How often have you found yourself browsing the internet and stumbling across some new action packed games but only ended up saying the same thing countless times? “Wow these look like some great games! If only I had a friend or two to play them with…”. Well, we feel your pain. Getting a board game group to assemble can prove to be pretty formidable and dismaying, even if you are a “die hard” dedicated gamer. You can still enjoy the best strategy board games when alone.
Multiplayer games can be so overrated, but that still doesn’t change the fact that you can just hop online, at any given time, for some serious group gaming action. – Seriously, it takes only a few clicks and you’re there, but when it comes to coordinating schedules for a group of busy adults in order to link up in one solitary physical space for a few hours to play a game in person that can feel like an uphill battle. – That’s even to say you have friends that game to begin with!
Fortunately, there are some nice remedies to these issues
Games that are single player!
First of all, taking a look back at board games, it’s safe to say that they are part of cultures all over the world and have been around for thousands of years. When we were growing up, board games were an ideal way to pass the time on rainy days or the ‘go-to’ games for sleepovers with friends. But in today’s world they have evolved from just that distant memory stored in the back of our minds. Not to mention that there are many ways in which some traditional board games have been converted into one man battlefields riddled with strategic ploy and “hair pulling” puzzles.
There are a lot of people who, metaphorically speaking, sit on the outside peering in and silently judge those who enjoy this recreational hobby. To them, the only thing that is really sadder than playing board games is probably playing those said board games all by your lonesome. But to those who are invested in the hobby, know that it can be quite the opposite. Ignore the haters! There are some awesome strategy boards out there for the enthusiastic solo player.
Single player board games! Really?
It comes as no surprise that those who are new to the notion of board games, that are single player, come to learn just how many of these games have fun and mentally fulfilling solitaire modes. Not to mention, the fact that this online recreation is fast growing in its category. More and more sites, companies etc are having: people’s choice contests, co-creational platforms for game development and enhancement among so many other things.
Furthermore, there are some awesome strategy board games that are considered to be the best one player board games and intricate enough that it has become de rigeur to set challenges and/or challenges within the game.
It really doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. Single player strategy board games can be found in varying experience levels and suit pretty much everyone. They are great ways to hone your mental skills and spend time challenging yourself, by yourself.