Play the new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” #140

By | August 3, 2022

Our game makers have been sweating to present you a new GOTM this month!

This time you play as Kublai Khan of China on a standard size Inland Sea map on King level. With Barbarian Clans and a disaster intensity of 2 this will not be an easy game. You must achieve a culture victory, while preventing all other civs from reaching another victory. And you must do it as fast as possible!

Rush your wonders until September 1!

You can find all details in this thread here:

PolyCast 396: Objective Performance Metrics for Civilization at School

By | August 1, 2022
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The three hundred-and-ninety-sixth episode of PolyCast, “Objective Performance Metrics for CIvlization at School“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus, Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include:

00h02m18s | Anton Strenger Leaves Firaxis

Forum Talk
00h13m28s | Lingering Questions About Civilization VI
00h26m47s | Civilization and Humankind in the Classroom

00h36m25s | The “Daftest Messages” from Agendas
00h43m24s | A Powered Buildings Tier List for Civilization VI

NOTE: This Episode was recorded on January 15, 2022.
You may also discuss the episode in the forum thread:

In addition, I would like to apologize for the long delay time with the episodes for this year. Hopefully, being able to listen to the archived streams was enough to hold you over. It has been a long year of complex health and technical issues, but hopefully those are at least manageable now.

Our intention is to release this year’s back episodes on Monday and Friday until all recorded episodes are released, at which point regular scheduling will continue.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday at 12 Noon US Eastern Time throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice.

New album by Christopher Tin announced: Lost Birds

By | July 29, 2022

Our all time favourite composer Christophter Tin has announced the release of a new album: Lost Birds. The first title of this album, “A Hundred Thousands Birds” is embedded above.

The songs on this album have been recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the vocal assembly VOCES8, and has as theme birds, and how their diversity has changed due to human intervention (therefore the “lost birds”).

The album will be released on September 23, and is available e.g .as CD for 18.98€. For other ways to listen to this album (e.g. Spotify or Deezer) please check this link.

Discuss this us his new album in our forum here.

Mapping Humankind

By | July 22, 2022

Our moderator bite has released his latest project: The ultimate map of Humankind. As for his Civ maps, he aimed to collect all the civilization information, and put them on a world map. The resulting maps contain all the available information: The extent of the different civilizations in Humankind, where the included cities are, location of the wonders, and everything else too. He has created separate maps for all eras, and a combined one (for which you can see a small preview here).
If you want to have a look at his maps, check out his website here, and discuss them in our forum here.

Play the new Civ4 “Game Of The Month” #239

By | July 21, 2022

And we continue with giving the Civ community new challenges! In this Civ4 “Game Of The Month” you play as the 3 Musketeers (with the traits of Napoleon) on a standard size Terra map on Immortal. As special challenge you start the game with a galleon and three musketeers, without a settler, and you must conquer Paris before winning this game.

You have until August 15 to revive French glory.

For all details, please see this thread.

Boston: Sand sculpting festival, theme “Wonders of the World”

By | July 21, 2022

If you are a civ-fanatic, and living anywhere close to Boston, then you have one thing to do this weekend: Head to the Revere Beach sand scultping festival. From Friday to Sunday world-renowned sand sculpting artists will be working on their sculptures to win a grand price. The theme of the competition this year is “Wonders of the World”, which means this theme is obviously very dear to us. The example picture of the King Tut statue is taken from the Revere Beach facebook account, and we expect also to see many great pictures there and also on Twitter. We would obvioulsy love to see some pictures from a civ-fanatic, so ping us here if you saw your most beloved wonder being made there :).

Old World update #94

By | July 20, 2022

Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have released the latest update for their game. This update includes mostly balancing changes and bugfixes in the scenarios. Also DLC is now available in offline mode. For all the changes please visit our thread here.

Old World is currently available in the Epic Store, on GOG and Steam.

Humankind – Scenario Challenge 01: Summer Heat

By | July 20, 2022

Amplitude, the developers of Humankind, present you the next event: The Summer heat challenge. While previous events were time-limited and aimed at specific temporary achievements, the devs have now changed this format, due to many players’ fear of missing out on the time-limited challenges. They now aim at a “Game Of The Month”-like challenge, where you get a set scenario, and try to achieve the highest score possible, competing with other players in the community. The summer heat challenge lets you play on a standard-size map on Empire level against 9 AIs, with a turn limit of 150. The real challenge is not to beat this game, but to be better than anyone else ;).

For more details read the full announcement at Games2Gether, or discuss this challenge in our forum here.