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There's a bunch of geeklists about solitaire games around already, but none is strictly about solitaire WAR games. Since users more frequently specifically ask for recommendations of solitaire war games than solitaire games in general, and having responded to at least five of such prompts, I decided to create this geeklist. I hope it will serve as a reference. Expansions are included in the base game entry only when they have separate BGG entries.

How this list is ordered:

1) Boxed games. In chronological order, but games which use the same or similar systems are listed in sequence.

2) Magazine games. Ordered alphabetically and by publisher.

3) Print'n'Play games. Disorder.


Since I virtually have no experience with Print'n'Play or Magazine games, I only list them without providing comments. I would be glad, if another user with more experience in PnP or Mag games added more entries or singled out a particular game listing it as an separate entry, but unfortunately the best I can do to express my gratitude for this is by giving a single lousy thumb-up.
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Please also note that this list is strictly about war games which are primarily meant to be played solitaire. For example Up Front, although containing a few rules (or hints) on solitaire play, should not be on this list.

I also want to restrict this game on games about real or hypothetical wars (conflict simulations), so
please leave fantasy or science fiction games off this list!

I used this link as reference: http://alsandor.net/jeux/sololistrev1.html

Last update: August 29th 2009.

(I.e. update from me. Many thanks to all the people adding games!)
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201. Board Game: Castle Itter [Average Rating:8.11 Unranked]
David Thompson
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Cambridge
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This game was created for the 2015-16 Wargame Print and Play Contest. I just had a nice prototype made by the Gamecrafter so that I could pass it around and get local gamers to try it our and provide feedback.

In Castle Itter, you take control of a makeshift force that is defending a medieval castle, nestled in the Austrian countryside, from a Waffen-SS assault. The force consists of an American tank crew and infantrymen, Wehrmacht infantrymen, a former SS officer, French prisoners, and an Austrian resistance fighter.

Object of the Game
The goal of Castle Itter is to last until reinforcements from the 142nd Infantry Regiment arrive. In the game, this is represented by playing through a deck of SS cards.

Feedback and Playtesters
I'm looking for two things: feedback on the rules and people who are interested in serving as blind play testers.

Downloads
You can get all the files from my website.
But here are direct urls if you prefer:
Rules
Cards
Card Backs (single sheet)
Counters
Board (print at 36" x 18")
Defender Actions reference sheet
Defender Attributes reference sheet
SS Cards reference sheet
Defender reference cards (not needed for play)

Virtual Implementations of the game:
Tabletop Simulator Workshop
Note: Tabletop Simulator can be accessed on Steam and works on Windows, Mac, and SteamOS. However, it costs $20 (US). Occasionally it goes on sale. The Castle Itter workshop is free.
Zuntzu gamebox
Note: Zuntzu can be accessed here. It is free to use, but it only works on Windows.

Unboxing of the Gamecrafter prototype
I'm including this here in case you're interested in what the PnP components will look like (for the most part) when the game is built.


Video series
• Part 1: Introduction and Overview
• Part 2: Components
• Part 3: Counters and Line of Sight
• Part 4: Defender Actions
• Part 5: Actions - Attacking, Suppressing, Movement
• Part 6: Actions - Recover, Remove Suppression, Command, Escape
• Part 7: Defender Attributes: Low Morale, Wehrmacht Officer, Tank Crew, Reinforcement
• Part 8: SS Cards
• Part 9: SS Cards - Attack Defender, Attack Location
• Part 10: SS Cards - Placing SS Counters
• Part 11: SS Cards - Suppressing Defenders


The girls helping me setup:


The board:


Counters:

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202. Board Game: Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:4719]
Ron A
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Coronado
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In the same vein as Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid, this time the player takes a squadron of B-25s and prepares them to fly off of the USS Hornet to bomb Japan.

P500 status right now.
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203. Board Game: Raider 33: Pinguin [Average Rating:5.75 Unranked]
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Nice Solo Print-n-Play game.
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204. Board Game: Agricola, Master of Britain [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:4578]
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New game from a new publisher. I would like see a review or play through video to better grasp the play mechanics as they seem to be pretty novel and interesting.
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205. Board Game: Sans Alliés [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:5502]
Eric Miller
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Should be coming soon to retail. The KS packages are just now getting shipped.

This is a card-based, abstract game. NOT Sci-fi or fantasy! You use ships, tanks and planes to conquer the enemy territory. You seek to get to the top of the pyramid-shaped battlefield before the enemy develops their ultimate weapon.

PnP should still be available.
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206. Board Game: Kandahar: Special Forces in Afghanistan (Solitaire) [Average Rating:7.29 Unranked]
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207. Board Game: N: The Napoleonic Wars [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Shares system and designer with Don't Tread On Me: The American Revolution Solitaire Board Game.
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208. Board Game: Conflict of Heroes: Eastern Front – Solo Expansion [Average Rating:8.51 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.51 Unranked]
Kevin L. Kitchens
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Gainesville
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209. Board Game: Lock 'n Load Tactical: Solo [Average Rating:8.57 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.57 Unranked]
Kevin L. Kitchens
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210. Board Game: The Last Stand: Little Big Horn June 25, 1876 [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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Whitedog seems to filling the niche that VPG used to focus on, small, low complexity solitaire war games. This one seemed to drop off the radar with news that it was only going to be a computer game. But it's available now from Whitedog Publishing.
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211. Board Game: 1848-1849: Hungary Fights for Freedom [Average Rating:7.17 Unranked]
Carel Teijgeler
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Revolution year 1848
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212. Board Game: The First Crusade [Average Rating:6.89 Unranked]
Carel Teijgeler
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Strategy & Tactics 299, May 2016
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213. Board Game: Raid sur Bruneval 1942 [Average Rating:6.12 Unranked]
Carel Teijgeler
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Vae Victis #104.

First of a series on WW2 raids
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214. Board Game: Commando 4 en action: Dieppe 1942 [Average Rating:8.21 Unranked]
Carel Teijgeler
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Vae Victis #131

Second in the series
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215. Board Game: Outside the Scope of BGG [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:2476]
Carel Teijgeler
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L'Été des Boxers Vae Victis #136

On the Boxer Rebellion in Peking 1900 (55 Days at Peking)
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216. Board Game: Comanchería: The Rise and Fall of the Comanche Empire [Average Rating:8.14 Overall Rank:2034]
Eric Walters
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Chesterfield
Virginia
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Joel Toppen follows up his amazing solitaire game, Navajo Wars with this one, which many think is even better. There is nothing else like it.
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217. Board Game: Merrill's Marauders: Commandos in Burma 1943-1944 [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
Matthew Galer
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Atlanta
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part of Decision Games Commando Series
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