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Warp’s Edge Review: Would I Buy More Solo Only Board Games?

Play Time:  30-45  Min / Players: 1  / Complexity:  Medium / Age:   10+  / Publisher: Renegade Game Studios    / Designer:  Scott Almes

Warp’s Edge Ratings and Summary




Warp’s Edge delivers a satisfying solo only experience you can play in around 45 minutes. There’s some good variety here to keep things interesting from game to game and some great inserts to make set up a breeze. A great option for solo gamers.



  • Can be played in around 45 minutes
  • Variety of starfighters and motherships offers plenty of different set ups to explore
  • Comes with great storage trays which speed up set up
  • Love the way that the player’s abilities and what they can achieve improve in each warp.


  • Would have really loved a campaign to be included in the box.

What You Will Find in Our Warp’s Edge Review

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For many years my only form of board gaming was sitting across the table with family or friends and enjoying a game together. The connection and social aspect were my main source of enjoyment. But a few years ago, I started noticing and trying out the solo modes in games I enjoyed. While I still preferred the social element of gaming, I discovered solo gaming had its own fun factor and better still let me get more game time in. While I love a good solo mode in a game, I have been reluctant to spend my hard-earned cash on a game that’s designed for one player only. I just didn’t like the thought of buying a game I couldn’t play with others. But then along came Warp’s Edge. I am a sucker for sci fi themed games and Warp’s Edge seemed to tick a lot of boxes. The thought of battling through waves of enemy fighters to defeat an epic mothership really got me interested and so I bought a copy. I am now 11 games in and wanted to share my thoughts not only on Warp’s Edge but also whether I dig the whole solo only thing. So, grab a cuppa, relax, and read on.

So, you’ve found yourself as a rookie starfighter pilot, stranded behind enemy lines and facing off against a massive enemy mothership and its swarms of deadly fighters. Sounds intense, right? But don’t worry, you’ve got an ace up your sleeve – an experimental technology called SAVIOR that lets you warp back to the start of the battle if things go south.

The goal is simple: use your wits, your starfighter’s abilities, and a whole lot of firepower to take down that menacing mothership before you run out of warps. Easy, right? Well, maybe not so easy, but that’s what makes it fun!

First things first, you get to choose your starfighter and the enemy mothership you’ll be facing off against. Each one has its own unique strengths, abilities. Once you’ve made your picks, the battle begins. You’ll start with a modest collection of tokens – lasers for attacking, power for activating sweet special abilities, buying tokens and replenishing your shields, maneuver tokens for evading those pesky enemy fighters, and a unique special token for your starfighter.

Each round, you’ll refresh the enemy fighter row (if possible), use your tokens to perform actions like attacking, evading, or buying tokens, resolve any enemy attacks (watch out for those!), and then draw five new tokens from your bag.

But here’s the catch – if you can’t draw any more tokens, your warp ends, and you’ll have to start over from the beginning. The number of warps you get depends on the mothership you’re facing, but you’ll usually have around four attempts to take it down.

As you progress through each warp, you’ll have the chance to acquire more tokens by defeating enemies or buying them with your power tokens. Building up that token stockpile is crucial because usually you’ll need time to whittle down those enemy starfighters before you can even think about taking a crack at the big bad mothership.

Of course, your enemies won’t just sit back and let you pick them off one by one. Each enemy fighter and the mothership itself can dish out some serious damage, so you’ll need to think carefully about how you use your tokens and which ships you target. Assign a laser or maneuver token to a ship, and it’ll be unable to attack that round (in most cases). Any enemies you don’t deal with will shoot back, inflicting damage and even stealing tokens from your pool – yikes!

And let’s not forget about those motherships. Each one presents a unique challenge, whether it’s transforming into a giant robot (hello, evil Voltron!), working in tandem with another mothership, or demanding that you take out its fighter escort before you can even touch it. But don’t worry, they all come with handy difficulty ratings to give you an idea of what you’re up against.

That’s a lot to take in, but don’t worry – after a game or two, it’ll all start to make sense. And if you’re looking for a little extra backstory and a fun way to pick your starting setup, be sure to check out the “Singularity” choose-your-own-adventure story included in the box.

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Alright, so Warp’s Edge was my first solo-only board game purchase, and it did not disappoint! The fact that it was designed specifically for that solo experience really shines through – this isn’t some half-baked attempt at tacking on a solo mode; it’s a polished, satisfying package tailor-made for lone wolf gamers.

