As I like to repeat everytime I have the occasion: I am a fan of Reiner Knizia. Simple, clever, delightful games that always provide their good share of fun.
I am also a fan of solo games. The thing is, the two don't mesh well together. He did some good puzzles (the Brain series) which are very much worthwhile if you're into this sort of things, but curiously few soloable games.
Well, Tajemnicze podziemia is one of the rare few.
It's actually a re-theme of Cucina Curiosa, a game so ugly that I couldn't consider it. It also happens to be in Polish, but the games of Dr Knizia are often language independent and this one is no exception. Lee Broderick had the good will to offer a personal translation of the rules in the files section (such a small world...), so there was really no barrier to try it out.
The game is super simple. You draw tiles and lay them one after the another on your personal maze board. Once it filled, you see what your path brings you. Treasures get you positive points, monsters negative points. Yes, it's that simple. Yet to me, it does look really fun.
It finally popped up on the BGG market, so I snatched the opportunity and should play it next week upon receiving it (with a weight of 1.17 and a duration of 15 mins, it's for once a safe bet)!