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Reply #270 on: November 17, 2019, 01:24:39 PM
Solo games are not my preference, but I get that my preference is not that of others.

I am somewhat bothered by the increasing number of solitaire only games. It's eliminating a number of interesting games that I would otherwise buy. I prefer a design approach that allows for both solo and multi-player modes of play.

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Reply #271 on: November 17, 2019, 01:52:28 PM
I like to play games solitaire but I also prefer games that allow for both.

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Reply #272 on: November 17, 2019, 02:00:37 PM
I like to play games solitaire but I also prefer games that allow for both.

A lot of those solitaire games do have some provision for having a second person take over part of the cardboard AI's moves.

For example, in Interceptor Ace you can play both co-operatively or competitively.

Only enough, since the game has an RPG element to it and is set before 1944 (the point when all persons in Hitler's presence were searched for weapons), if you are presented by him with an important medal you can choose to pull your side arm and try to kill him.

- If you fail the bodyguards kill you and the game ends.

- If you succeed you will be a hero. A posthumous one, since the bodyguards will kill you and the game ends

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Reply #273 on: November 17, 2019, 02:08:42 PM
Some do, but I think mirth is correct in that more games seem to be coming out without that option.

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Reply #274 on: November 17, 2019, 02:57:35 PM
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Again, all of the solo game hate. 

Solo tabletop is something that I've always been interested in but have never pulled the trigger. In principle it sounds like fun but I always get discouraged at the setup time and just play a computer game instead.



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Reply #275 on: November 17, 2019, 03:35:36 PM
Setting up a game, much like clipping counters, can be very therapeutic.  8)

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Reply #276 on: November 17, 2019, 04:49:36 PM
Agreed, Mike. :bigthumb:

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Reply #277 on: November 20, 2019, 02:13:32 PM
Setting up a game, much like clipping counters, can be very therapeutic.  8)

Unfortunately the post-cat or post-toddler environmental factors lead to more therapy. :(



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Reply #278 on: November 20, 2019, 03:28:06 PM
As always, if solo is your thing, please go and do with all the blessings you care to receive.

I just don't get their appeal.

Between TTS and on-line play generalls -- with a moment or two set aside for occasional games of "Gloomhaven" -- my dance card is full of games I can play with my friends.  That, and the fact that I know damn well I'll never play all the games I already have as much as I would like, makes it easy to pass on solo games.

Add into the mix a theme I really like and they can make me downright crabby.

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Reply #279 on: November 20, 2019, 03:39:07 PM

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Reply #280 on: November 20, 2019, 03:46:46 PM


Somebody needs him some "Saturday Night Fights".

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Reply #281 on: November 20, 2019, 05:44:22 PM
If you don't have friends what are you so busy doing Saturday nights that you can't show up for Saturday Night Fights? We allow whisky and drunkenness.

And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

I actually don't really like games.

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Reply #282 on: November 20, 2019, 05:48:29 PM
Damn you and your confounded logic!  :steamed:

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Reply #283 on: November 20, 2019, 05:56:27 PM
And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

His spouse will be checking too. He's been telling her he spends Saturday night gaming with friends.

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Reply #284 on: November 20, 2019, 06:01:06 PM
Sssssshhhhh!  :notme:

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