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Let's Talk - Solo Gaming 20 Jun 2018 19:49 #275872

The Arkham Horror card game is my preferred solo game as well. Different characters, play and cards shine without support, so it’s a new challenge from my campaigns with my wife.

Hopefully that’ll be shelved for a little while though as she’s off work for the summer and will actually have time to play.
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Let's Talk - Solo Gaming 21 Jun 2018 06:30 #275895

Like others, The Arkham Horror LCG has been my go-to solo game.
I've dabble with Mage Knight, but haven't invested the time to really appreciate the rule set.
So, why not go for something even more complex?!
I got a nice copy of Magic Realm. One day, I will teach myself.

In the meantime, I got a copy of Gloomhaven. My Plano boxes arrived yesterday*, and I may start the organization this evening. I have a few (6?) minis to paint first.

*While attending Origins, I was on the verge of buying Broken Token's Gloomhaven organizer. Then I saw the $80 sticker price. A quick search online revealed I could do practically the same thing with some Plano boxes. $25.
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Let's Talk - Solo Gaming 21 Jun 2018 08:49 #275915

Legomancer wrote:
I've tried to get myself to do more solo gaming, but honestly, if I'm looking to play a game by myself 'll just fire up No Man's Sky and not futz around with bits. I like my board games with others and my video games solo.
This is the primary reason I haven't been back to Gloomhaven for a couple of months. Once I hooked up my xbox, it was just way easier to plop in front of the tv. Sadly, I actually found the solo boardgaming far more rewarding, but my laziness won out.
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Let's Talk - Solo Gaming 21 Jun 2018 12:04 #275944

In terms of simple solo-friendly minis games:

The Walking Dead: All Out War is great if you like the source material. Most of the early scenarios are solo/co-op friendly.
Any of the Song Of Blades & Heroes variants are good solo.
Everyone should play Zombicide at least once, but it gets old fast.
I think I enjoy Star Saga (Mantic's sci-fi version of Dungeon Saga) but they need to beef it up with more scenarios pronto.

I tried some of the Two Hour Wargames books, but either I just don't understand them, or I find them annoyingly packed with oceans of modifiers and RPG elements.
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Let's Talk - Solo Gaming 21 Jun 2018 12:18 #275946

I've solo'd things hard and then moved on, many times over the years.

These have stuck around:

Space Hulk: Death Angel
Gears of War
Camp Grizzly
Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition


X-Wing with Heroes of the Aturi Cluster looks to be a keeper as well.

I like WD: All Out War quite a bit, but I'm thinking of getting out of it. There's just too much and it's difficult to keep up and grab all the boosters. I need less lifestyle games at this point.
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Let's Talk - Solo Gaming 21 Jun 2018 12:50 #275948

charlest wrote:
I like WD: All Out War quite a bit, but I'm thinking of getting out of it. There's just too much and it's difficult to keep up and grab all the boosters.
You're not wrong, it is a lot to keep track of. I see the major OLGS have the next wave ("Fear The Hunters") up for pre-order and for the first time I'm like, "Ehhhh... maybe I'll sit this wave out."
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Let's Talk - Solo Gaming 21 Jun 2018 19:04 #275974

It's blowing my mind that FightCityMayor shows up, and he's digging on Mantic games.
Charles, FCM, and I need to get together to play through a Star Saga campaign.

Or whatever. I'll buy the first round.
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Let's Talk - Solo Gaming 22 Jun 2018 06:48 #276005

Star Saga's pretty good. I really dig how they blended some miniature game concepts (range being a ruler) with board game, and the mission set/campaign is very good.

FCM can be found on the BGG forums for Mantic games. Hard to ignore the punching kitten.
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