Sans Alliés is a solo wargame. You’re the commander of the good guys in a war against an evil enemy that’s trying to build their ultimate weapon. The race is on to topple their regime before they wipe you out.
I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy solo games. There’s just something about a tactile, mentally challenging experience which video games or TV cannot provide. I’ve always felt like I alone in SA but recently I’ve been finding more and more solo players; the local stock of Friday sold out before I could even get a copy!. So I thought I’d put together a bit of a guide for solo gamers.
It was a Friday night, Pria was cramming for her Strategic Management exam on Saturday. The kids were also studying, their exams were starting the following Monday. My study had flooded on Thursday night and everything was in a bit of a state so I could not finish the models I was working on. I did the next best thing, play some board games.
Scythe (pronounced “scy” the “the” is silent) is a farming tool that was never really popular in South Africa. We always had the Panga. It’s also a weapon, we have no shortage of those (see Panga). In this instance it’s a board game about farming and fighting, only your scythes are actually giant steam punk styled mecha from the 1920’s.
This past year (and a bit) I’ve been running this blog as a kind of self help to get over the fact that life gets in the way of living and to do more of the things that I love. In this case it’s playing games. Not digital games but table top games. In that regard it’s been a huge success. I’ve got a South African board games distributor sending me games to review. I have 3 semi regular games nights per week and I’ve found a love of playing games by myself.