Monday, August 1, 2011

Civilization from Avalon Hill (1980 Edition)

As with Kingmaker, another Avalon Hill wargame, that was also not so much a typical wargame, was Civilization (not to be confused with Sid Meier's Civilization). This is a game I played back in the days when it first came out and it has a reputation for being a game that requires a good amount of time ans skill to play.  Last summer, my regular group broke it out and gave it a shot, some as experienced wargamers and others very new to the genre.  It is a diceless game, so it requires excellent strategic planning and resource management to stay in the running and have a chance at victory.

1 comment:

Aaron E. Steele said...

I can remember many an 11 hour game session. By the end we were hoping someone would win and put the rest out of our misery.

Great game though, a little like Diplomacy.