In my collection of board games, I have many that have solo variants.
It’s not that I don’t have a group to play with, rather when I’m not mixed in with that group, there’s not always people around to play board games with. That’s fine. But sometimes I also want to play a game, so the best way can often be solo.
And there are some really good solo games, too. Heck, even some great multi-player games (Le Havre, Nations etc.) have some great solo variants.
So it’s time to start playing them a bit more.
But besides doing it and often taking photos of the games, I don’t blog much about it. There are times where it becomes almost a misadventure in playing games. Maybe I am totally looking at a rule wrong, or the “virtual” opponent is just whipping me.
And I’ve often wondered if it would be humorous to blog about. And now, I figure, what the hell?
So, welcome to “One Meeple.”
The first true post about this probably won’t be for a little bit. I’m actually reading rules for a few games so I can get some things under my belt a bit more before I start. But, I also needed a post for this day. And I had created a header logo already … so I needed to use it, right?
The reality is I don’t plan on winning too often when it comes to games. There are some solo games (Friday, for one) that I haven’t come close to winning. Shephy is another. And it drives me nuts as I keep trying to beat it.
But there are some fun games I need to really learn – like Hostage Negotiator. I have several with newer solo variants and I want to get playing them more. This will hopefully push me.
I might even do a couple of posts on here about some board games on the iPad that I play against computer opponents. I do tend to get whipped there, too!
In the somewhat near future, I’ll start this feature. Who knows how often I’ll run it, but I’d like to try to have one every 2-3 weeks or so. That’s why it would be nice to get a few under my belt, so I can get some writing done with them – and realize how bad at solo gaming I am.
This should be interesting. And hopefully fun!
Have a great weekend ahead… and play some games!
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