|Sweet solo goodness|
I recently treated myself to Elder sign and Gears of war from Fantasy flight games. Gears of war looks really cool... A card and dice driven co-op/solo battle game... But I think I'd like to paint the (excellent) figures up before I play that.. So Elder sign it was.
Elder sign is also a co-op/solo game, played with custom dice and a variety of cards. I'm too tired to fully explain it after battling Cthulhu (where I got sidetracked and lost my place so started again) and Yig (Who tore Dexter Drake, magician, apart).
But once you get the hang of it, it's a very suspenseful game of resource management and nail-biting rolls of dice. Can you collect enough Elder signs to seal away the evil and win? Or will the Doom track fill up and the Elder God be summoned into the world? (Yes, says Dexter Drake) Either way it's a ton of Lovecraftian fun.. And pretty reasonably priced at around £25 as it has a great deal of replay value.
Highly recommended for the soloist.