One doesn't have to be the loneliest number! Many strategy games have optional rules or variants that allow for dealing the time away all by yourself.
Here are a few of our favourites for when solitaire's the only game in town.
In Agricola (Latin for 'farmer'), you're a farmer living in a wooden hut with your spouse and little else. You start with a lot of barren land, no building materials and limited time to build a farm for your family - who need feeding! Now includes Animeeples
Caverna : The Cave Farmers
Its Agricola on Steroids! Build your cave, cultivate your fields, breed your animals, including your dogs & donkeys, and don't forget to do some mining in any spare time you can find!
Freedom : The Underground Railroad
Can you work together and bring about the end of Slavery? Careful planning is needed as you need to balance the freeing of slaves against the acquisition of funds to keep your movement active.
Uwe Rosenberg's follow up to Agricola, this is a classic development game inspired by Caylus and Agricola - and it's just as good as both of these master pieces! This 2012 edition Includes the expansion Le Grand Hameau!
Legacy : Testament of Duke De Crecy
Can you build a powerful dynasty in 18th Century France, you must make allies, arrange good matches for your sons and daughters and nurture strong connections at court.
Swing States 2012 Boxed edition
Swing States 2012 is a solitaire game simulating a U.S. presidential election in a given year. You are a political strategist hired by the nominee to win the Presidential Election for either theDemocratic Partyor the Republican Party
Thunderstone Advance : Numenera
The ancient evil known as Doom has decided to make a change. In this new world, Numenera, Doom has manifested as an intelligent virus that controls its host. An addition to the original Thunderstone game, are you sure you want to be an adventurer?
Thunderstone Advance : Worlds Collide
Over 500 cards including previously hard to get promos and fan favourites make up Thunderstone Advance : Worlds Collide, fully compatible with Thunderstone Advance and can be intergrated with Thunderstone Advance : Towers of Ruin. Available to pre-order, expected in store, Tuesday 15th April