Sid Meier's Civilization

Sid Meier's CivilizationCivilization is a strategy game that was originally created by Sid Meier, and published by Microprose in 1991. The original game, along with subsequent versions and numerous expansions, has sold millions of copies, and received critical acclaim from both fans and reviewers.

Imagine what it would be like to personally sculpt history from the dawn of time. In Civilization, you're in charge, and have the challenge of expanding and developing an empire through the ages.

In the beginning you are just a small settler in the middle of nowhere, and the first step is to find a site for your first city - ideally, find a combination of grassland, hills and rivers. Once you have this you can develop military units and buildings. In every turn you are taking in taxes, which can be turned into scientific research or luxuries to keep the people happy, or stored as money. Initially you will only be able to build simple things like Chariots and Granaries, but as the game progresses you can create advanced scientific institutions, factories, and air and sea units.

Negotiate, trade, conquer, and rule the world. There are many paths to victory by combining diplomatic finesse, cultural domination, and sheer military might.

Civilization Board Games & Expansions

  • Civilization: The Board GameCivilization: The Board Game
    Bring the experience of the best-selling computer game series to your tabletop! 2-4 Players explore the world, research new technologies and build an empire. Will you conquer your enemies on the battlefield or use diplomacy to win over your neighbors? Begin with a single city, and spread your influence across the world. Four distinct paths to victory and a modular game board ensure that each game is a new experience. Players are tasked with guiding an entire civilization throughout the ages, taking ownership of your people's technology, economy, culture, and military, as well as all the choices that go along with them. There are four different paths to victory, and each is riddled with opposition.
  • Civilization VCivilization V
    Sid Meier's Civilization V is the fifth offering in the multi-award winning Civilization turn-based PC strategy game series. As with earlier installments in the series, Civilization V features the famous "just one more turn" addictive gameplay that has made it one of the greatest game series of all time. In addition to this it also features improved diplomacy, unprecedented modding tools and functionality, new ranged combat over a hex oriented board rather than squares, an in-game community hub facilitating improved online play and more. Civilization V features 18 playable civilizations chosen from every corner of the globe and from pivotal points in history. DVD-ROM for both Mac and Windows PCs.
  • Civilization IV: The Complete EditionCivilization IV: The Complete Edition
    Sid Meier's Civilization IV is the ultimate PC strategy game, offering players the chance to lead their chosen nation from the dawn of man through the space age and become the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Now the complete Civilization IV experience is available, DRM (Digital Rights Management) free in Civilization IV: The Complete Edition. Containing the original Civilization IV strategy classic, plus both the Warlords and Beyond the Sword expansion packs and the standalone Colonization game in one box, it's an incredible value any gamer will cherish. DVD-ROM for Windows.
  • Civilization IV: WarlordsCivilization IV: Warlords
    Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Warlords is the first expansion pack for the award-winning game that has become an instant world-wide hit. Paying homage to some of history's greatest military leaders, the expansion delivers six unique and interesting scenarios, giving players the chance to change the course of history with the help of their new powerful "warlord" unit. Civilization IV: Warlords includes new civilizations, leaders, units, and wonders that offer even more fun and exciting ways for players to expand their civilization's military power as they strive for world domination. Windows CD-ROM.

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See Also: Strategy Games, Historical Games

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Last Update: May 13th, 2011