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Trip SkyWay
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Anybody here enjoy playing with cardboard and dice? I've been looking out for good solo board games as I like this sort of thing but am short of people to play with. This has even pushed me into starting to make some of my own.

Castle Ravenloft has been getting rave reviews and is listed as playable one player, so I'm getting one of those sent over.

Recommendations much appreciated.
#1 at 04:51:42 - 20/10/2010
Trip SkyWay
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Lots of board gamers here then eh?

Just got Dixit as a present from my mum. Looks like a load of fun, looking forward to trying it out tonight :).
#2 at 09:40:11 - 22/10/2010
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I love board games and will play them whenever I'm given the chance, but you wanted recommendations for solo gaming. For me, that goes against the very reasons for playing a game with cardboard and dice, ie. sitting 'round a table with a bunch of other people...

For solo play (as it were) I probably rather play a videogame, or a videogame version of a board game.
#3 at 12:48:42 - 22/10/2010
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Cool, I'd love to hear any board game recomendations not just solo board games. My first post was pretty badly worded :)

#4 at 10:39:41 - 23/10/2010
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Can you still buy the old Games Workshop classics from the late eighties? In my loft I still have mint copies of Talisman (with expansions), Battlecars, Chainsaw Warrior, HeroQuest, Dungeon Quest, etc... Some are solo players.

Carcassone is an obvious recommendation. Plus, at Christmas, I picked up a two player card game version of Catan - and I still haven't unwrapped the damn thing.
#5 at 15:25:09 - 23/10/2010
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We tend to play Ticket To Ride more than anything else at the moment. It may not be the best game in the world, but it's easy to learn and straightforward to play, and when you're trying to get a group of non-gamers to play with you, these things are hugely important. I have the original US set with the 1910 card pack; it's a bit expensive, but absolutely reeks of quality and would be my recommendation.

Last Christmas I bought Apples To Apples which is great fun when there's a decent sized crowd; it's card based so is ideal when you've got too many people to all get 'round a table.
#6 at 10:25:15 - 25/10/2010
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Thanks for the recomendations fellas. Very interested in getting non-gamer friendly stuff. Had a fantastic time playing Dixit with my wife and mum. Highly recommend giving that a look if you haven't already.
#7 at 09:17:05 - 27/10/2010
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Hatchetjob sometimes talk about boardgames. It's also one of the better gaming related podcasts in my opinion.
#8 at 15:07:43 - 04/11/2010
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1Dg4f is a really nice guy, too, that podcast does deserve as many listeners as it can get.
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