Ancient civilization builder and war game
Advanced Civilization is a digitization of the tabletop game of the same name, released by Avalon Hill and consisting of two main portion; a building, resource gathering portion with political and economical ties, and the war game, which takes place on the same maps, with the idea being that of trying to be the only civilization standing at the end of the game. It is definitely well produced, well executed, and, for the most part, a really nice, all encompassing game, that has all the necessary elements that are worth putting into the game. It's also more about a balance of power kind of deal than just plowing through the game, taking one civilization after the other; It's not only you that holds the balance of power at hand, it is also the other civilizations; try and conquer them too soon, and you'll see them turning against you; try and stay away from the conflict and the other civilizations will amass more power and become too hard to overcome. It's like a Civilization game in many ways, but the fact that it originated as a table top strategy gives it a certain edge and a certain build that differentiates it from the crowd enough, to make it its own kind of beast, its own kind of game. It really is something else, so give it a try, it will certainly not disappoint!