I’m going to go ahead and blame Jacob for this purchase which has sucked away several hours of my life already! Civilization V is a world/culture building game where you take on the role of one of the great nations (America, Denmark, Japan, etc) and try to survive.
The game can be won in several different ways, so if military conquest isn’t your style, you can go for other scenarios like most points, diplomacy. As you learn the ins-and-outs of the game you can try the different conditions and see what works best for your strategy.
What I love most about this game is the simple nature with which you can jump in and out. A typical game session could, and probably will, last several hours, but it’s very easy to play a few rounds and then go off and do something else. However, if you have the time, and some friends, you could jump into a multiplayer match and duke it out for the ultimate bragging rights.
The gold addition is currently on sale for $24.99but you can pick up the base game for $14.99. I truly can’t recommend this game enough and plan on spending many more hours to come enthralled with trying to beat Jacob for all he’s worth! Mwhahahaha…