Civilization: America and China turns 13-16 (1/1/2016)

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Celebrate Love Day,

with Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game.  We begin the thirteenth round with America holding a technological and economic advantage over China.  Finally discovering irrigation, China may be forced to flex its military muscle America reaches for the heavens.  This session kicked off on January 1, 2016.

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Civilization: America and China turns 5-8 (1/1/2016)

Civ-20160101-Page2aHappy February!

Our session of Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game, has been suspended for over a month.  We’re celebrating President’s Day weekend by returning to turn 5.  America has the advantage as China is hemmed in with huts and villages preventing the growth of cities.  It looks like a long session as neither power has gained a second tier technology.  This session kicked off on January 1, 2016.

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Civilization: Opening moves (1/1/2016)

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Happy New Years!

We’re kicking off the new year by dusting off the box of Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game.  It’s a 2-player refresher game without expansions in a battle of capitalist powers; The Americans versus the Chinese.  In a struggle of imperialism and economic growth, it will be an interesting, fast-paced session.   This session began on January 1, 2016.

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Civilization: Turns 9 – 12 (3/13/2015)

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American empire after 12 turns.

Germany has invaded Russia,
while America remains far from conflict.  Rome takes a peaceful approach investing in religion and culture.  Russia remains a communist powerhouse and Germany a military one.  However, the path to victory is a difficult road to take.  The session of Civilization: The Board Game kicked off on March 13, 2015.

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Civilization: Turns 2 – 4 (3/13/2015)

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The second turn,
of Civilization: The Board Game, sees Russia expand their military and Rome building a desert trading post.  Germans and Americans harvest resources.  Each power is planning expansion.  It’s a race to barbaric huts and villages seeking out advantages to help them conquer the world.  The session kicked of on March 13, 2015.

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Civilization: Opening moves (3/13/2015)

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Happy Friday the 13th!

It’s an “Axis and Allies” theme session of Civilization: The Board Game.  Russians, Germans, Romans, and Americans vie for world supremacy.  Read what happens with this base game without expansions using the original board game rules.  This session of the Civilization board game kicked off on March 13, 2015.
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Civilization: Rules beginners should remember

CivTheBoardGame-Banner2After running a 2 and 4-civilization sessions,
we’re beginning to appreciate all the bells and whistles that come with Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game.  While the game has its well structured mechanics, many nuances may be overlooked.  There’s method to the madness keeping tracks of dual-dials, coins, culture, tracks, and cards.  Here is a list of rules we almost got wrong.   And if we did, we won’t admit to it.

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