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Richard Turner
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I like the idea of a good civilisation game that is map based and also that is set in a "real" them such as the Mediterranean. I have played the Sid Meier's board game and enjoyed that but the random nature of the board put me off a bit. Any idea welcome.
 
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Any thoughts on the length of game you'd tolerate or the number of people you might like round the table?

It sounds like having a map is important to you, but some of the best Civ games, like Through the Ages, have none. Do you need a map?
 
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Civilization, but it is OOP.
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Yep, look no further than the original, Civilization.

While it is out of print, there are seemingly always copies available. Right now, there are 6 in the US for sale through BGG, 289 available for trade, and usually about ten copies available on eBay.
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I'd agree with everyone above. To put the proverbial cherry on the cake try and source the expansion Advanced Civilization to go with it and all your civilization board game dreams will come true.
 
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I have played Civ a very long time ago, I am looking for something a bit faster. The lack of map in TTA puts me off.
 
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A recent one that I really enjoyed and had a nice theme attachment was Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas

An older one that I also think might fight your requirements is Struggle of Empires. Nice tech tree, good map dynamics, GREAT diplomacy rule.
 
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How about Antike, Antike Duellum, or Polis: Fight for the Hegemony?
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+1 for Antike.

Mac Gerdts is soon to release another Civ: Concordia.

An oddball suggestion is Manifest Destiny. It is however, set over here in the colonies.
 
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havoc110 wrote:

Mac Gerdts is soon to release another Civ: Concordia.


Hoping they have this ready for essen this year...and hope they have a copy for BGG.CON!
 
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Mare Nostrum

The original Civilization is great, but takes 5-10 hours to play. Mare nostrum is a bit simpler, but plays in 3-4 hours.
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havoc110 wrote:
+1 for Antike.

Mac Gerdts is soon to release another Civ: Concordia.



Feel more like a trading/economy game than a civ game imho. There is a map with cities tu build, but still. Good game, but not really mainly a civ game.
 
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I you'r einterested in historicla setting, try also A Brief History of the World. Very thematic, yet on the other hand quite luck-driven.
 
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Thanks guys, some interesting suggestions there.
 
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