Grt2bOutdoors wrote: ↑Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:09 pm
Bogleheads.org - it's packed with fun-filled adventure with the potential for surprises along the way including the dreaded "Lock".
Old World - start your Civilization and decide how you will try to win against the AI or one or more opponents. All of the opponents will be ancient civilizations, such as Pericles of the Greeks or Dido of Carthage.
Civilization VI - start your Civilization and decide how you will try to win against the AI or one or more opponents. Opponents will be various civilizations throughout history, such as China, India, Aztec, USA, etc. You can start in different eras. You can distort history if you want: you can be George Washington in 3000 BC or Darius of Persia in 1900 AD.
I play on my laptop using Steam and the internet. This is strictly a PC game running Windows. I'm running under Windows 11 now.
Both games are turn-based (chess-like) so you won't get the thrill of having to move as fast as the AI, but you will have time to think up a strategy.
It's possible to win without warfare, and you can play the multiplayer hotseat version with friends or by yourself. Caveat: you'll need enough of an army to defend yourself against barbarians and aggressive minor civilizations. You can earn more money through trade than conquest if you're patient. Diplomacy can head off wars. You can win through religion(s). You can win through culture. It's not cheap (~$100). You can play short games and long games. You can play historical scenarios such as Frederick the Great trying to fend off France, Russia, and Austria with your English ally. Save the game at any point and resume later (sometimes it's days later). I haven't needed the Tutorial for a while, but it was good enough to get me started.
Of the two, I prefer Civilization. I've played it since it came out at Version I in the early 1990's, I believe. Now it's at VI and I've played them all. It actually helps if you're retired (: