After taking November off from solo gaming (all board gaming in general really), I'm back participating in another solo board gaming challenge. The 1 Player Guild is hosting Deep Dive December where players pledge to play a single game throughout the month in an effort to really experience what that game has to offer. Each pledge is somewhat linked to the complexity of the game, the more complex the game the fewer the plays. Some might play their selection everyday if it's light and quick to play. Others, like myself, pledged to play theirs between 10 and 15 times because the game is more complex and therefore takes longer to play.
I add an extra layer to my challenge by picking a game I have never played before. So pledged to both learn the game and play it 12 times before the end of the month. I figured this challenge would be the perfect way to experience the game and after 12 plays I'll really know if it's for me or not. There is a chance I don't like it after a few plays, but I did my research and have wanted this game for while so I doubt that will be the case.
So what game am I playing? Drum roll please...
Lost Ruins of Arnak is a deck building and worker placement game for 1-4 players. In the solo version of the game, you're competing against an AI opponent that's trying to out score you as you both lead an expedition to explore the island, find lost artifacts, and face fearsome guardians, all in a quest to learn the island's secrets.
At the end of the month, I'll write a review of the game and reaction to participating in the challenge. If you would like to join us by doing your own deep dive, please consider making an entry on the challenge's geeklist.