It's seems by reading all your posts that you were already decided on that idea, and I disagree strongly. There are plenty of posts that could help you do little things to improve your game while still enjoying it at a leisurely pace, ESPECIALLY on a difficulty like prince. I mean I know we all have our own difficulty thresholds but one would think you were talking about emperor or immortal... Anyways, here's 5 quick and easy tips to make your game less frustrating: 1. Science is king, and will win you the game. More population = more science. Therefore, focus your early game on making sure you have a science buildings up quickly, and growing your population 2. Try to build your cities on hills whenever possible. It will give you an early production boost, as well as make them harder to conquer. 3. Build the national college ASAP. This will vary every game, but you have to figure if you can afford a new city (+it's library), or you should wait to expand until after NC is done. 4. Explore! Beside the obvious benefits of ruins, exploring will gain you gold from city states, be able to find out where you should focus your military (barb camps, aggressive AI), and find you good locations for new cities (new luxuries, natural wonders, etc) 5. With 4 archers, one meld, and a city on a hill, you should be able to repel any invasion. Walls and upgrade archers are also options. 6. (Bonus cos I'm feeling nice). Leave starting wonders for later. You will be amazed in the difference between spending20+ turns waiting for a wonder early game compared to the 3 arches, or granary + library, or extra settlers you could pump out in the same time. If you get a good lead, you'll be able to bag any later wonder you want.