Arven SGOYT Entries

User Entries by Month

September 2020
[BGG] Tiny Towns (2019) 2020-09-10 Tiny Towns in solo mode is really growing on me! [SGOYT]
[BGG] Food Chain Magnate (2015) 2020-09-08 FCM is not solo-friendly at first glance, but to learn it goal-based solo play or playing two-handed might be fun. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective (1982) Thumbs Up! 2020-09-08 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Obsession (2018) 2020-09-05 This is a very lovely game that I am very happy to ahve kickstarted. The components are impeccable and transport the theme in droves. [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 4

August 2020
[BGG] Tiny Towns (2019) 2020-08-24 Tiny Towns is a very nice game that will have a good chance to get on the table for a quick, not too hard and very much fun game session. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Warfighter: The WWII Pacific Combat Card Game (2019) 2020-08-23 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Commands & Colors: Ancients (2006) 2020-08-15 C&C really has nice game pieces - the wooden block deliver a great haptic experience. The game itself feels a bit like an extension of chess (a few generations removed), which is not a bad thing. Sol… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Comanchería: The Comanche Empire (1700-1875) (2016) Thumbs Up! 2020-08-12 Especially in conjunction with one of the books recommended in the games rules, Comanchería is a great experience! [SGOYT]
[BGG] D-Day Dice: 2nd Edition (2019) 2020-08-11 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Time of Crisis (2017) 2020-08-11 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Tramways Engineer's Workbook (2018) 2020-08-11 [SGOYT]
[BGG] The First Jihad: The Rise of Islam 632-750 (2020) 2020-08-10 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 8

July 2020
[BGG] D-Day Dice (2012) Thumbs Up! 2020-08-11 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Ganz schön clever (2018) 2020-08-11 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Marvel Champions: The Card Game (2019) 2020-07-12 Even not being a Marvel fan this game is an excellent solo/coop game. Of course more cards are necessary and something like a campaign mode would be nice (incoming in the fall). For now the worst pro… [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 3

June 2020
[BGG] Tramways Engineer's Workbook (2018) 2020-07-02 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 1

May 2020
[BGG] The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 (2013) 2020-05-12 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 1

April 2020
[BGG] Tank Duel: Enemy in the Crosshairs (2019) 2020-04-30 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dark Force Incursion (2020) 2020-04-30 A rather simple roll & write, which will hopefully hold up well to more advanced rules and maps [SGOYT]
[BGG] Architects of the West Kingdom (2018) Thumbs Up! 2020-04-30 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Kaosball: Team – Port Royale Pirates (2014) 2020-04-29 Kaosball is not easy to play as a solitaire game - drawing one of four cards for the defending contestant works okay, but not great [SGOYT]
[BGG] Kaosball: The Fantasy Sport of Total Domination (2014) 2020-04-23 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game (2017) 2020-04-19 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Too Many Bones: Ghillie (2017) 2020-04-19 Too Many Bones scores with excellent production values and very different characters, while moving gameplay along at an adequate pace. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Warfighter: The WWII Pacific Combat Card Game (2019) 2020-04-12 Warfighter Pacific is a fun game, but with a host of new keywords and all those KS cards setting up takes more than half the time. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Wing Leader: Supremacy 1943-1945 (2016) 2020-04-11 Interesting air battle game that in its core is easy enough to learn - if only the rules and player aid cards would help you with that by somehow marking the rules/modifiers you don't need at start. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Too Many Bones (2017) Thumbs Up! 2020-04-07 [SGOYT]
[BGG] The Pursuit of Happiness (2015) Thumbs Up! 2020-04-07 Excellent light worked placement game with a strong theme, that my family enjoys. [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 11

March 2020
[BGG] Coldwater Crown (2017) 2020-03-31 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Ganz schön clever (2018) 2020-03-29 A great and very quick filler game. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Space Infantry: Resurgence (2019) 2020-03-29 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Everdell (2018) Thumbs Up! 2020-03-29 This is a mouth-wateringly beautiful game - cute enough to draw the whole family in. Eventually. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Deep Madness (2018) 2020-03-19 Intriguing game with a gritty Lovecraftian them, two steps up from Zombicide. Cannot imagine it plays well with more than three players, unless they have a great attention span. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Street Masters: Rise of the Kingdom (2018) Thumbs Up! 2020-03-17 [SGOYT]
[BGG] World At War 85: Storming the Gap (2019) 2020-03-16 Nice graphics for a war game a learning curve that can be handled (if you read the rules while really awake) and a Kickstarter that had sooo much excellent additional content. Works well two-handed p… [SGOYT]
[BGG] World At War 85: Storming the Gap (2019) 2020-03-11 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 (2018) 2020-03-08 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 9

