So, my friends and I often play Civ together, and I've noticed that one of us invariably hugely out-does the rest. Spoiler : Here, he's playing Eygpt, and he has more food and more production and more population than me, despite the fact that I just absorbed most of Mongolia. Suddenly doubling in size should have been a pretty big boost, but I'm still only 'almost' equivalent. I'm pretty sure I heard him say he only has four cities. I'm only winning at science because I built pretty much all the free tech wonders, and got a pair of great scientists for my troubles. I'm not even sure how literacy works.