No, I don’t mean the old "Gold Box Games", though now that you mention it, I miss those too. I am talking about the old 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons single player modules. These modules were designed in such a way as to only need 1 person in attendance; that person was the Dungeon Master and the only adventurer.
Recently, I purchased the "Monster Manual" for Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition and had mixed feelings towards it. As I have stated in the past, I am a late adopter to 4th edition but, as they say, "better late than never".
Last weekend, I ran the “Mists Of Madness” module from Goodman Games that I bought at Gen Con for my wife Katherine so that we could learn the rules. We got about half of the way through the module in our first session and did not have to look much up after about the first three encounters.
So, I sit around corrected. Granted, this is not the first time that I have been wrong about something, even with regards to gaming. However, in this case, I believe that the confusion is justified.