one of the best solo games around by scott slomiany (click here).
this game has an amazing amount of breadth and detail to it and can be very hard to win at. it combines a real sense of building a civilization with easy rules and quick play. a few months ago i made a custom set of wooden tiles, pieces and cards for it and posted them to BGG. as of this post there have been 400 downloads of my design layouts which i find astounding. i created new icnography for the cards and tried to create a more elegant look to the game.