Three Over the Top
The 2019 People’s Choice Top 200 Solo Games have been revealed this week. My friends Athena and JW of Solitaire Times have joined me for a trinational rant about breaking the plastic budget, the pirate scare and hobbits.
I’ve always found the prospect of making top lists daunting – until two things happened almost simultaneously; I found the Ranking Engine, which made the process easier, and the hardworking kerskine started accepting submissions for the annual People’s Choice Top 200 Solo Games which motivated me to make my own list.
Arkham Horror, Chainsaw Warrior and Runebound have some things in common. They are out of print. They are ripe with randomness. They are clonky and prone to house-ruling. Most importantly, they’ve been on my table a lot lately. Now I’m reviewing all three of them at the same time.
I’ve been coming up with excuse after excuse to postpone writing about the third edition of Dawn of the Zeds. I’ve told myself that there’s a lot more to explore, that I haven’t even read all the rules, that I haven’t played on all difficulty levels yet, that I’m not prepared to share my opinion yet. On top of that I simply wanted to play the game more, more, more! I’ve been hit by Z.E.D., the Zombie Epidemic Disease…