If you’re isolating alone or with just one other person, you can still get your gaming fix! Below are some of our favorite solo- and two-player games. You can also play many other games with just 1 or 2 people, including store favorites Terraforming Mars, Scythe, and – yes – Pandemic. Searching for a ‘puzzle store near me?’. Well look no further!

We are currently operating by curbside pickup or shipping at both locations, and you can also purchase many items online for shipping. To place an order for pickup, call or email your local Diversions:
Portsmouth – 603.766.6220, portsmouth@diversionsgames.com
South Portland: 207.773.0300, portland@diversionsgames.com

We can’t wait to see you all again in person! Until then, we are happy to help get your game and puzzle fix, and keep yourselves entertained.

Stay healthy, and we’ll see you soon. <3
~The Diversions Team

Onitama

Number of Players: 2
For Ages: 14+
Playing Time: 15 minutes

In Onitama, players will vie to capture their opponent’s Master, or, traverse their Master across the board to their opponent’s Master’s starting position to win the game.  To do this, you will be armed with a handful of special and ancient maneuvers, presented on beautiful Tarot size cards, that manipulate the field of battle to your advantage.  Will you use the Dragon to overpower your opponent, the Horse to outmaneuver them, or the Cobra to strike quickly?

With multiple moves to make every game unique, the speed, the grace, and the unique play style of Onitama truly makes this an essential game for any gamer’s collection!

Hero Realms
Number of Players: 2-4
For Ages: 12+
Playing Time: 30 minutes

Hero Realms is a fantasy-themed expandable deckbuilding game. Battle with your friends one-on-one or in groups and add custom starting decks to play as a Cleric, Fighter, Ranger, Thief, Wizard or even a mighty Dragon!

Shared between all players is an 80-card Market Deck. The game begins with five cards from that deck revealed, creating the Market Row. As you play, you use gold to buy champion cards and action cards from the Market. These champions and actions can generate large amounts of gold, combat, or other powerful effects. You use combat to attack your opponent and their champions. When you reduce your opponent’s score (called health) to zero, you win!

(image from http://completelyboard.com/2018/02/27/1035/)

One Deck Dungeon
Number of Players: 1-2
For Ages: 10+
Playing Time: 30-45 minutes

One Deck Dungeon is a dungeon delve that is different every time, difficult to survive, with a character you build up from scratch. The deck consists of various foes to combat and other perils from the dungeon. Each card, though, depicts both the obstacle to overcome and the potential rewards for doing so. When you defeat a card, you claim it as either experience, an item, or a skill, tucking it under the appropriate side of your character card to show its benefits.

The longer you take exploring the dungeon, the deeper you’ll delve, and the difficulty will scale up quickly! If you make it far enough, you’ll have to fight the dungeon boss. Survive, and you’ll be a legend!

One Deck Dungeon is designed for 1-2 players. With multiple sets, you can add more players.


(photo from https://tableforone.me/blog/review-coffee-roaster-2019-edition)

Coffee Roaster
Number of Players: 1
For Ages: 12+
Playing Time: 10-30 minutes

Would you like to be let in on one of the secrets of coffee roasting? In the one-player game Coffee Roaster, you try to create a perfect cup of coffee. To this end, you need to have the right touch and a good nose for harnessing the full potential of the coffee beans.

Roast the coffee beans skillfully, place Flavor tokens on the gameboard, and use effects to unfold the full promise of the coffee varieties. After that, the roasted beans are processed and, finally, the decisive cup-testing takes place. Will it be the creation of a true master roaster?