The best board games to play only solo (Solitaire) 2024

Looking for a game that you can only play alone? The games on this list are designed purely for one player. Included are classic games for one, card games for one, role-playing games for one, board games for 1 adult, dice games for one, and many more games that can be played very well alone.

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List of the best games 2024 to play alone:

Attached now is our list of the best board games for exactly 1 person that you can buy 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 937 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game

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    Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game is an engaging and compact solitaire tile-laying game that has captured the hearts of players with its simplicity, strategic depth, and quick playtime. Garnering acclaim by winning the 2018 9-Card Nanogame Print and Play Design Contest, Orchard challenges players to skillfully manage a limited set of resources — in this case, nine double-sided cards — to create a flourishing orchard.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 1 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Grove: A 9 card solitaire game

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    • 1 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Final Girl

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    Final Girl is a unique solitaire-only board game that puts you in the heart of a classic horror movie scenario. You play as the "final girl," the last woman standing, who must face off against a menacing slasher to survive.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Under Falling Skies

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    Under Falling Skies is a solo board game with a focus on strategic defense against an alien invasion. It features a multi-mission campaign where players defend cities from extraterrestrial threats.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Sherlock Holmes & Moriarty: Associates

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    • 1 Players
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Resist!

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    Nominated for 5 awards.

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Friday

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    Friday, part of Friedemann Friese's Freitag-Project Series, unfolds the tale of Robinson Crusoe and his loyal partner, Friday. Stepping into Friday's shoes, players navigate the challenges of Robinson's arrival on the island, disrupting your peaceful existence. The objective is clear: assist Robinson in surviving the island and prepare him for a showdown with incoming pirates.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 1 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Coffee Roaster

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    Coffee Roaster is a unique solitaire pool-building game that immerses players in the art of coffee roasting. Through careful management of a variety of coffee beans, players aim to perfect the roast level of each bean type to achieve the highest quality of coffee. The game challenges players to balance the roasting process, managing not just the desired roast level but also the uniformity of the roast across all beans, while avoiding the pitfalls of smoke and burnt tokens that can spoil the batch.

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    • 1 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Captive

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 - 130 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Mazescape: Labýrinthos

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 Players
    • 5 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Unsurmountable

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    • 1 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Legacy of Yu

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Four Against Darkness

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    • 1 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  15. Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

    • YouTube Review for the game "Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Perplexus

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Tears of a Goddess

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 - 130 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies

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    • 1 Players
    • 10 - 480 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Shephy

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    • 1 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Star Wars Death Star Perplexus

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    • 1 Players
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Ugly Gryphon Inn

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Castle Itter: The Strangest Battle of WWII

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    • 1 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Hostage Negotiator

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    Hostage Negotiator is a gripping solo board game where you take on the role of a law enforcement agent tasked with negotiating the release of hostages from a dangerous hostage-taker. The game immerses you in high-stakes crisis negotiation, demanding strategic thinking and decision-making under pressure.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. 20 Strong

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

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    • 1 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Phantom Leader: Deluxe Edition

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp

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    • 1 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Lux Aeterna

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 Players
    • 6 - 15 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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