Turn 163 SV In-turn victory. Victory happens when I harvest a stone. - How many cities did you settle or capture? Settled about 15, captured about 25 - What did you prioritize for research and policies? Banking. Winning at 4 level requires more money than at 8. Also you have fewer cities. So I used both the Zimbabwe and the Eiffel tower to make 25,000 Gold, then double to 50,000. Civil Engineering for Civics. That's really an extremely useful one. Since half of your cities will be producing builders, that civic increases your overall production by about 15%. - Did you bother with Religion? Yes, +50% city state bonus is extremely useful. - Did you bother with Culture? I just let it go. - How did you pump your Science? +50% city state bonus with campus is ok. I ignored most universities and even some libraries. Then I found myself calculated wrongly that I actually finished my GP at T161 but needed techs at T163. - Did you instigate any major wars? You have to eliminate at least 5 opponents to avoid a culture victory. I eliminated 5 and find myself being culture victory at the end of T163(With 500+Tourism)... But I managed to fly my rocket on that turn so that I will not get CV on the end of that turn. If you eliminate 6 you will not get culture victory, but you'll find yourself fighting against Barbarian Mechanized Infantries in the late game, I don't want to do that... - Were City-States helpful? With +50% they're very helpful. - Any surprises you ran into, how did you deal with it? I am 0T to culture victory. - Did you enjoy the game? Yes.