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James Cartwright
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Noticed there was a solo variant in the rules and wondered if anyone had played it and if it was any good as a solo game?
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Andy Evans
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I played it once, and won due to the engine playing a lot of orange cards and giving me a lot of outrage.

Very enjoyable and great way to learn the game, the jury is still out on replayability solo though.
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due to the nature of the game it is less of an option to play solo with just three or four factions, the way I usually play Bios: Megafauna or Origins, but it might be worth it..
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Jimmy Okolica
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I've played it twice and it's good enough. There are other solo games I'd reach for first, but as far as portability, it's hard to beat. The game itself is mildly interesting. Since I haven't played a multi-player game yet, I can't compare.
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It's good, generally interesting and sometimes tense. As good as most solo experiences are.
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Tucker Taylor
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Butterfly0038 wrote:
I've played it twice and it's good enough. There are other solo games I'd reach for first, but as far as portability, it's hard to beat. The game itself is mildly interesting. Since I haven't played a multi-player game yet, I can't compare.

This fits exactly with my experience with the solo game: 'good enough' and 'mildly interesting.' There's not really any way to lose, so it feels a little too easy to pick a single kind of prestige, grab 3-4 points, and wait for a Topple. Great way to get a handle on (most of) the mechanics of the game, though.
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JazzFish wrote:
Butterfly0038 wrote:
I've played it twice and it's good enough. There are other solo games I'd reach for first, but as far as portability, it's hard to beat. The game itself is mildly interesting. Since I haven't played a multi-player game yet, I can't compare.

This fits exactly with my experience with the solo game: 'good enough' and 'mildly interesting.' There's not really any way to lose, so it feels a little too easy to pick a single kind of prestige, grab 3-4 points, and wait for a Topple. Great way to get a handle on (most of) the mechanics of the game, though.


When playing solo, if you fail the 4 topplings you lose. There is no gold tie breaker. But I agree it is fairly easy to win picking on a single kind of prestige.
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Matt Logan
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As a way to learn the rules and Grok the game, I just played a two player game solo. I enjoyed it as a learning experience. It also helps you hone in on your split personality .
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