This is the best config ever: Duel size map. Terra map. 10 civs. You start on a tiny continnent with all 10 other civs, and there is only space for each of you to make 1 city. (or 2 if you are lucky) Then, there is another continnent across the ocean with no civs on it. Once you get Galleons... colonization rush!!!! So now you have your massively developed Home City, and a bunch of tiny undeveloped colonies way on the other side of the world. It's sweet.