My Top 10 Solo Board Games of All Time

Editors note: Contest is now closed.  The lucky winner is Glenn D! Hi Folks!  Dang, making a top 10 solo board games list isn't as easy as I thought it would be.  I had to scan my collection thoroughly and browse BGG a bit to make sure I didn't leave out any studs or obvious contenders.  My top 10 has...

The 4 Types of Solitaire Variants in Board Games

Every game I research that has been out for at least 2 months and isn't from 1967 has a solitaire variant, usually multiples ones, posted on BGG.  And if they don't, it is because the game comes with one or the publisher has published their own at some point.  But that doesn't stop gamers from improving or tweaking "official"...

Games on the Horizon: 5-19-15

In this series, I preview some upcoming board games that are relevant to the solo player audience and give my thoughts on them. Salvation Road is a post apocalyptic cooperative survival game from Van Ryder games.  In this case, who the publisher is is important for two reasons.  The first is that Van Ryder games has published games before and...

Hoplite Review: Not your Sister’s Sarissa

Hoplite review by GMT Games
Have you ever wondered what 20,000 Hoplites running towards you sounds like?  Is the Earth rumbling beneath your feet?  Can you hold you position in the shield wall or will you break and flee, exposing your friends and fellow soldiers to the slaughter that will soon follow? Hoplite is a wargame depicting warfare in the Greco-Persian Age(4th-5th Century BC) designed...

Tiny Epic Defenders Review

Tiny Epic Defenders is a small box cooperative game published in 2015 by Gamelyn games and designed by Scott Almes.  It is playable out of the box by 1-4 players and while I found the 1 player, 1 hero experience decent, I firmly believe that like a lot of cooperative games where each player plays a hero or character...

Solitaire Gaming and Music: What Do You Listen To?

Solitaire gaming, by its very definition, appears to be a lonely affair.  But most of the time it isn't.  And it doesn't have to be.  While gaming, sometimes I will watch something on my computer--maybe a live or recorded E-sports event, some board game videos(how meta), or who knows what.  But most of the time I listen to music. The...