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 October 20, 2021. We compared 213 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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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Friday

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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

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    • 1 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de
  4. Four Against Darkness

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    • 1 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  5. Perplexus

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    🔥 Deal: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  6. Hostage Negotiator: Crime Wave

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    • 1 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Amerika Bomber: Evil Queen of the Skies

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    • 1 Players
    • 10 - 480 Minutes
    • 18+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. 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
  9. Tears of a Goddess

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 - 130 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Hostage Negotiator

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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

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    • 1 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Israeli Air Force Leader

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Ottoman Sunset: The Great War in the Near East

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Castle Itter

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    • 1 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp

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    • 1 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Elevenses for One

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    • 1 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Interceptor Ace: Daylight Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44

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    • 1 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Justice League: Hero Dice – Superman

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    • 1 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Perplexus Epic

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Phantom Leader Deluxe

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    • 1 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Star Wars Death Star Perplexus

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    • 1 Players
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery

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    • 1 Players
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Perplexus Rookie

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    • 1 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  25. Hornet Leader: Carrier Air Operations

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 1

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    • 1 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 15+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. A Spoiled Victory: Dunkirk 1940

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    • 1 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • Easy to learn
  28. Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 5

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    • 1 Players
    • 15+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Field Commander: Napoleon

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    • 1 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 7

    All details for the board game Hostage Negotiator: Abductor Pack 7 and similar games
    • 1 Players
    • 15+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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