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September 19, 2020: COVIDing Alone? Time To Try Some Solo Games!

Like many people out there, I live alone. I haven't had an actual in-person tabletop game in almost six months, and it's driving me a bit bonkers. (Ask my coworkers.) I've played some digital games but I'm one of the people who really prefer to be sitting at a table with iced tea and some chips and salsa to munch on with my friends.

What's keeping me sane, or what passes for it when you write Munchkin for a living, is solo gaming. I'm especially fond of a sort of half combat game, half puzzle from Renegade called Proving Grounds. Designed by Kane Klenko, also known for FUSE and Flatline (both of which have solo rules as part of their frustrating and delightful gameplay), it's a great little mind bender that doesn't take too long and challenges you with variant scenarios once the base game is too easy for you. I backed Renegade's Kickstarter for their second solo game, Warp's Edge by . . . [more]

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