Random, Continents, Standard speed, Immortal Difficulty. That's what I have as my current game setup. I used to be satisfied, but now I get extremely bored towards the mid-game, regardless of the fact that I'm winning or not. I guess the most boring part is that I always find myself doing the same thing - rush to Education, get universities, get ranged units, etc. I can't find any way to win that doesn't involve doing that on Immortal difficulty. What are some ways that you have made CiV fun again? Do you lower the difficulty and try different strategies? Do you go for a conquest victory? I would have to say that my funnest victory I had was one on Emperor when I successfully defeated a runaway. I'll be playing Starcraft II until I get some ideas.