I'm playing as the Malinese on Prince. I started the game wanting to get as many religions as possible for the end game and perhaps go for a cultural victory (something I've never done before). Now, it's 1640 and I haven't boosted my Cultural output by one per cent during the whole game. Is it too late for a cultural victory? My three best cities are at 10,000-12,000 cultural points. George Washington has a slight tech lead over me and looks like the situation will continue that way. He has the bigger empire and better traits. He also benefits from the Prince bonus. I founded five religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. I also captured the Taoist holy city from the English. I have built only a Christian cathedral (can I only build cathedrals of my state religion?). The Confucian city has been razed, apparently by the Incans. Now. I've just researched Nationalism, Rifling and Chemistry (not Astronomy). Should I stop here, save on tech and boost my Culture? Or should I just forget the thought about a cultural victory, try to get somebody (like Montezuma) to wage war against the Americans and win in the way I've always won: via Space Race. My civics are Representation, as I have only seven cities, Free Speech, Caste System, Free Market and Organized Religion (I need to build a lot at the moment, but I'm looking for an opening to switch to Pacifism or Free Religion).