The best board games to play only solo (Solitaire) 2021

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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You can play board games, card games and dice games with a wide variety of players - even alone. We created many lists for every special number of players or player range. You find our "by number of players"-lists below.

List of the best games 2021 to play alone:

Attached now is our list of the best board games for exactly 1 person that you can buy 2021:

This list was last updated on March 2, 2021. We compared 286 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Under Falling Skies

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Coffee Roaster

    All details for the board game Coffee Roaster and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime10 - 30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  3. Friday

    All details for the board game Friday and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de
  4. Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies

    All details for the board game Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime10 - 480 Minutes
    • Age18+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

    All details for the board game Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  6. Four Against Darkness

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime45 - 75 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Captive

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 - 130 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Israeli Air Force Leader

    All details for the board game Israeli Air Force Leader and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Phantom Leader Deluxe

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  12. In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

    All details for the board game In Magnificent Style: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Perplexus

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East

    All details for the board game Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Castle Itter

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Thunderbolt Apache Leader

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  17. Hostage Negotiator

    All details for the board game Hostage Negotiator and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!25€ atAmazon.de
  18. Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

    All details for the board game Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Sherlock Holmes: Four Investigations" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  20. Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp

    All details for the board game Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Perplexus Epic

    All details for the board game Perplexus Epic and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  22. Field Commander: Napoleon

    All details for the board game Field Commander: Napoleon and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. Shephy

    All details for the board game Shephy and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Tears of a Goddess

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    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 - 130 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 7

    All details for the board game Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 7 and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  26. A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940

    All details for the board game A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940 and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Star Wars Death Star Perplexus

    All details for the board game Star Wars Death Star Perplexus and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 5

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    • Players1 Players
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  29. Mrs Thatcher's War: The Falklands, 1982

    All details for the board game Mrs Thatcher's War: The Falklands, 1982 and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime100 - 250 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 6

    All details for the board game Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 6 and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Age15+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de

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