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.
A top secret Soviet space mission set out to colonize a planet in a remote galaxy, far away from home. The settlers built there a small communist heaven which exists to this day. As one of the leaders, your goal is to guide the settlers on this new, yet strangely familiar terrain.
This title is available for Special Order. Each player is a Renaissance Man, skilled as a Scholar, a Merchant, a Knight, and a Baker. The goal is to train, hire, and recruit others, aiming to produce a Master of one of these 4 areas of study.
Return to Dark Tower
Available to Pre-Order; Estimated Release Date: Sept 2021;
Cooperative or competitive strategy game pitting heroes against an ominous Tower in this updated version of a 1980's classic.
Rice Dice: A Spirits of the Rice Paddy Dice Game
In Rice Dice, a streamlined version of Spirits of the Rice Paddy, you roll the custom dice and choose one action based on the results: add rice paddy cards to your field, run water through your paddies, assign laborers to plant and harvest, or add weeds to opponents' fields.
Robin Hood and the Merry Men
Robin Hood and the Merry Men is a semi cooperative, but a highly competitive board game set in the folklore we all know and love. It’s a thematic euro style game that perfectly blends worker placement, hand management, set collection and dice rolling into a one big exciting crossover.
Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales Expansion
Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales is the second big expansion for Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island. Unlike its predecessor, it not only includes a campaign (titled "The Lost City of Z"), but also a full set of rules and components that can be played with the base game of Robinson Crusoe, along with two standalone scenarios.
Robinson Crusoe: Treasure Chest Expansion
Treasure Chest is a special expansion including a complete set of Robinson Crusoe promos that have been released up to 2020, thereby giving players an enormous amount of content and variability to the game.
In the not-too-distant future, robots have spread all around the world. In every home, factory, art and sport, robots are replacing people, and to take advantage of their presence, the most exciting race in the world has been created in which robots are controlled by their owner's mind.
Rogue State is a solitaire geopolitical conflict simulation where the player assumes the role of the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) immediately after the end of the Korean War.
Mighty heroes don’t just appear out of thin air -- you must create them! Race, class, alignment, skills, traits, and equipment are all elements of the perfect hero, who is ready to take on all opposition in the quest for glory and riches.
Roll Player: Monsters & Minions Expansion
A call to arms! An abomination of a beast is terrorizing villages throughout the kingdom, leaving behind a path of death and destruction. The lord has summoned all able-bodied adventurers to return to the capitol and organize a plan to rid the kingdom of this menace.
Roll Through The Ages : The Iron Age
Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age, a sequel to the highly-awarded Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age, lets you build an Iron Age civilization in under an hour!
The Portuguese King has called the finest stonemasons of the country to pave one of the most important squares with calçada tiles. But the task is enormous and players will have to count with the aid of helper cards who will help them score points and/or collect money.
Rurik: Dawn of Kiev
Rurik: Dawn of Kiev is a euro-style realm building game set in an 11th century Eastern European Kingdom. It features area control, resource management, and a new game mechanic - "auction programming."
Saboteur: The Duel
Saboteur: Duel is a standalone version of the famous card game Saboteur for one and two players. When playing alone, you want to collect as much gold as possible by digging new tunnels in the mine; when playing with an opponent, you'll just want to collect more than that player, but naturally your opponent will try to block your progression by all means.
Secret Weapons of the Third Reich
Secret Weapons of the Third Reich is a game for one to four players simulating the arms race of World War II from the German perspective. From secret submarine bases in Greenland to the mysterious Base 211 in Neuschwabenland, Antarctica, this game recreates the incredible tales of Nazi technology, from the famous V-1 buzz bombs and V-2 rockets to the unlikely flying saucers derived from the work of Nikola Tesla.
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Thames Murders and Other Cases
Have you ever had the desire to walk the streets of Victorian London with Sherlock Holmes in search of Professor Moriarty? To search the docks for the giant rat of Sumatra? To walk up Baker Street as the fog is rolling in and hear Holmes cry out, "Come, Watson, come! The game is afoot!"? Now you can!
In Sleeping Gods, you and up to 3 friends become Captain Sofi Odessa and her crew, lost in a strange world in 1929 on your steamship, the Manticore. You must work together to survive, exploring exotic islands, meeting new characters, and seeking out the totems of the gods so that you can return home.
The bad guys have taken over our beautiful kingdom in Slide Quest, and it's in total chaos! You have to save the world and quickly! Work together to guide this brave, rolling knight through this turbulent adventure that is lined with twists and traps!
Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set
Snowdonia is a competitive or solitaire worker placement game, lovingly crafted around the idea of building railways in Wales, and – with multiple other scenarios – around the world.
In Solar Storm, you are crew members on board a ship that has had its energy core taken out by solar flares. Even worse, the ship is caught in the sun’s gravitational pull which is causing even more damage. It is only a matter of time before you and the rest of the crew perish.
Several millennia ago, the tiny planet Solenia lost its day-and-night cycle: Its northern hemisphere is forever plunged into darkness, and its southern hemisphere is eternally bathed in sunlight. Your mission is to carry on your ancestors' honorable task of traveling the world to deliver essential goods to the inhabitants of both hemispheres.
With the rising sun, the songbirds begin to sing. In this magical forest, the loudest songbirds claim the ripest berries and prime nesting spots. As a forest spirit, you help your favorite songbird color prosper in secret.