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(Games) Civilisation

Today was a marathon games session. OK, when you play Civilsation you expect it to be a marathon and don't really expect to *actually* finish the game. Well, today we finished it. Yep, all the way to the end - with a winner and everything!!!

This was the first time I've actually completed the game in all the years I've been playing it!!!

It may have taken about 8-9 hours (with a few naughty cigarette breaks) but Dom, Dave K, Matt and myself fought out the struggles of empires to the very bitter end. Most of the nations were actually quite peaceful to be honest. Skirmishes only really started taking place towards the end of the game when Matt and myself decided to take out a few of Doms cities in an effort to slow him down abit. My main antagonist was bloody Civil Wars that kept cropping up and hitting me. I guess my men didn't appreciate my leadership or something!

It was a very tight game with everyone in very strong positions to claim the historic infamy of being the best empire of the age. In the end Dave K just pipped Dom to the title. Dom would have possibly been a turn behind with myself either just catching Dom or falling a further turn short.

It was a really great game and it was really good catching up with the guys but boy am I tired now. Early night for me I thinks.

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silver_blue
Nov. 27th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
Need to do a game of Kingmaker sometime.

Dave K might appreciate it not starting at 1am and finishing at 7am this time around.

...if it hadn't been for that plague in Hereford we'd probably still have been going at lunchtime. :)
angusabranson
Nov. 27th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
I think Natalie would probably appreciate it not starting at 1am more than Dave would! :p

O'd be up for Kingmaker. I've not played it in, ahem, a very long time (16/17 years...).
silver_blue
Nov. 27th, 2005 12:02 pm (UTC)
John Golden was kind enough to pass along a pretty pristine copy of it (to the extent that it still has Avalon's 1977/78 brochure in the box) to me a few weeks ago. Always been one of my favourites.
mrmmarc
Nov. 27th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
You ENDED a game of Civilsation?
Holy frickin' Jeebus on a stick!
That's awesome!
Civilisation- the ONLY board game that runs in real time!
:)

Is this a first?
I myself have only ever finished TWO games- both games won by Egypt. Egypt is a hrad act to beat when you get an experienced player in charge.
angusabranson
Nov. 27th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
It was a four player game which may have helped keep the time down a little as the rounds took less time and the board area was smaller. Plus three of the four of us had played it quite a bit previously.

It is a great game.
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