February 2020
[BGG] RAF: The Battle of Britain 1940 (2009) Thumbs Up! 2020-02-14 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 1

January 2020
[BGG] Gloomhaven (2017) 2020-01-17 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 1

December 2019
[BGG] Roll Player (2016) 2019-12-31 The monthly challenges are a great way to play Roll Player. It's always a fun little diversion. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Wingspan (2019) Thumbs Up! 2019-12-31 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Ganz schön clever (2018) 2019-12-29 Ganz schön clever is a great and very quick game for solo and multiplayer use. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 (2015) 2019-12-29 Another game with a punishing time limit enforced through the draw deck, just like Gloomhaven. Worked well for three-handed play. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Gloomhaven (2017) 2019-12-28 Gloomhaven is great and I look forward to more adventures, but with two characters it is of punishing difficulty. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Thunderbolt Apache Leader (2012) 2019-12-27 TAL might have a great solo rule set, but after loving Corsair Leader so much, it very much feels limited in scope. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Palm Island (2018) 2019-12-27 [SGOYT]
[BGG] XenoShyft: Onslaught (2015) 2019-12-24 Decent coop deckbuilder, but it feels much more like 2015 Dominion rather than a true novelty. I do appreciate it's coop all the way. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Terraforming Mars (2016) Thumbs Up! 2019-12-20 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale (2019) 2019-12-19 Cartographers feels a bit like a fantasy Tetris and not being artistically inclined I tend to fudge on the cartography in favor of speed. Fun little diversion, although scoring is a little bit too mu… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Aeon's End (2016) 2019-12-19 Even the base game works really well playing two-handed. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Maquis (2013) Thumbs Up! 2019-12-17 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Welcome To... (2018) 2019-12-15 Welcome To... is a very nice quick diversion, even with the true solo rules. The German language rulebook is one of the worst I have seen in a while, though. Some sentences simply are not comprehensi… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Architects of the West Kingdom (2018) Thumbs Up! 2019-12-14 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Agricola, Master of Britain (2016) 2019-12-12 Conquest of Britain postponed. The game feels self-made, like all Hollandspiele games I have seen so far. Would much prefer the main game board to be mounted. The solo game itself seems intriguing, t… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 (2018) 2019-12-01 The Vassal version is a great supplement to the tabletop version of NFA. Even with a double monitor setup I like to keep the prined cards handy along with the manual. So many details... [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 16

November 2019
[BGG] Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 (2018) 2019-11-30 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zombicide: Invader (2019) 2019-11-29 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Street Masters: Rise of the Kingdom (2018) Thumbs Up! 2019-11-22 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Palm Island (2018) 2019-11-05 Definitely a great game to take with you when traveling (and not counting on having a table to use). [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 4

October 2019
[BGG] Welcome To... (2018) 2019-10-24 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Statis Pro Basketball (1972) 2019-10-12 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Aeon's End: War Eternal (2017) 2019-10-11 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dungeon Alliance (2018) 2019-10-10 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Maquis (2013) Thumbs Up! 2019-10-09 Maquis is a lot smaller than I thought, and plays very quickly while still asking you to think. After first play I'd recommend it - especially for the travelling solitaire gamer! [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition): Expansion Pack #2 – New Player Blues Expansion (2019) 2019-10-06 When playing Dawn of the Zeds on the blue or green levels, the expansion kit #2 is essential in order to mix the event cards up a bit, keeping you guessing. Great game! [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 6

September 2019
[BGG] Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition) (2016) 2019-10-04 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Warfighter: The WWII Tactical Combat Card Game (2016) Thumbs Up! 2019-09-24 Warfighter WW2 lacks the equipment choices you get for the modern era. You need to offset this with skills (which you don't get, if you begin a campaign) and a higher number of Squad Soldiers. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Aeon's End: War Eternal (2017) 2019-09-21 So far War Eternal plays exactly like Aeon's End, which doesn't have to be a bad thing. Future encounters will tell the true story. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Villagers (2019) 2019-09-19 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Aeon's End (2016) 2019-09-18 Aeon's End is a fantastic deckbuilder. The mechanics are simple enough to get back into the rules quickly, and I love the fact that you don't shuffle the deck - saves time as well as wear and tear on… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 (2018) 2019-09-18 Fun game, but it always feels as if I could rearrange the charts in a more streamlined way to make those uneventful mission run smoother and quicker. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zombicide: Invader (2019) 2019-09-17 Still consider Invader the best of the Zombicide breed. When it appears to get too easy, add some of the extra abominations and creeps to it or mix up your heroes. [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 7

