Best 1 Player Board Games (Low-Medium Complexity)
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Best 1 Player Board Games (Low-Medium Complexity)

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Looking for a solo game that is accessible and light on rules but still has meaningful strategy? Here are our recommendations.

⭐️ Top Picks

Our top recommendations in this category, and games that we personally own to fill this niche.

Marvel United

🟢 Ryan’s #19 All-Time

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Release Year: 2020 Complexity: Low-Medium

  👥  1-4 Players

  ⏰  20-40 min

  💸 ~$20

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Summary: Cooperate as Marvel superheroes to stop the villains’ master plans!

You Might Like If… you enjoy working as a team and the Marvel theme, and want a quick and easy cooperative game that still has a nice amount of variety and depth, especially if you pick up the X-men set or other expansions for additional content.

Horrified

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Release Year: 2019 Complexity: Low-Medium

  👥  1-5 Players

  ⏰  60 min

  💸 ~$35

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Summary: Work as a team to try to stop the classic movie monsters that are terrorizing the town.

You Might Like If… you enjoy cooperative games and want an accessible one with a fun theme that has nice replay value since you use a random combination of monsters in each game.

👍 Honorable Mentions

Games that missed being top picks, but that we still think are great choices for a lot of people.

That’s Pretty Clever!

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Release Year: 2018 Complexity: Low-Medium

  👥  1-4 Players

  ⏰  30-45 min

  💸 ~$20

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Summary: Draft dice to mark spaces on your scoresheet, comboing your way to a high score.

You Might Like If… you enjoy working on your own puzzle and want a game with tons of exciting combos and bonus actions and a dice-drafting mechanism that produces a lot of interesting decisions.

Cartographers

🟢 Ryan’s #33 All-Time

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Release Year: 2019 Complexity: Low-Medium

  👥  1-100 Players

  ⏰  30-60 min

  💸 ~$25

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Summary: Fit shapes of various terrains into your map, doing your best to fill in space efficiently while also meeting the scoring conditions for that game.

You Might Like If… you enjoy spatial puzzles (think Tetris) and want a game that plays great across a broad range of players with a nice amount of variety from game to game with randomized objectives.

 👀 Worth a Look

Games we haven’t tried yet ourselves, but we believe could be a good choice in this category.

Pandemic: Iberia

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Release Year: 2008 Complexity: Low-Medium

  👥  1-4 Players

  ⏰  45-60 min

  💸 ~$50

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Summary: Work as a team of experts to fight historic diseases across the Iberian Peninsula in the 1800s.

You Might Like If… you enjoy team games where you need to optimize the use of limited actions to keep things under control. If you have played Pandemic, there are many sequels and variations, and based on our research this is the one we would most recommend checking out.

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