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Black Sonata: The Fair Youth by Side Room Games Side Room Games
The first expansion (and reprint) for Black Sonata, the award-winning solo game of hidden movement and deduction
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A solo game of strategic worker placement
193 x 142 x 38 mm

Product description

Engage the Nazi occupation of France in la petite guerre to throw off the yoke of the oppressors and free your homeland!

Maquis is a solitaire worker-placement game with variable goals and a play time of approximately twenty minutes. The player places his resistance agents on spaces around town to achieve his goals - blowing up trains, publishing underground newspapers - but at the same time Milice collaborators and Wehrmacht soldiers patrol the area. Agents who can't make it back to the safe house at the end of the day are arrested, and never seen again. 
Maquis was the big winner from the 2013 BoardGameGeek Solo Print & Play Design Contest, winning multiple categories including Best Overall Game.  Since then it has been played as a print & play game by folks all over the world. 

Game pictures courtesy of Dr. Meeple 

More info

To begin, the player will set up the board, organize the game tokens and  randomly choose two mission cards that must be completed in the allotted number of turns. 
The player will then shuffle the patrol deck and place it next to the side of the board.  This deck represents where the Milice patrols will occur during each day.
The player will choose a location to send their first worker and assign one of their pawns there.  They then draw a patrol card, and place a Milice pawn if able.  This continues until all of the available worker pawns and Milice pawns are placed.  If the Milice find your worker during patrol, they will be arrested!
Your diligent workers are then free to perform their duties, working toward your two goals. Gather resources, recruit fellow patriots to the cause, and undermine the enemy plans to throw off the yoke of oppression and free your homeland!

For Reviews and Playthrough Videos, check out the BoardGameGeek Entry for Maquis