Well okay, “Megathread” might be a little aspirational but you gotta aim high, right?
The only people I have time to see of late are either married to or (recently) created by me, and that leaves a tragic paucity of boardgaming options. Thanks to Boardgamegeek, I have discovered the wonderful world of solitaire boardgaming. Finally, gamers can slip the surly bonds of computers with their rams and their soft drives and enter into a bold new world of physical gaming which is, if you think about it, the promise of virtual reality come to life in a way computers never fulfilled.
Ahem. Anyway, so I have been playing lots of solitaire stuff. I’ve been kicking around with Darkest Night by victory point games as well as Dawn of the Zeds. I think Darkest Night is a great concept, but it is kinda nasty to play solo due to the sheer amount of bookkeeping required. Running 4 characters is not easy, and takes up a bunch of table space. Zeds, on the other hand, may be just about the best solitaire boardgame I have ever played. It marries theme and strategy so seamlessly you’d think they were Hapsburg cousins.
Has anyone else been playing these? I have Astra Titanus waiting in the wings too, and am waiting to hear peoples’ thoughts on Cruel Necessity. I’d also love to hear anyone’s opinions on Navajo Wars, the new one from GMT, or the solo scenarios in Space Empires and its expansion. If anyone has any questions I can answer about the titles I mentioned or solo boardgaming in general I’d be happy to do that, too.