Civ VI: Brazil Win

So this actually happened back in August but I still remember this one fondly. I tried out one of the ‘true start location’ maps and selected Brazil. I may have slightly stacked the deck in my favor on this one by manually selecting a bunch of other non-America civilizations so by the time I was discovered I’d already fully settled both South and North America.

I hadn’t really done much infrastructure wise, but boy did I settle all over the place. I think this one was ultimately won with culture, but I’m not positive at this point.


Just… One… More… Turn… (Happy Birthday Civ!)

Welp, thanks for making me feel old…I started playing Civ from Civ II with a demo.

Sometimes seeing how fast I could “beat” the demo (by discovering gunpowder) and sometimes seeing how long I could avoid beating it (by avoiding gunpowder at all costs). Alpha Centauri, a spin-off game, saw a full play-through the night TJ was born because Redflare was in the hospital in a shared room so I couldn’t stay over and be with them.

Too excited to sleep, I spent the whole night from turn 1 to victory playing that game, waiting until visiting hours were available so I could go see them again. Through the years, Civilization games are my default go-to when I’m pinned down holding a sleeping baby. From TJ and Little Miss to Fireball and Potato.

I believe I held Superman while playing Civ IV, for example with Newbie likely sleeping with Civ V and Thunderer while playing “Beyond Earth” (another spin-off).

Hard to believe the game now celebrates its 30th anniversary.

So off we go now, for just… one… more… turn…