The 22 Best Single-Player Board Games To Play Solo in 2023


May 23, 2023

22. Pathfinder The Adventure Card Game

Players take on the roles of characters from the Pathfinder universe and work together to overcome challenges and complete quests.

21. Friday

Friday is a solo deck-building game where you play as Robinson Crusoe's companion, helping him survive on a deserted island. Your goal is to develop Robinson's skills and abilities.

20. Dinosaur Island

In Dinosaur Island, players create their own dinosaur-themed amusement parks, complete with custom-built attractions and genetically engineered dinosaurs.

19. Too Many Bones

Too Many Bones is a cooperative dice-building RPG where players control unique characters, each with their own set of custom dice and skill trees.

18. Aeon's End

Aeon's End is a cooperative deck-building game set in a post-apocalyptic world where players defend the last remnants of humanity from monstrous creatures called The Nameless.

17. Marvel Champions

Marvel Champions is a cooperative card game where players take on the roles of iconic Marvel superheroes, working together to thwart the schemes of infamous villains.

16. Under Falling Skies

Under Falling Skies is a solo game where you defend Earth from an alien invasion by managing a hidden underground base.

15. The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth

A coop adventure game set in the world of Tolkien's famous novels. You control iconic characters from the books and embark on a series of quests.

14. Pandemic

 By managing resources and coordinating actions, players must find cures for each disease before it's too late.

13. Cascadia

Cascadia is a tile-laying and token-drafting game where players create their own Pacific Northwest ecosystem

12. Dune: Imperium

Dune: Imperium combines deck-building and worker placement mechanics in a game set in the world of Frank Herbert's famous science fiction novel, Dune.

11. Nemesis

Nemesis is a semi-cooperative, survival horror game where players navigate a spaceship infested with deadly alien creatures.

10. Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island

Robinson Crusoe is a cooperative survival game where players work together to overcome the challenges of a deserted island. 

9. This War of Mine: The Board Game

This War of Mine is a cooperative game based on the critically acclaimed video game, where players control a group of civilians trying to survive in a war-torn city.

8. Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Players take on the roles of investigators trying to uncover the secrets behind supernatural events in the town of Arkham. 

7. Spirit Island

Spirit Island is a cooperative game where players take on the roles of powerful spirits defending their island from colonizers.

6. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective

By following leads, interviewing suspects, and piecing together clues, players attempt to solve each case as efficiently as possible.

5. Mage Knight

Mage Knight is a highly strategic and complex game that combines elements of deck-building, RPG, and exploration. Players control powerful Mage Knights, who embark on a quest to conquer the Atlantean Empire.

4. Scythe

Scythe is a strategic, alternate-history game set in a post-WWI world where players control factions vying for power and resources.

3. Terraforming Mars

Terraforming Mars is a strategic game where players take on the roles of corporations working together to make Mars habitable for human life.

2. Gloomhaven

Gloomhaven is a cooperative, campaign-driven dungeon crawler that offers a deep and immersive experience in a persistent and evolving world.

1. The 7th Continent

The 7th Continent is a cooperative exploration and survival game where players embark on a quest to lift a terrible curse that has befallen them.