Saw the game (played the movie?) wanted to read the book but decided that someone will have to write it... This game seems to be soft and gentle -- so I'm at risk of being lulled into a nice peaceful, mild, (slow -- my usual) enjoyable civ. I'm past 500 AD, haven't built all the ancient wonders, but have my share with HG, Col & picked up a few of the next ones -- MPE, Magellan, Copes & Shakes. (Need to redo my time chart again -- had to re-ink in all of the dates.) Dropped off a few caravans (max was about 500, but it was to the next door neighbors.) The English built the GL and they got maybe a half dozen techs from it before our discovery of Electricity. My problem this game may be an acceptance of the easy life.