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Sid Meier’s Civilization (MicroProse & Firaxis Games 1991–2016) is a series of turn-based, strategy video games in which you lead a historic civilization “from the Stone Age to the Information Age”. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the newest iteration of the series developed by Firaxis and released on October 21, 2016, allows players to step into the shoes of idealized political figures such as Gilgamesh, Montezuma, Teddy Roosevelt, and Gandhi. Via these and other leaders, you aim to achieve supremacy over all other civilizations. This is done through founding cities, creating infrastructure, building armies, conducting diplomacy, spreading culture and religion, and choosing “technologies” and “civics”—philosophical or ideological breakthroughs—for your civilization to focus on.

VALUE has written a review for Advances in Archaeological Practice about Sid Meier’s Civilization. It can be read in Open Access format here.

VALUE has also presented this ongoing research at the EAA2017 in Maastricht.

Download a PDF of the EAA2017 Presentation

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Fun fact: Since 1991, humanity has spent roughly the same amount of time in  Civilization as it has in the Louvre