But what really blew me away was the sheer level of variety on offer. Between the different starfighters, special tokens, motherships, enemy fighters, and skill cards, each game feels like a fresh, slightly different experience. It’s like a delicious buffet of sci-fi goodness, that you get to mix and match.

Now, let’s talk about those starfighters, because they’re kind of a big deal. Picking a different one to pilot can completely change the dynamics of the game, and not just because of their varying shields, hull strength, and special abilities. Oh no – each fighter also comes with its own unique array of special tokens that you can purchase, and that makes a world of difference.

It’s clear that a ton of care and thought went into making each starfighter feel truly unique, and I absolutely love that. Some, like the Artemis, are great for beginners (that’s the one I cut my teeth on), while others, like the Hermes, will really put your skills to the test. I’m still working on conquering that particular beast – I have had my butt kicked a couple of times already piloting the Hermes.

Speaking of difficulty, I’ve found that Warp’s Edge strikes a really nice balance overall. Out of the 11 games I’ve played so far, I’ve managed to snag 7 wins and suffered 4 losses, with most of those victories coming courtesy of the ever-reliable Artemis. It’s challenging, for sure, but not to the point of feeling unfair or frustrating.

And you know what’s really surprised me? Despite the elements of luck with the bag draws, enemy fighter spawns, and random skill cards, the game never feels like it’s entirely out of your hands. Your decisions still matter, and your wins or losses ultimately come down to your own strategic choices rather than just blind chance.

Now, if I had to nitpick (and you know I do), one thing I would’ve loved to see is some kind of structured campaign or set of mini-campaigns centered around each fighter. I think that could’ve been a really cool way to weave in more of the story and lore, and maybe throw in some additional objectives or twists to keep things fresh. Just a thought!

But hey, that’s a minor quibble in the grand scheme of things. With 4 starfighters and 5 motherships to conquer, there’s already a ton of replay value right out of the box. Even if I had a perfect win rate (which, let’s be real, ain’t happening), that’s still 20 games worth of content. And given my current success rate of around 60-70%, I’m probably looking at closer to 30 games before I can call myself the ultimate Warp’s Edge champion. If I get 30 games out of Warp’s Edge I will be pretty happy with that.

You know what I absolutely love about the components in Warp’s Edge? Those storage trays for the tokens and other bits and pieces. Setup is an absolute breeze, which is exactly what you want from a solo game. No more fumbling around, trying to corral all those fiddly pieces – just pop open the tray, pick your fighter, set up the mothership and its deck of enemey fighters and boom, you’re ready to rock.

The rest of the components are top-notch too. The chips are nice and thick. The cards are quality stuff, none of that flimsy nonsense. And those starfighter and mothership boards are made of thick, sturdy cardboard that looks like it could survive a few intergalactic battles.

Warp’s Edge hit all the right buttons for me theme wise. The whole setup of being a lone starfighter pilot, stranded behind enemy lines and massively outnumbered and outgunned? Sign me up!

But what really hooked me was the concept of being able to “warp” back to the start of the battle if things go sideways. It’s like a get-out-of-jail-free card for desperate situations.

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Warp’s Edge is a very polished solo package. It provides plenty of tense moments, a great theme and plenty of variety from game to game. I think if you are a fan of solo games and a sci-fi theme this one should tick a lot of boxes, especially if you enjoy bag-building type games. In fact, I like Warp’s Edge so much that it made it to my list of the best solo board games.

Would I Buy Another Solo Only Board Game?

You know, I was really on the fence about picking up Warp’s Edge for the longest time. A solo-only board game? I wasn’t totally sold on the idea. But I finally took the plunge and parted ways with my hard-earned cash for it, and boy, am I glad I did! I’ve played through 11 games so far, and I’m still absolutely loving it.

But that brings up an interesting question – would I go for another solo-only game again in the future? Hmm, that’s a tough one. See, my preference is still to play with my family and friends whenever I can. There’s just something special about that social experience around the table, you know? And you obviously can’t get that with a solo-only game.

So I think if I were to pick up another solo-only title, it would be the exception, just like Warp’s Edge was. Not saying it’ll never happen again, because I’m over the moon about how much I’m digging this game. But I reckon I’ll probably keep gravitating towards those great multiplayer games that also have solid solo modes more often than not.

Still, no regrets whatsoever about taking a chance on Warp’s Edge. It was worth it for this amazing solo experience.

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