Play the new Civ5 “Game Of The Month” #219

By | March 9, 2023

It’s again the time for our “Game Of The Month”! This time you also get some very special settings: You are playing as Theodora of Byzantium on a duel size “great plains” map against one other civ. The difficulty level is chieftain, the speed is epic. You need to win via a culture victory, and prevent the other civ from achieving any other victory. You have until April 15 to finish this game,

Are you up to this task? Then check this thread!

Old World update #106

By | March 8, 2023

Mohawk Games, the developers of Old World, have released the latest update for their game. This update includes, among other things like a lot of bugfixes, a rebalancing of the families, a display change for happiness and fixes on the AMD Macs. Discuss this update with us here.

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

Civilization 6 Leader Pass Pack 5: Great Builders Revealed (Coming March 15th)

By | March 8, 2023

The fith leader package for the Civilization 6 Leader Pass has been announced: The Great Builders. This leader pack will feature Theodora of Byzantium, Ludwig II of Germany and Sejong of Korea. The release is scheduled for March 15. If you want to discuss this leader pack with us, please head to this thread.

Participate in the Civ5 “Hall Of Fame” G-Major CXXXII

By | March 4, 2023

The “Hall Of Fame” has a long-standing tradition here at CivFanatics: Play a game according to your choices, and see if you can beat the highscore for these settings so far!

Regularly we try to challenge the current high score for a specific setting. Right now we are playing the G-Major CXXXII, where you need to gain a domination victory as Assyria on a large “small continents” map on Immortal. Show us if you can be the quickest among the Civ-Fanatics, with the highest score!

For submission and other details please check this thread.

Play the old Alpha Centauri “Game Of The Month” games!

By | March 2, 2023

The “Game Of The Month” has a tradition in the Civ series, which even goes beyond it: Alpha Centauri once also had a “Game Of The Month” (GOTM)! Buster’s Uncle, the admin of has been so kind to collect all of these savegames and their descriptions, and has uploaded them here to our Alpha Centauri scenario thread (created by Darsnan). So if you feel like trying out a classic challenge for a classic game, then have a look at the 15 newly added scenarios here. E.g. the image in this announcement belongs to the GOTM of December 2014, and you play sister Deidre, who starts with more landing pods than usual on a planet with dense cloud cover and abundant planet life. Your goal is to win via the Ascent to Transcendence Secret Project in the smallest number of turns.

Curious? Check out the thread!

Civ IV Hall of Fame Update

By | March 1, 2023

The Civilization IV “Hall Of Fame” has been updated again! The Hall Of Fame is CivFanatics’ continuous competition for the highest score. You need to play with the “Hall Of Fame” interface mod, and then you can hand in any of your played games, and achieve the high score among all CivFanatics!

This time 19 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Furchtbarer Halbmond for the highest score of the update with a Standard, Normal, Immortal, Domination game for 298,700 points.
SittinDown was the most active player during this update, submitting 7 games.
Only one player was brave enough to take on Deity this update: Noble Zarkon – 2755 BC, Duel, Marathon, Deity, Conquest game for 49,985 points.​

New Number One Entries:

A number of players gained number one positions:
Peteyboy with a 290 AD, Small, Quick, Prince, Domination game for 77,236 points.
donsig with a 2050 AD, Tiny, Normal, Warlord, Time game for 10,947 points.
Firmlife with a 1110 AD, Huge, Epic, Settler, Espionage game for 24,822 points.

You can discuss this update with us here.

Folk Emerging – a prehistoric 4X announced

By | February 27, 2023

We got asked to help get out the word about this game, and we’re happy to do so, since it looks interesting.
“Folk Emerging” is basically game which brings you to the point where our beloved “Civilization” starts: At the point where Civilization starts.
This game is about controlling a band of hunter-gatheres on a turn-based hex field. You need to research new technologies like making fire, clothing or tents. You also need to deal with the hostile fauna, gather food, and develop societal norms. Your band of humans will need to develop the skills necessary for starting a civilization, and will need to explore the lands around them.
Overall this game looks like you should play first a round of this, and afterwards a round of Civ, since they look complementary, and should satisfy the urge of everyone who wants to go mammoth hunting. If you like Civ, then it might be wise to follow this game.

It has only been officially announced today, so it’s not yet ready. A steam page for “Folk Emerging” is here, in case you want to wishlist it, you can follow the developers on Twitter here and you can discuss this game with us here.

Play the new Civ4 “Game Of The Month” #249

By | February 25, 2023

February is Black History Month, and we acknowlege this also in our GOTM! You therefore play as Mansa Musa of Mali on a small oasis map without world wrap on Emperor level. The other AIs on the map are African as well. You have time until March 15 to rule a black planet. For more information please see this thread.