Reviewed by Selwyn Ward

CIVILIZATION (Gibsons Games, 2 to 7, ages 12 and up, 4 to 8 hours; about £46)


If you mention the game Civilization to most people, they immediately think of Sid Meier. It was Sid Meier whose name is above the title on the first and most subsequent versions of the all-conquering computer and video game, now in its umpteenth edition. The computer game has led to board game editions, most of which also bear Sid Meier’s name, as with the Fantasy Flight Games’ recent Civilization: A New Dawn. Sid Meier’s name has become so closely identified with Civilization that it has become part of the brand name regardless of how large or small his actual role in the creation of that edition.

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