Been a long time Civ V player here who's been able to successfully and consistently beat King in that game (never really tried Emperor or above, and have not often used meta strategies such as 4 cities Tradition), but here in Civ 6 I often struggle on King while other players easily eclipse the AI (I smoked the AI on Civ 6 Prince). I can beat King, but I feel like I'm beating it barely. I often have trouble getting wonders, having to much to build at one time, and often have mid-tier culture and lower military numbers (though, this isn't really a problem against the AI, and the AI often gets it's numbers through large numbers of weaker units). and even if I do try for mostly culture, if Peter the Great happens to be in the game he'll often take all of the Great Writers/Artists/Musicians and I have trouble building up culture/tourism in other ways. I even had trouble with this as Pericles! Even score is troubling me in this game, where I often struggle to break 1,000 unless I wipe out my entire continent. Often I'll be in the middle of the pack score-wise until the modern era. As for strategies, I don't go for huge amounts of cities early game but I try to get a lot of land once I'm ready. I also try to put districts next to each other as opposed to environmental adjacency bonuses as the district-district adjacencies seem to yield more success for my friend and I. I also make sure to use a GPP wildcard policy in the early game to generate points towards great scientists. I send trade routes between my own cities due to the food and production yields. Now, I have a save attached for a game that's going particularly poorly. I don't know if my somewhat poor start location affected this (only 1 luxury, no iron, little good land near me to settle), but I don't seem to be finding much success in this game (though, I might just need a little momentum). The AI took every wonder I've tried to build, I couldn't get a religion, I'm dead last in culture (though, this is because I haven't built a Theater Square yet) and I'm not doing too well in score either. Saladin is in the lead in score, culture, and science (he's generating 64 bpt as opposed to my 23) and I had a lot of barbarians spawn on top of me in the early game (on the attached save's current turn, a scout swooped in and plundered 2 trade routes of mine at once, the encampment just spawned a couple of turns ago. I don't know if I'm playing badly or if this particular game was a bit unlucky. I know it's winnable but it hasn't been particularly fun. Is there anything in particular that I'm doing wrong? I've just had some trouble making a smooth transition between the two games.