and it's dead on).

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I tried Cities last night and I found it awesome and relaxing. I will try to beat yesterday's score again today!
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I've been playing lots of Onirim, and just got Friday today and played a few times, and died hehe.
Another good game is D-Day Dice You can print out the PNP version D-Day Dice: Free Trial Version and give it a try. All you need are some 6 sided dice for the PnP version. I don't play a lot of war games, but this one was quite interesting.
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My solo card game until now was Al Cabohne a 1/2 player variant on Bohnanza
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