So ... what happened? My only game was a passive Religious-Corporation focussed one that got me into Space. I bombarded Boudica and Zara Yaqob with Confucianism and gifts, and then founded Mining Inc., Cereal Mills, and Civilized Jewelers (two of the three in my Shrine - Wall St. city) and spread them into the Mayan and Portuguese lands. As for espionage, it was all defensive; Spies fortified in all cities and Security Bureaux in most - I'm sure that I missed the point! ______________ As for Trash Game #6, it sounds as though we can hold off for a while. In time, if and when we get there, I'd prefer to go back to the old Trash format though; 'Best Ball' was chosen because of the Cultural goal this time, but I think that the Trash format is better from a learning perspective for other victory targets.