There are times when you just miss the tactile nature of physically playing a game—the dealing of cards, the rolling of dice, the organising of your resource cubes. But how can you play board games by yourself, whether it’s because everyone is busy or you just want to eschew other human beings for a spell? Are you reduced to another stirring round of Solitaire? Will you bean-count as you shift those stones in Mancala? Fear not, intrepid adventure-seeker. A number of multiplayer board games have supplied rules for solo play, allowing you to embark on desktop expeditions with only yourself against the world. (more…)
An American specimen (subspecies: Michigander), now under research in the United Kingdom. Subject appears to sustain itself on video games and webcomics. Favourite flavours are fantasy and sci-fi, with a slice of life on the side.