Apparently there was an official Play the World launch party and it was a night of beer, Civ, and stamps! Check out the coverage at Games Domain! I guess this means Play the World has officially gone gold and we can probably expect to see the game on store shelves on the 29th this month. You may want to pre-order the expansion from Amazon.com for $29.99 with FREE shipping. Thanks to Sparrowhawk for the news tip.