Best Games To Play When You’re Alone


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Catan is a game of strategy and luck. While the rules are fairly simple, it can be difficult to get a grasp on them at first. You can play with 2-4 players, and your goal is to settle the island of Catan by building settlements, roads and cities. To win the game, you must either have the most settlements on your side of the board after 10 rounds (or first player finishes three consecutive rounds), or be in possession of 10 victory points (by having more than other players).

There are many variants available for this game including Seafarers which adds more ships along with pirates; Cities & Knights which adds knights; Explorers & Pirates which adds explorers; Traders & Barbarians where barbarians invade your territory instead of moving around; and Seafarers: Voyage To Catan where you travel around instead of settling on an island!

If you don’t want to sit down at a table with friends but would still like to play games like this one then there are also several versions available online through sites such as Boardgame Arena or Tabletopia which allow you access anywhere using just an internet connection

One Night Ultimate Werewolf

One Night Ultimate Werewolf is a game about lying, deception, and deduction. It’s also more accessible than some of the other options in this list.

  • You can play it with as many people as you want to: 2-10 players are recommended by the game’s rules, but I’ve found that smaller groups are much more fun. The more people there are playing, the harder it becomes for everyone to keep track of what’s going on (and thus making it harder for them to guess who’s lying).
  • You don’t need an internet connection or any additional equipment beyond cards—just some friends and a few minutes each round!
  • It’s perfect for anyone who likes being sneaky: One Night Ultimate Werewolf has an element of “Werewolf” in its title because players take turns being wolves trying to outwit human villagers during each round. The secret goal of these wolves is not only kill off all villagers but also convince them that they’re innocent humans themselves! This means there are plenty of opportunities throughout gameplay where sneaky players will lie their way through conversations with unsuspecting humans…or even try convincing others that they’re actually werewolves themselves! Playing as werewolves forces players into interesting situations where trust is often broken between strangers—it makes for good times either way!

Cards Against Humanity/Apples to Apples

Both of these games are great fun to play and are also good for getting people together who don’t usually play games. Cards Against Humanity is a party game that requires players to match up random cards with each other, while Apples to Apples is similar in that it’s a card game, but the only similarity between the two is the way they’re played.

Cards Against Humanity can be played alone or with a large group of friends—in fact, this game was created for just this purpose! If you like making dirty jokes as much as we do here at The Nostalgia Factory (and we’re guessing you do), then this is definitely an option for you. On top of that, if your friends aren’t into board games too much or can’t come over to hang out because they have kids/jobs/other commitments, Cards Against Humanity might be a good choice because it doesn’t require other people around in order to play!

You could also try playing Apples To Apples with your family members instead; many families already own one copy so why not get together around Christmas time when everyone’s back home from school/college? You’ll have tons of fun while making memories with those who matter most 🙂


Bananagrams is a word game where you race to build crosswords. It’s easy to learn and fun for all ages, so it makes a great game for the whole family. There’s no reading involved; just spelling, which means that even your kids can play! You can play with 2-8 people (or more if you have multiple sets of Bananagrams), and if someone gets stuck on their turn, another player can give them a hint by pointing out one letter at a time until they complete the word.

If you’re looking for something competitive that doesn’t require any reading or writing, this is an excellent choice!

7 Wonders

7 Wonders is a card game in which players take turns playing cards to build a wonder. Each wonder has a different value, and the player who has the most points at the end wins. The graphics are simple but well done, and there’s something satisfying about seeing your empire grow each round as you play more cards.

Candy Land

Candy Land is a simple game to play. The rules are easy to learn and it can be fun for all ages. It’s a great way to spend time with children or friends, as well as family members.

The gameplay consists of using dice to move around a board with different challenges along the way that you must complete in order to move on. For example, one challenge may require you to land on a color card that matches your character’s color (example: if your character has blue hair, then you need land on blue cards). If you do not complete the challenge correctly, then your turn will end and another player takes over.

When playing Candy Land alone, I recommend using two dice instead of one because rolling just one die might result in having your turn end too quickly—which isn’t fun when no one else is around!


Codenames is a lightweight, fun party game that’s easy to play. The goal of the game is for you and your teammates (up to 8 people) to guess which words are associated with your team’s spies.

The game is played on a grid of cards: each card has a word written across it in one of several rows. Some cards also have an image at the top—you can only find out what those words mean if you figure out where they’re located on the grid! Each player gets their own set of clues about what their team’s codenames might be: some players get clues about multiple words or phrases; others only get one clue at a time about just one word or phrase.


One of the most famous games to play on your own is Battleship, in which you try to sink ships by guessing where they are. You can play with friends or by yourself; there are even online versions of the game that allow people from around the world to play together.

If you’re playing with another person, each player will have a grid filled with squares and pieces known as “ships.” Each ship has five squares on it and each square is either “missed” or “hit.” Players take turns guessing where another player’s ships are located using coordinates like C5 or H-7—the first number represents column while second represents row (5th column, 7th row). You can also call out shapes if your opponent gives you clues: If they say “It’s shaped like an oval!” then you know something is on E2 or F3 because those ovals wrap around your board into B1/C2 columns and A3/B4 rows respectively).

Fun games can be played alone

Fun games can be played alone. You may be surprised to learn that many people have fun playing games by themselves. You can play a game on your mobile phone or computer, or you can also choose to play with other people.

There are all kinds of fun games out there for you to try, but it’s important to find one that works for you because if the game isn’t enjoyable then it will get boring fast!


For a game that’s only about 20 minutes long, the experience you get from it really does pack a punch. I hope this article helps you find some new games to play when you’re bored by yourself.

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