August 2019
[BGG] Pacific Tide: The United States Versus Japan, 1941-45 (2019) 2019-09-03 Promises to be a decent diversion, even though production values are not top notch (I would have prefered to have a mounted board, for once) [SGOYT]
[BGG] Roll Player (2016) 2019-08-25 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zombicide: Invader (2019) 2019-08-18 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 (2018) 2019-08-11 Nightfighter Ace at this point is my favorite "QotS-like" game and the Vassal version minimizes the setup time to make a "quick 5 minute mission" game, rather than breaking out the box. Both are abso… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zombicide: Invader (2019) 2019-08-11 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 5

July 2019
[BGG] Churchill (2015) Thumbs Up! 2019-08-11 [SGOYT]
[BGG] D-Day at Peleliu (2015) 2019-08-11 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Burgle Bros. (2015) Thumbs Up! 2019-08-11 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 3

June 2019
[BGG] Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 (2018) 2019-06-22 Excellent solo game in the vein of the B-17 QotS/Target for Today types of games, but with many more decision points. Using cards instead of rolling on tables for combat makes it much more fluid. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Gloom of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game (2017) 2019-06-22 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Ganz schön clever (2018) 2019-06-05 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 3

May 2019
[BGG] Fleet: The Dice Game (2018) 2019-06-01 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Ganz schön clever (2018) 2019-05-28 It's always fun, even if it only takes minutes to play. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition): Expansion Pack #2 – New Player Blues Expansion (2019) 2019-05-19 The second expansion is a boon to the early stages of the game, making the game much less predictable on the Outbreak! level. After three games my rating of 10 still stands. This is an truly excellen… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition): Expansion Pack #1 – Stepping Forward (2019) 2019-05-16 The Outbreak! difficulty level adds some excellent new concepts to the game and it still remains fun and fresh! [SGOYT]
[BGG] Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition) (2016) 2019-05-11 This is a great game, with beautiful cardboard components and a great way to ease players into the game. So far the best I have seen from VPG and replaces Zulus on the Ramparts as my favorite State o… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Warfighter: The WWII Pacific Combat Card Game (2019) 2019-05-11 Warfighter Pacific is a great solo game, but due to the many keywords and the slow slugging in the Pacific not for beginning players. Warfighter via TTS still is the best choice there. [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 6

April 2019
[BGG] Warfighter: The WWII Pacific Combat Card Game (2019) 2019-04-28 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Skies Above the Reich (2018) 2019-04-26 Skies above the Reich is a beautiful and engaging solo war game. It is still a GMT game and not simple, despite the very user-friendly rules book. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Heroes of Terrinoth (2018) 2019-04-22 A very decent medium-complexity fantasy coop/solo that you can play well with your medium-sized children. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Roll Player (2016) 2019-04-22 Roll Player is a quick and fun fantasy Roll & Keep romp. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Four Against Darkness (2016) 2019-04-21 4AD is light dungeondelving fun, but would profit from an index. Based on a d6 the encounter tables feel pretty limited after a while (the 2d6 ones are okay). A good traveling game? [SGOYT]
[BGG] NATO Air Commander (2018) 2019-04-21 NATO Air Commander makes me appreciate GMT's great production values all the more. The game itself looks to be hard to win, but captures the theme very well. Looking forward to my next try. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Ottoman Sunset (2010) Thumbs Up! 2019-04-14 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Tiny Epic Defenders (Second Edition) (2018) 2019-04-14 About as perfect as it gets for taking along on a vacation or business trip to play in the hotel in the evening. Excellent components and just enough rules to give you a good half hour of game time. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Nightfighter Ace: Air Defense Over Germany, 1943-44 (2018) 2019-04-10 Nightfighter ACE is a fun game that expand on the The Hunters submarine mechanics for air-to-air battles. You still have a lot of inbuilt random frustrations and for the price I would have expected o… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Lock 'n Load Tactical: Heroes of the Nam (2015) 2019-04-05 Basic squads in LnL Tactical can't hit the door of a barn right in front of them, good leaders and support weapons are as essential, otherwise you have to bunch them up to support each other. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Lock 'n Load Tactical: Heroes Against the Red Star (2017) 2019-04-05 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Tears of a Goddess (2015) 2019-04-04 I like the idea of a "your own adventure comic book", but this one feels a bit too simple. I'll be back for a second try, but only after I have a look at some of the others. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Too Many Bones (2017) Thumbs Up! 2019-04-02 Boomer is fun, but a bit too straight forward as a ranged damage dealer and lacking in defensive abilities to be a long-term option for solo play. Combined with a support character he likely is a goo… [SGOYT]
[BGG] Legacy of Dragonholt (2017) 2019-04-01 If you are in the mood for high complexity, don't play this one. But if you just want to experience an RPG-like story in your mind, with a hot brew by your side to slow down things for an hour or two… [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 14

