Nov

19

2017

Intro To: Good Solo Games

Solo Games

Last week, we introduced you to some mouth-watering food games – Who says you can’t play with your food? This week, we’re going in a different direction and recommending some good solo games! Read on to explore some great games that you can play by yourself (or with friends):

The Game is  a cooperative game for 1 to 5 players that can be played in 20 minutes. Your goal is to discard all 98 cards, and each player starts with a hand of 6 to 8 cards. On your turn, you must discard at least 2 cards onto 1 or more discard piles. Of the 4 discard piles on the table, 2 count up from 1, and 2 count down from 100. At the end of each round, you draw back up to your starting hand size. As a multi-player game, it’s all about guessing which cards your friends are waiting to play. As a single-player game, it’s basically solitaire, which let’s face it, is the grandfather of the single-player genre, and still a classic. If you’re looking for a simple game to pass some time, give this one a shot!

Valeria: Card Kingdoms is a competitive game for 1 to 5 players that can be played in 30 to 45 minutes. In this tableau-building game, reminiscent of many deck-building games, slay monsters, recruit citizens, and buy domians! Play cards to give yourself more ways to use your dice results, increase your synergies, and ultimately earn as many victory points as possible! This fantasy-themed card game used tons of full-art cards. If you’re looking for a pleasing-deck builder with great visual elements, give this game a play!

Dungens & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft is a cooperative game for 1 to 5 players that can be played in 60 minutes. In this tile-flipping dungeon crawl, you take on the role of an adventurer in the nightmarish Castle Ravenloft. Play with multiple character classes and scenarios, level up your character, and collect the equipment that you will need to succeed in your quest! This game takes a classic Dungeons & Dragons adventure and boils it down to a streamlined dungeon crawl. If you’re looking for an immersive game that you can play for hours on end, this is the game to settle in with.

Hostage Negotiator is the only strictly single player game on this list, and can be played in 20 minutes. In this card-based game, you are a law enforcement agent, and your goal is to negotiate the release of several hostages taken by a, unscrupulous figure with a set of demands. Each turn represents part of a conversation, and your cards and dice results determine your options. There are multiple paths to victory. Finding the best one and saving as many hostages as possible is up to you. If you’re looking for a game truly tailored for a single-player experience, this is the game you’re looking for.

Next time you visit us at The Round Table for some solo-play check out some of these great solo games! Or, if you’re looking for some awesome games to join in on, check out our massive role playing community or our friendly Magic the Gathering community!

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Nov

12

2017

Intro To: Good Food Games

Food Games

In our last Intro Article, we introduced you to some of our favourite timed games. They’re fun and fast-paced but if you’re looking for something to enjoy while you settle in at one of our tables to feast on some of our delicious food, you might want to check out these good food games:

Knuckle Sammich is a competitive game for 2 to 8 players that can be played in 15 minutes. In this fast-paced card game, set in the same world as the RPG. Kobolds Ate my Baby!, you are a kobold, that is late for lunch, and your goal is to beat the other players to the last few sandwiches! Watch out for King Torg or you may not make it through lunch! If you’re looking for a high-energy game with lots of yelling, check out this game!

Sushi Go! is a competitive game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 15 to 20 minutes, and is one of our recommended drafting games. in this fast and frantic set collecting game, you are customers at a a restaurant, attempting to get better combinations of sushi than your opponents. This simple game is very fast to learn, and makes drafting simple. If you’re looking for a pre-meal warm up, give this game a try!

Let Them Eat Cake is a competitive game for 3 to 6 players that can be played in 45 to 60 minutes. In this cake-collecting negotiation game, your goal is to be the first player to reach 40 or more cakes, or have the most cakes when the game ends! Accumulate medals, generals, and cakes. Try not to make an enemy of the Revolution, and carefully plot against the other players, making sure that each vote you cast counts! Spend your medals and generals to protect your pawns from execution, and rig votes. If you’re looking for an intensely social game, where manipulation is everything, then this one deserves your attention!

Rocky Road à la Mode is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 20 to 30 minutes. In this resource management game, players take on the role of treat truckers, attempting to take over territories and earn loyalty points by keeping their customers happy. Every choice will cost you time and move you forward on the road track! Only the player at the back of the track can act, so you’ll have to manage your resources carefully! The life of a treat trucker isn’t easy, and the competition is intense but that doesn’t mean that this game is difficult to learn. If you’re looking for something easy to learn that will let you face off against your friends, pull this game off the shelf, and become the best treat trucker out there – or at least at your table.

Whatever game you decide to play, come down to The Round Table to give it a try! We’re looking forward to seeing you, and we’re happy to reccommend some of our other favourite games! For games with a totally different theme, check out some of our favourite train games or even some good horror games!

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