They are in alpha, but they are official and free. Fantasy Flight Games released solo play rules for X-Wing.
The Star Wars game is top-rated, usually pitting players against one another in a space battle which is often about predicting what your opponent will do as well as designing capable squadrons.
X-Wing is about dogfights, once you know the rules the game is quick and can sometimes be brutal.
To simulate this style of ship-to-ship combat, Fantasy Flight’s solo rules are based around a set of possible reactions to situations the “virtual” opponent might find themselves in as they play against you. The technique is sometimes called “AI”, but that’s a pretty fanciful stretch for the phrase.
The set of reactions an enemy ship is likely to use is restricted to what might make sense in a dogfight but is still essentially random.
You can download these same free solo rules from FFG.
Some gamers will have extensive and impressive X-Wing fleets. It’s a game that encourages collecting, in part because it’s useful to have access to many ships, but also because the models look cool. The solo rules are timely given the lockdown exists, in some shape or form, in most Fantasy Flight markets.
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