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    Avatar photoMike

    In THIS topic, many people talk about solo games.

    Why do you play solo?

    Avatar photoAngel Barracks

    Convenience mostly.
    When the urge or as is most often, the time allows for a game.
    I am available.

    Avatar photoPaul

    Also convenience. Demanding job means that I spend as much of my free time with my family as possible, so I only really get a chance for a game at night when my son is asleep.

    Of course, when my son is a bit older, I will have a permanent opponent on standby 24/7.

    Those are brave men knocking at our door. Let's go kill them!

    Avatar photoMike Harrop

    I solo game because nobody in my area is interested in anything other than Games Workshop and X-Wing, I still play board games with a group but they have no interest in non GW sci-fi, WW2 or Cult TV gaming


    "This lighthouse is under attack, and by morning we may all be dead!" The 4th Doctor - Horror of Fang Rock

    Avatar photoA Lot of Gaul

    Convenience here, as well. Also, for me miniatures wargaming is as much about the spectacle as anything else, so I don’t mind at all if I have to stop mid-battle and resume at a later date and time.


    "Ventosa viri restabit." ~ Harry Field

    Avatar photoSteve Johnson

    Convenience here as well. My regular gaming chums all have family commitments, so it is hard for us to meet up.

    Avatar photoShaun Travers

    Another vote for convenience.  Not a lot of time outside the family and so I game here and there, often in 10-15 minute slots in the evening ans occasionally a month or two between them.  Hard to find an opponent that wants to play that way! I also play rules most others around here may not want to play.

    Avatar photoLando Calrissian

    Solo play means I get to win once in a while.

    Avatar photoEtranger

    Mostly convenience. Also trying out new rules or periods that noone else is interested in locally.

    Avatar photowillz

    Mines down to really bad personal hygiene, nobody will come near me.  Even though as an ex submariner I shower once a week, even if I am not that dirty.  But seriously sometimes my regular opponents are working different shifts and as Lando stated sometimes playing solo you get to win now and again.

    “No you don’t” “who said that” ahhhh! my solo opponent, the other side of me.  To much sea time…………..


    Avatar photoPiyan Glupak

    I live in Bulgaria, and there are not a huge number of wargamers here.

    Avatar photoRules Junkie Jim


    Other wargamers demand you put your clothes on.

    Avatar photoPatrice

    I play solo sometimes, to test some details of my skirmish rules.


    Avatar photoMr. Average

    I play solo when I feel like a game but don’t feel like finagling someone else into playing.  I happen to be very fortunate to belong to a club with a good gaming space and some very excellent friends as members, but sometimes I just want a quiet afternoon at home.  Also, I’m a storyteller at heart, and I tend to be more focused on the game’s narrative than the letter of the rules, or which side is winning, and opponents don’t always share that same view.

    Avatar photoCameronian

    Convenience and choice.  No family or friends in the slightest way interested in toy soldiers and as I play fast and loose with any and all rules, I couldn’t put up with the constant agro over said rules with a human opponent.

    'The time has come" The walrus said. "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings."

    Avatar photoirishserb

    I started playing solo a few years back, as my available gaming time became more rare, and made it harder to schedule with others for games.  Came to find that I really enjoy solo gaming.

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