Solitaire Games on Your Table - April 2020
Solitaire Games on Your Table
The Home of “Together, We Game Alone”
Welcome to another month of solo gaming. So good to see you here! This is the 1 Player Guild's Solitaire Games on Your Table (SGOYT) geeklist for April. Please share what is on your table this month, or give some feedback and comments on others' plays.Guidelines
Play a solo game, a solo variant, or a multiplayer game solo.
Add an entry to this GeekList and tell us about it. Get the most out of the SGOYT Aggregator by using at least one of the following tags:
Add the <summary></summary> tag to include a short overview. All summaries are recorded, as on my user overview page.
Add the <rating></rating> tag to rate a game on a scale of 0.5 to 5.0. Only the most recent rating for a game is recorded, as on my ratings page.
Be nice and have fun!
See something you like? Give it a thumb.
See something interesting? Tell them so in a comment.
See something amazing? Hand out some
It's extremely helpful (but not mandatory) to include some , describing the pros and cons of the game you played. They're great visual aids to summarize your post.
Need a little help with formatting? Check out the Forum Formatting Guide and Tricks of the Geek.About me
My name is Theo Peters and I live just outside of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. I've been an elementary school teacher for 9 years (currently teaching grade four) and have also been married to my beautiful wife Sharayah for 9 years. We have two daughters: Ardyn (6) and Winnie (4). For my birthday last year, my wife dressed them up like hobbits and took pictures of them. I have a copy of these on my desk at school and a giant version framed on the wall of my board game nook.
Growing up my family was always into games: Cranium, Risk, Home Alone, Monopoly (many boards were flipped), and eventually Settlers of Catan. As a young newlywed couple we discovered Bohnanza with our friends. It was in March of 2015, however, when this occasional pastime became a straight up, borderline-obsessive hobby.
What was the game that flipped the switch for me? Gears of War: The Board Game. I picked it up for half price right before it went out of print. This game had everything I wanted. It was cooperative so it didn't cause me to flip the table on anyone and I could play it solo so I didn't need video games anymore. From there my love grew, particularly for cooperative and solo games.
Currently, I am trying to play as many solo games as possible while also designing my own game and posting on my (mostly solo related) board game blog, Crashin' the Boards. I have a really great friend group and support system in the physical world, but I love the connections I've made in the digital world of the 1 Player Guild. You are all so kind, helpful, and hilarious. I regularly show my wife jokes/memes/things I've seen on here (which she mostly doesn't get, but she thinks you're great too).This month's theme:Rebirth
April happens to my birth-day (34 this year), but instead of focusing on that, I wanted to focus on the theme of re-birth during this season. Spring is all about rebirth: Easter, flowers, baby animals, and a young man's fancy turns to...well, you get the idea.
So this month, tell me about YOUR rebirth. When were you baptized into the board gaming hobby? What was the game that caused you to dive into solo gaming? Tell us about it! Better yet, pull that game out and give it a play! Anyone who shares their story of rebirth will get a geekgold tip from yours truly.
If your part of the world is anything like mine right now, there might be a lot more time for solo gaming. I'm teaching from home right now and my grade one daughter is home as well. Obviously the whole COVID-19 thing is the elephant in the room and there are many ramifications for people and their families, but let's try and make this a place where we can take a break from all of that and enjoy ourselves. That being said, the 1PG is a great place to share your feelings and struggles. Reach out if you need to.Stay healthy and happy gaming!
Upcoming SGOYT HostsMayJuneJulyJason MooreGermany
Baden-Württemberg"Playin' solitaire 'til dawn, with a deck of fifty-one."
Interested in hosting a future month's list? Find out more in the first post of this thread and send a GeekMail to Ryanmobile to volunteer.SGOYT Resources
1 Player Guild - The home base for everything related to solo games
Sock Puppet of the Week Subscription - 1 Player Guild Sock Puppet of the Week: get to know guild members [subscription thread]
SGOYT Monthly GeekList Subscription - SGOYT Geeklists [subscription thread]
SGOYT QuickLinks - A collection of links to every SGOYT GeekList
SGOYT Aggregator - A site to find session reports, game and user data from every SGOYT list
SGOYT Made Me Buy This - A list to both thank and jokingly blame SGOYT posters for purchases
1 Player Guild / SGOYT 2020 Solitaire Goals - A place to set and track personal solo game goals for 2020
2020 Solo Challenges Geeklist - A subscription list of every past and current 2020 solo challenge for specific games
MetaList for GeekList Challenges - Gaming challenges and goals for this year or even more long term
2019 People's Choice Top 200 Solo Games - An extensive list of the top 100 solo games as voted by solo gamers
The Consolidated Top 250 Solo Games 2014 - 2019 - Ranking the solo games of all People's Choice yearly lists so far
Solo Gaming Awards - A list of links to various 1 Player Guild and solo game awards
Solitaire Recommendations for Your Table - A list of solo recommendations broken down by genre
1 Player Guild Trading Post - A place to buy, sell, and trade games with members of the 1 Player Guild
The Solo Games Chain of Generosity - A place to pay it forward with other members of the 1 Player Guild
Solitaire Games - Fair Trade It Forward 2 - A place to pay it forward with solo games
1 Player Guild Hot Deals Thread - A listing of current deals and discounts on solo games
1 Player Guild Auction Watch - A thread with links to BGG auctions for rare and hard-to-find games
Solitaire Resources - A list of additional resources for solo gamers
- [+] Dice rolls