I recently purchased the Gears of War Board Game and am really enjoying the solo play. Thinking about doing more tabletop gaming and was debating some of the solo-play card games available, namely Lord of the Rings and Space Hulk: Death Angel. I've read several reviews, downloaded and read the rules for both games (are ALL Fantasy Flight manuals written oddly?) and still am not sure which of the games to get.
I'm not a huge fan of either license so that's not a factor. Both games seem (based on my limited understanding of the rules) to favor luck over strategy or skill, which has me a little worried. I might get the Mrs. to play a pity game or two with me but 99% of the play will be solo. So I'm soliciting opinions: Is one game better/more fun/best for solo? Are they similar enough that buying both would be a waste, or would that give me more variety in my gaming options?
I know a lot of this comes down to personal preference. Just looking for some guidance from folks who have braved the trail before me. Thanks in advance for all responses.