The best board games that you can play alone (Solitaire games) 2023

It's not always easy to find teammates and then get them to the same table on the same night. Fortunately, many games have special rules that make board games playable for 1 person alone. Some games are even designed for one player (e.g. Friday or Hostage Negotiator - we have created a separate list for these games: The best games you can play only alone).

Some games go a different way and include a solo campaign or a so-called automa opponent, which is controlled (semi-)automatically by special game rules (e.g. Scythe or Wingspan).

Solo games are many, for example from the strategy board games for 1 person, card games for one, logic games for 1, solo dice games, single-player board games with story and many more single-player board games.

Want games with a different number of players?

You can play board games, card games and dice games with a very different number of players - even alone. We have created many lists for each exact number of players and for varying numbers of players. You can find our "by player count" lists below.

List of the best games 2023 that you can (also) play alone

Enclosed are the best board games you can play alone and buy 2023:

This list was last updated on January 25, 2023. We compared 14950 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. MicroMacro: Crime City

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 8.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for MicroMacro: Crime City
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  2. Cascadia

    All details for the board game Cascadia and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Cascadia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  3. MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City – Full House and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  4. Trails of Tucana

    All details for the board game Trails of Tucana and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Tumblin' Dice

    All details for the board game Tumblin' Dice and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Star Realms: Frontiers

    All details for the board game Star Realms: Frontiers and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Wingspan

    All details for the board game Wingspan and similar games

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 16.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Wingspan
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Wingspan

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wingspan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. MicroMacro: Crime City – All In

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City – All In and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  10. Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game

    All details for the board game Orchard: A 9 card solitaire game and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Welcome To...

    All details for the board game Welcome To... and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 2.

    More details for Welcome To...
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Welcome To...

    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Welcome To..." by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Project L

    All details for the board game Project L and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Project L
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  13. That's Pretty Clever!

    All details for the board game That's Pretty Clever! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  14. Cthulhu: Death May Die

    All details for the board game Cthulhu: Death May Die and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cthulhu: Death May Die
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!78€ atAmazon.de
  15. Destinies

    All details for the board game Destinies and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    More details for Destinies
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Heat: Pedal to the Metal

    All details for the board game Heat: Pedal to the Metal and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. The Search for Planet X

    All details for the board game The Search for Planet X and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Marvel United

    All details for the board game Marvel United and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Horrified

    All details for the board game Horrified and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Horrified
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Horrified

    • YouTube Review for the game "Horrified" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Sagrada

    All details for the board game Sagrada and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    More details for Sagrada
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Cahoots

    All details for the board game Cahoots and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Cahoots
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cahoots

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cahoots" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition

    All details for the board game Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Edition
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. PARKS

    All details for the board game PARKS and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for PARKS
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  24. Legacy of Dragonholt

    All details for the board game Legacy of Dragonholt and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 46% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Legacy of Dragonholt
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 999 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  25. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  26. Marvel United: X-Men

    All details for the board game Marvel United: X-Men and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Herbaceous

    All details for the board game Herbaceous and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Herbaceous
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Herbaceous

    • YouTube Review for the game "Herbaceous" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Canvas

    All details for the board game Canvas and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Canvas
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Encore!

    All details for the board game Encore! and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Encore!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Encore!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Chronicles of Crime

    All details for the board game Chronicles of Crime and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 5.

    More details for Chronicles of Crime
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chronicles of Crime

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chronicles of Crime" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English

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