This week, my friend Jacob Coon decided to have a SoloCon! What is SoloCon? It’s where gamers join together worldwide playing solo games. You heard that right. No, we don’t meet at a location and ignore everyone else to play solo games. We are playing at home, at work, on trains, etc. SoloCon isn’t a location, but it’s a time where gamers show their love of solo games by playing them and posting about them on social media! Much like GenCant, it’s a digital phenomenon that has spread quickly among the gaming community.
It truly shows how far solo games have gone in the past year or so. Before, most would scoff at the idea of people showing their solo game collection. But now, it’s something people are excited about and wanting to participate in.
As an avid solo gamer myself, I decided to join in this week as much as I could. So far, I’ve played Harbour, Dungeon Roll, Flip City, Suburbia, Friday, and Star Realms. I’m hoping to get a few more games in today or tomorrow, if I can. It’s quite fun seeing all these different games that can be played solo, through an official solo variant or a fan made one. Most of my solo games are not solo playable only, but some of them are. I’m really happy that more designers are making their games with solo players in mind.
There’s still a couple more days of SoloCon left, so if you want to join in, use the hashtag #SoloCon on Twitter or Instagram if you want to show off what solo games you are playing!