my solo games odyssey: an update, and back for more.
Remember when I told you that My Lovely Wife left town? And then she came back?
Now she left again. So I am back to drowning my sorrows in solo board games.
The list from the initial post has shifted a bit. Some games have been dropped (Blokus x2, Book of Classic Board Games), and some have been added:
If I’m Going Down… is a zombie game where the player’s little dude will die. For sure. There’s no getting out of it. But you try to stay alive as long as you can.
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a pretty spectacular card game version of the books, and beyond. I used to own it. I donated my copy to a charity auction. This was the perfect time to get it back.
Swing States 2012 is a solo election game. You can play as either side’s nominee. I love election games, and this’ll be my first time playing one designed for one player. I’m excited to get to it.
Yggdrasil is a cooperative game for 1-6, and I’m told it’s great. It’s about mythical gods and stuff. Not my usual cup of tea theme-wise, but I hear very good things. The cardboard version doesn’t include a way to score the game, but the iPad port has scoring rules created by the designers, so I’ll be using those.
Here’s the updated list, along with my points earned so far, per game.
- A Gamut of Games (book) — 156 pts.
- Agricola — 34 pts.
- Ambush! — skipped
- At the Gates of Loyang — 16 pts.
- Blazing Aces! A Fistful of Family Card Games (book) — 13 pts.
- BuyWord — 660 pts.
- Catan Dice Game — 78 pts.
- D-Day Dice
- d6 Shooters
- Dungeon Run
- Field Commander: Alexander
- Field Commander: Napoleon
- The Game of Shakespeare
- If I’m Going Down…
- The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
- Mage Knight: Board Game
- Pizza Box Football
- Race for the Galaxy (with The Gathering Storm expansion)
- Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age
- Sorry! Sliders
- Space Alert
- Swing States 2012
- Tumblin’ Dice
- Walnut Grove
- The World’s Best Dice Games (book)
So here we are. I am excited to get back into the swing of things. There will be a couple breaks here and there (Emmys, trip to NYC to see My Lovely Wife’s play), but I think I can get through the list before she’s back for good in mid-October.
If I can survive being a single dad. These kids. Man oh man.