170. What to do when staying at home? 1. Playing solo boardgames

This short series starts with solo games. When you are stuck at home and have no one to interact with, the first thing we usually do is whip out our phones.

What if we have some board games we can play solo?

I remember pre computer days when we play Solitaire with the standard 52 card deck. Today you really don't need to do that anymore.

I hereby recommend a few games you can play by yourself...

This is called Deep Space D6

It is a game that happens deep in space and that uses multiple 6-sided dice.

It is a great game if you have 30 mins or so to spare and you like chucking dice, a lot.

You have control of 1 of 4 different types of space ship. You roll dice and choose the different faces that turn up to function as different parts of your crew: Engineering, Captain, Medical, etc.

Your aim is to go through a set number of enemy cards and survive by not having your ship blown up.

Super fun.

This is the Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

Can be played solo or 2 or 3 or more. But it is great to be played alone if you enjoy the Lord of the Rings story. No dice, it depends more of the luck of the draw, and depends on strategy of manipulating cards.

There are many scenarios you can play with, 3 comes with the base set.

This is most similar with the classic solitaire card game, just with a theme pasted on it. But it is quite fun.

It is SOS: Titanic.

You control a few crew members of the Titanic, each with a few special power cards. You try to save as many passengers as possible. The game comes with a timing mechanism. Every time you reset, the ship sinks a bit further. After a number of times sinking, the game will end and you count points, i.e. how many passengers you manage to save.

All in all, there are loads of solo and solo-able games out there.

Board Game Geek: Descriptions of games

The Dice Tower: Reviews of games - can also go to YouTube

Stay tuned... next week..... 2-player games

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