Board games are a firm favourite for weekend or weekday game nights and although they are often enjoyed in a group setting, over the last year we’ve all adapted to the circumstances. Playing games over zoom or sites such as Board Game Arena and Tabletopia have been great outlets to keep the games going!
In this week’s blog, we wanted to highlight some of the brilliant board games you can play solo, or that work well for two players.
Bandido: 1-4 players
Bandido is a game where strategy and intuition catch the bad guy. Work as a team to connect tunnels to prevent the notorious criminal Bandido from escaping from his cell. The longer the tunnels get, the trickier it becomes!
This pocket game from Helvetiq is easy to play by yourself, all you need is a large table or floor space! You can also combine with Bandida, if you have enough floor space that is!
Metro X: 1-6 players
Mind the gap! Metro x by Gamewright is a flip and write board game that sees you designing your own routes for a transport system. Cross off stations on your map and make transfers but be careful not to leave routes incomplete! Race other players to complete routes, or ‘travel’ on your own.
This game is ‘on-track’ to be a top pick for games night.
Q bitz Solo: 1 player
This puzzle solving board game is brilliant as a solitaire challenge! Over 3 rounds, use the patterned cubes to complete puzzles pictured the Q-bitz challenge cards as fast as you can. How you play is your choice, you could even add in a timer if you are feeling extra brainy!
Q-bitz Solo from MindWare can also be combined with original Q-bitz to add an extra player.
Flash 8: 1-4 players
Get ready to DASH through the city! Flash 8 is speedy, dynamic, and blazing fun. Race against your opponents by sliding electron tokens around the city to replicate the combinations shown on the challenge card.
To play the solo version, you could add a timer and challenge yourself to see how many combinations you can create in a set limit.
Schotten Totten: 2 players
Grab your kilts and get ready for battle! This Scottish themed card game is all about defending and acquiring precious territory, by controlling or scattering stones. Schotten Totten from IELLO is an epic 2 player clash that is easily re-playable.
Only one thing matters – kill or be kilt! And if you like Schotten Totten, you’ll love Schotten Totten 2!
Okiya: 2 players
The sun rises over the garden in this beautiful geisha game. Your aim is to strategically arrange clan tokens to take control of the garden and win favour of the emperor. Show you have ultimate control by blocking your opponent from entering.
With stunning artwork, Okiya by Blue Orange is a charming, easy to pick up game.
Kompromat: 2 Players
In this new release from Helvetiq, you’re rival undercover spies. In the style of blackjack, complete missions and gain special skills as you try to become the most elusive spy. But be careful not to go over 21 or you will be spotted! Notoriety isn’t always a good thing.
Will you be the spy to emerge victorious?
Hopefully, we have inspired you for your next games night – let us know if any of these board games have made it to your tabletop!