2BGC Ep. 22a – Civilization (1991)

Civilization (1991) is an ambitious game that takes as its subject, an ambitious project to say the least, all of human history. Through it’s turn based game play you can replay your favourite stories in history, maybe if you were at the head of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy you could do what Hannibal could not… You can justify your political philosophy by winning the game despite never once raising an army… but really Sid Meier’s 1991 classic is about answering one of the great unanswerable human questions: What is it like to be a 6000 year old magical dictator?

A transcript of this episode is available at 2bitgameclub.com

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