March 2019
[BGG] Too Many Bones: Gasket (2018) 2019-03-28 Gasket appears to be Mulmesh's natural nemesis. In any case it's a great addition to the game, not too hard to play and with great tools for solo play. Definitely recommended. #robocop [SGOYT]
[BGG] Talon (2016) 2019-03-23 You really, really don't want to pass the bow of a fully charged anti-matter equipped Terran heavy cruiser. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Too Many Bones: Ghillie (2017) 2019-03-23 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Too Many Bones (2017) Thumbs Up! 2019-03-22 You don't win TMB without having a strategy. It's a great solo game that will engage you with its choices and make you have to learn the right moves. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Mike Force (2018) 2019-03-22 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Too Many Bones: Undertow (2018) 2019-03-20 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up! 2019-03-19 Zulus is a great solo game that plays quick, has great quality components and oozes with atmosphere. I love it. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Legion of Honor (2014) 2019-03-11 :thumbsup: Even setting up the excitement is already there, even though I don't expect a lot of serious decision-making. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Aeon's End (2016) 2019-03-10 Having fun losing a game tells you it's a pretty fun game, right? [SGOYT]
[BGG] V-Commandos (2016) Thumbs Up! 2019-03-09 V-Commandos is excellent for solo play - the rules really fall into place after a few plays and it is very pleasant to look at. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Aeon's End: Legacy (2019) 2019-03-08 The Legacy game is a lot of fun and makes you wonder what the end game is going to be [SGOYT]
[BGG] Ganz schön clever (2018) 2019-03-08 if you even moderately like Yahtzee, you will love this [SGOYT]
[BGG] Commands & Colors: Ancients (2006) 2019-03-07 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Spirit Island (2017) 2019-03-07 Even with only a bare-thread rules knowledge the game is very much fun. Now to play it properly and turn it into the challenge it is supposed to be... [SGOYT]
[BGG] Hostage Negotiator (2015) Thumbs Up! 2019-03-04 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 15

February 2019
[BGG] Gato Leader (2016) 2019-02-27 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Mound Builders (2014) Thumbs Up! 2019-02-26 The key to this State of Siege game is building up a stable economy to give you enough actions and keep the Northern tribes at bay. A good game, if you literally don't mind to get your hands dirty. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Healthy Heart Hospital (2015) 2019-02-26 I really want to like this game, but the cube pull mechanism feels a bit clunky and drawing black cubes is outright frustrating at times. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid (2017) 2019-02-25 Easy enough playable wargame, but needs some warming up to. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Roll Player (2016) 2019-02-23 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Arkham Horror: The Card Game (2016) 2019-02-21 Arkham Horror takes a while to get into, but is rewarding with a good AI narrative system. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game (2014) Thumbs Up! 2019-02-20 It's always fun to fight against aliens, but the shuffling is not fun anymore. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Talon (2016) 2019-02-20 Talon is not immediately as accessible as I'd like, but you can quickly get over that hump by just playing a little scenario. Then the potential for a brilliant game becomes evident. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Ganz schön clever (2018) 2019-02-18 Ganz schön clever lives up to its name and takes some sort of Yahtzee idee to the power of three. Something to enjoy for a quick solo game, but I can also see playing this with the entire family. [SGOYT]
[BGG] Aeon's End: Legacy (2019) 2019-02-17 Aeon's End Legacy works really well as an introduction into the game. I love it. [SGOYT]
[BGG] 13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis (2016) 2019-02-15 [SGOYT]
[BGG] V-Commandos (2016) Thumbs Up! 2019-02-14 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Flash Point: Fire Rescue (2011) Thumbs Up! 2019-02-10 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up! 2019-02-09 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Too Many Bones: Tink (2017) 2019-02-07 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Corsair Leader (2005) 2019-02-06 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Too Many Bones: Undertow (2018) 2019-02-04 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 17

January 2019
[BGG] SpaceCorp (2018) 2019-01-28 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Roll Player (2016) 2019-01-20 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Roll Player (2016) 2019-01-20 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 3

November 2018
[BGG] Corsair Leader (2005) 2018-11-20 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Corsair Leader: Aces Expansion Pack (2018) 2018-11-04 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Roll Player (2016) 2018-11-02 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 3

October 2018
[BGG] The Hunters: German U-Boats at War, 1939-43 (2013) 2018-10-31 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game (2014) Thumbs Up! 2018-10-20 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 2

September 2018
[BGG] Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up! 2018-09-12 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Zulus on the Ramparts! (2009) Thumbs Up! 2018-09-08 [SGOYT]
[BGG] MBT (2016) 2018-09-02 [SGOYT]
[BGG] Leaving Earth (2015) Thumbs Up! 2018-09-01 [SGOYT]
Entries for the month: 4