Play the new Civ5 “Game Of The Month” #228

By | September 5, 2023

And with the Civ5 GOTM we’re leaving the summery tracks, and are now moving the the lowlands. This time you play as William of the Netherlands, on a standard size continents map. You need to win with a science victory, and prevent all other civs from achieving another victory. You have until October 1 to grow the best tulips.

For all information please see this thread.

Soren Johnson releases the Old World Pitch Video (from 2017)

By | September 4, 2023

Soren Johnson, the lead designer of Civ4 and of OldWorld, just published a video, which was used to pitch Old World (at the time named 10 Crowns) in 2017.
Looks very different from today, have a look!

You can find the original source here, and discuss this video with us here.

Play the new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” #166

By | September 3, 2023

The new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” is a total chaos! You play as Sejong of Korea on a unknown map of standard size on Prince level. You need to win via a science victory, but disaster intensity is set to 4 and all game mods are on (besides Zombies). We wish you all luck, may the best civ-fanatic survive!

The deadline for game submission is October 1, and all other details you can find here.

Theocracy, a new Civ 1 & 2 like indie game

By | September 3, 2023

A part of the current Steam strategy fest is the indie game “Theocracy”. Theocracy is an old-school turnbased 4X game, heavily inspired by Civ1 and 2, but with a focus on religion and mysticism. So besides expanding your empire, you also need to spread your religion and convert pagans.

The game is currently on sale for 4.89€ instead of 6.99 until September 4. The developer is also a fellow civ-fanatic, and will answer any questions in the thread dedicated to the Theocracy here.

Play the new Civ4 “Game Of The Month”

By | September 2, 2023

And we continue a warm theme also for the last month of summer: For this Civ4 “Game Of The Month” you play as Hatshepsut of Egypt on a tropical pangaea map on Deity level. You have until October 9 to spread the knowledge of the sungods everywhere.

For more information please see this thread.

King’s Bounty: The Legend – Free giveaway on GOG (until Monday Sept 4)

By | September 2, 2023

King’s Bounty: The Legend is currently freely available on
This is a temporary deal, and valid until Monday September 4. The game will stay in your library afterwards though.

King’s Bounty is a game series, which has a similar style to Heroes Of Might and Magic: You are a hero, travelling through a fantasy landscape with an army, to fulfil quests. The battles are happening on a separate strategy map, which is influenced by the current surrounding, and is performed on a hex field in a turn-based manner. The main difference between HoMM and King’s Bounty is that King’s Bounty is more of a role-playing game, since you don’t conquer cities and have only one hero. This makes the game a bit more streamlined, but also in some way less strategic. No matter your preference, it’s a nice turnbased game, which you should definitely get, especially if it’s for free.

Get it here, and join us for the discussion here.

Civ6 Civtember Anniversary Celebration

By | September 1, 2023

Firaxis has announced the Civtember anniversary celebration.

A part of this celebration is the current Civ6 sale on Steam, with an approximately 90% discount for the base game and most DLCs.

Other parts include the most recent patch, give-aways on coming Mondays, a livestream series and a merchandise sale.

Join us for the Civtember discussion here.

Civ IV Hall of Fame Update

By | August 31, 2023

The Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated – 14 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Conquistador 63 for the highest score of the update with a Standard, Epic, Immortal, Domination game for 325,771 points.

tsvyatkov was the most active player during this update, submitting 6 games.

New Number One Entries:

A number of players gained number one positions:​

​donsig with a 2050 AD, Small, Epic, Prince, Time game for 16,759 points.​

​Lcpl Jack Jones with a 2050 AD, Large, Quick, Chieftain, Time game for 21,515 points.​

** New Gauntlet Starting **
We have added some new special challenges for you, for which we need a new win:
G-Major 188 – Space Colony, Monarch, Ancient, Small, Epic, Terra, America
G-Minor 272
– Domination, Warlord, Ancient, Tiny, Normal, Pangaea

Join the discussion here.