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Cascadia (Solo Option)


Cascadia is a puzzly tile-laying and token-drafting game featuring the habitats and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

In the game, you take turns building out your own terrain area and populating it with wildlife.

You start with three hexagonal habitat tiles (with five types of habitat in the game), and on a turn, you choose a new habitat tile that’s paired with a wildlife token, then place that tile next to your other ones and place the wildlife token on an appropriate habitat.

Each tile depicts 1-3 types of wildlife from the five types in the game, and you can place at most one tile on a habitat.

Four tiles are on display, with each tile being paired at random with a wildlife token, so you must make the best of what’s available — unless you have a nature token to spend so that you can pick your choice of each item.

Ideally, you can place habitat tiles to create matching terrain that reduces fragmentation and creates wildlife corridors, mostly because you score for the largest area of each type of habitat at the game’s end, with a bonus if your group is larger than each other player’s.

At the same time, you want to place wildlife tokens so that you can maximize the number of points scored by them, with the wildlife goals being determined at random by one of the three scoring cards for each type of wildlife.

Maybe hawks want to be separate from other hawks, while foxes want lots of different animals surrounding them, and bears want to be in pairs. Can you make it happen?

Solo Rules

Setup: Follow the setup for a 2-player game with the following exceptions:

  • only give yourself a Starter Habitat Tile
  • and place the stacks of Habitat Tiles to the left side of the play area.

Turn Summary: Follow a turn as usual, but before you replace the Habitat Tile and Wildlife Token in the display, discard the tile and token furthest from the draw stacks, then slide the remaining two tiles and two tokens away from the draw stacks.

The discarded tile and token are removed from the game.

Then, draw two new Habitat Tiles and two new Wildlife Tokens and place them in the display as usual.

End Game & Scoring: The game ends the same way as a multiplayer game

  • 60+ A good start
  • 70+ You’re getting it
  • 80+ Very good
  • 90+ Excellent
  • 100+ Elite!
  • 110+ Ascended!!

Cascadia – Solo Rules and Playthrough


A selection of files from BoardGameGeek. Links will open in a new window or tab.

Cascadia – English Rulebook

Cascadia – first edition KS rulebook

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Quick Reference Card (Setup & Habitat Scoring)

A card with quick reference to “Setup” and “Habitat Scoring” so you don’t have to keep looking in the Rulebook. Updated with fixed number of starting tiles for Solo play.

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Achievements charts

If you (like me) don’t want to write in your rulebook you can use this file to keep track of your achievements.

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Cascadia – Scorepad files

Scorepad files from Cascadia first edition

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