A few weeks ago, I purchased the premium membership on BGA. What a site, and what a deal! I love it. My favourite aspect of BGA is how many games are on there, and it allows you to play/learn games to really see if you want to invest in the physical copy (which for me is always my first choice). It's also help control my spending a bit so my wife doesn't keep giving me that look when another new game comes in... LOL :)
BGA allowed me to learn the game Spyrium. It was a total fluke really. I hadn't heard anything about it, but the name caught my attention. Then the backstory did as well. I also love worker placement games, so the fact that this was worker placement with a bit of a different flavour was right up my alley.
So I did what most of us on this site would do.... I loved it so much I went searching for the physical copy! LOL I believe it's out of print, and the few game sites I typically buy from here in Canada either were sold out or didn't even have the game in their inventory. But once again, GeekMarket saved the day! I gentleman from Toronto area (just a couple hours away from me) had a copy for $20 + shipping. Woo Hoo!!!!
I was so excited when I got it. My 12yr old daughter and I played the first night I got it. And the little bugger beat me in game 1. LOL But I got her back in game 2. :) I was surprised how much she enjoyed the game.
I found some forum posts of fan made solo variants as well. Turns out they're essentially the same, with the more "recent" one being an adjust