Please allow me share with you one of my experiences, scoring 56360 in 5 minutes. Difficulty: Settler World Size: Dual Leader: Does not matter Strategy: Elimination Victory with Axeman Your building Order: First city: settler, worker, barrack, axeman, axeman, axeman, axeman, axeman, axeman, ... Second city: settler, worker, barrack, axeman, axeman, axeman, ... Third city: settler, worker, game over Your opponent building Order: First city: worker, archer, archer, settler, archer, archer, ... Second City: worker, ... Basically, you will produce Axeman first with technology and iron. Your opponent? He is a little bit behind, either in technology or iron. You will find that he has 5 archers in his capital, facing your entire force, six Axemen (on the second thought, leave one at home. I have turned Mr. Barbarian out; they do not help my score). Naturally, his capital falls and his second city has only two archers. Capture it and the game is over. This striking 56360 score, unfortunately, only produces a game score of 1997, which is below "low". How to get high game score is a topic of another day, for another person. For me, the two highest game scores are 11719 and 11502, both are domination victories at Deity level. The first one is one against one; and the second one is one against two. These are very painful experiences for me.