Best 1 Player Board Games (Medium Complexity)

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⭐️ Top Picks

These are the games that we feel are the best options in this category, and that we have in our own collections to fill this niche.

Final Girl


Release Year: 2021 Complexity: Medium

  👥  1 Player

  ⏰  20-40 min

  💸 ~$40*

  🔗  Buy

*Core box is not playable by itself; at least one feature film must be purchased to play.

Summary: You alone must survive and defeat the horror movie killer.

You Might Like If… you enjoy highly thematic experiences, don’t mind randomness, and want a horror-themed solo-only game that has tons of variety as you buy more feature films as any of the killers and locations can be mixed and matched.

Under Falling Skies


Release Year: 2020 Complexity: Medium

  👥  1 Players

  ⏰  30-60 min

  💸 ~$30

  🔗  Buy

Summary: Strategically allocate your dice as you alone command the forces of a city holding off invading aliens.

You Might Like If… you enjoy puzzles and worker placement and want a solo game filled with tough decisions and an opposition whose behavior is predictable and controlled by your own actions.

👍 Honorable Mentions

While these games missed the cut for our top recommendations in this category, we still think they would be great options for a lot of people.

Aeon’s End


Release Year: 2016 Complexity: Medium

  👥  1-4 Players

  ⏰  60-120 min

  💸 ~$60

  🔗  Buy

Summary: Control mages defending humanity’s last city, harnessing alien powers to destroy monstrosities.

You Might Like If… you enjoy deck-building games and want a cooperative experience with a lot of variety and some unique spins on the genre.

 👀 Worth a Look

These are games that we have not had the chance to try ourselves, but that we believe could be a good fit based on our research.



Release Year: 2021 Complexity: Medium

  👥  1-4 Players

  ⏰  10-20 min

  💸 ~$35

  🔗  Buy

Summary: Control space heroines defending earth as you clear bullets by forming patterns and triggering special abilities.

You Might Like If… you enjoy spatial puzzles and finding patterns and want a quick and unique real-time game with a dose of push-your-luck as you draw more bullets from your bag.

Heat: Pedal to the Metal


Release Year: 2022 Complexity: Medium

  👥  1-6 Players

  ⏰  30-60 min

  💸 ~$70

  🔗  Buy

Summary: Manage your car’s speed to prevent overheating as you push to win the race.

You Might Like If… you want an easy-to-learn racing game that plays well across a wide range of player counts and has a really elegant deck-building system that is simple but full of interesting decisions.