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New LEGO set: Great Pyramid of Giza

By | May 12, 2022

Relevant for all of us wonder builders: LEGO will release a new set in their architecture line – The Great Pyramid of Giza on June 1. This set contains 1476 pieces, is aimed at an adult audience, and costs 139.99€. Link: There are 3 more relevant LEGO sets already available: The Taj Mahal (2022 pieces, 119.00€), the… Read More »

New Scientist: Stonehenge may have been a giant calendar and now we know how it works

By | March 7, 2022

The New Scientist has reported about a new study trying to unravel the meaning of Stonehenge. The scientists assume the constellation of the stones indicate an ancient form of calendar. Their explanation: ““All except two of the sarsens at Stonehenge come from that single source, so the message to me was that they’ve got a unity to them,”… Read More »

Humble Bundle: Sid Meier’s Ultimate Collection

By | February 23, 2022

The Humble Bundle has made a Sid Meier Bundle, containing a lot of our favourite games!If you pay at least 13.25€, you get The original Colonization Civ3 complete Civ4 complete Civ5 complete Civ: Beyond Earth – The Collection Sid Meier’s Starships Civ6 and all addons and DLC (besides the NFP, where you get a 15€ coupon) As other… Read More »

XCOM2: 1 day free-to-play, and discounts!

By | February 13, 2022

XCOM2 is currently for 1 day free-to-play. In case this might give you the taste of the franchise, you can now also get it for cheap! Until February 24, you can get: XCOM2 for 3€ XCOM2: War Of The Chosen (DLC) for 9.99 XCOM: Enemy Unknown for 4.99€ XCOM: Enemy Within for 6.24€ XCOM: Chimera Squad for 6.99€… Read More »

CivFanatics through the ages

By | January 29, 2022

CivFanatics is in the meantime a very old website, with an age of over 20 years. In all this time we have gone through many changes, including style. If you want to see how we looked once upon a time, in our different eras, have a look at the thread which our user blake00 put together, showing how… Read More »

Civilization and XCOM Devs Form New Studio Bit Reactor

By | January 24, 2022

GameRant has published an article about the art director of Civ and XCOM forming a new gaming studio, Bit Reactor, with other veterans from Firaxis. The focus of the studio will go more in the direction of XCOM than of Civ, meaning more tactical turn-based games. We are obviously curious about this development and will follow it closely.… Read More »

XCOM 2: Play for free weekend

By | December 9, 2021

The latest game of the other big turn-based franchise from Firaxis, XCOM 2, can be played for free this weekend (December 9 – 13) on Steam. In case this gives you enough taste for the game, it is also discounted down to 4.99€ until December 16. You can find all the relevant infos on Steam:

2K supports TheCivGive2021, will match $25.000

By | December 9, 2021

TheCivShow, together with other streamers, are organizing TheCivGive2021, a charity drive to collect $50 000 for children’s hospitals in the US. The current donations have eclipsed $12 000, and now 2K, the publisher of the Civilization series, has come to support TheCivGive2021, and will match up to $25 000! Now every cent you donate counts twice! Donate here… Read More »