Best Single-Player Games
“All the single players, all the single players, ‘cause if you liked it then you should have put it in your shopping cart.” Okay, those are the actual lyrics but when it comes to finding games for a single player/solo play it can be difficult and I want to make it easy for you to find exactly what you’re looking for. “Now put your hands up!” Alright, I’m done singing now.
I play games a lot, like, a lot, a lot and most board games have a minimum 2+ player count. But, some of those game actually have an alternative play option if you wish to play solo; but that info isn’t found until you open the box and read the instructions. I want to make it easy for you to find the perfect game that fits your game-play style whether it is with a team of players on Friday game night or solo-play on a Tuesday with leftover pizza and ‘The Office’ playing in the background. (Okay, that was pretty descriptive and has not happened at all in real life…).
Now put your hands up if you’re ready to see what single-player games are out there! Oh, oh, oh!
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective – The Baker Street Irregulars
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective - Baker Street Irregulars is a cooperative and standalone game, where the players try to solve mysterious cases by interviewing suspects, searching through newspapers, and walking the streets of London for clues. Here, players are walking in the steps of the Irregulars, the young London kids helping the most famous detective ever during his investigations. Once you have completed your investigation, compare your deduction skills to those of the master detective himself, Sherlock Holmes.
It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow in 1920s Europa. The capitalistic city-state known simply as "The Factory", which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries. With characters from five factions converging onto a small but highly desired swath of land, who will gain fame and fortune by establishing their empire as the leader of Eastern Europa?
7 Wonders Duel
Choose the Wonders you aim to build and guide your city through three Ages of drafting cards from cunningly shaped tableaus. Victory can be achieved in three ways: by invading your opponent's capital, by achieving a monopoly on scientific advancement, or simply by crafting the city that will earn the most victory points in the end. But be warned: only seven of the eight Wonders in play can be built. Will your city achieve greatness, or will your opponent prevent you from completing all your Wonders?
It is 1926, and the museum's exotic curios and occult artifacts open barriers between our world and the elder evils lurking between dimensions. Other Worlds begin to leak through and terrifying creatures of increasing strength steal through them. Animals, the mad, and those of susceptible minds are driven to desperation by the supernatural forces that the portals unleash. In the midst of this chaos, a handful of investigators race against time to locate the eldritch symbols necessary to seal the portals forever and stop evil Ancient Ones from reducing humanity to cinders.
As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. You will travel across the globe, treating infections while finding resources for cures. Pandemic is a cooperative game, where all players win or lose together. The clock is ticking as outbreaks and epidemics fuel the spreading plagues. Can you find all four cures in time? The fate of humanity is in your hands!
Marvel Champions: The Card Game
Players will call on iconic allies, harness powerful weapons and armor, and unleash devastating tactics as they battle to thwart the schemes of the dastardly villains of the Marvel universe. In every scenario, the heroes will face a powerful villain pushing a unique scheme, as well as their own personal enemies that can be shuffled into the hero deck. Players must decide whether to play as a superhero and fight the villain directly, or change into their alter-ego to recover damage, prepare their forces, and fight the villain indirectly - presenting an interesting strategic decision with each turn. If the heroes can defeat the villain before they complete their dastardly scheme, the heroes win the game.
Murder Mystery Party – Case Files: Death by Chef’s Knife
Famed chef Lorenzo Ritelli has been murdered in his own New York restaurant kitchen. There are many motives, but only one suspect could have pulled off this audacious murder. In this case file is all the evidence to help prove who did it.
Pocket Puzzlers: Numbers
This Numbers Pocket Puzzler is a slide puzzle like you've never seen. Solve the puzzle by correctly positioning numbers 1 through 9 on the board. The markings on the moving pieces and on the board change the numbers each time they're moved.
Think quick and harness the power of your brain to memorize your way to victory with BrainBolt, the blazing fast light-up memory game. Follow the lights and challenge your brain by remembering the light sequence, and see how long you can follow the pattern before making a mistake.
A Taxing Murder
First, read about the calculated murder of Louis Quick, tax accountant extraordinaire. A clever client stabbed him in the back and left him for dead. But don't write off a dying man's final deduction. Next, assemble the 1000-piece puzzle to discover the clues he left behind so you can get to the bottom line. Let your mind audit the evidence and decide who will pay a hefty penalty. It's April 15th, the deadline approaches...can you solve the most taxing murder ever?