So I was getting a little bored with the normal type of game, and a little frustrated with one city challenges (I always get DOWed on once I get apollo!). I went in last night and tried a custom game with AI teams...I wanted to be Genghis, and had 11 other people in, with us having 6 teams of two leaders randomly determined. I ended up playing it for 2 hours before going to bed and it was a lot of fun. I ended up paired with Monty (how perfect is that?). It's interesting because he gifted me ivory and gold right after he hooked both up....and researches the same thing as me sometimes to move it along faster. Other pairings were funny as well - I thought Shaka and Augustus are absolutely hilarious as a tandem. But we're just warring on people constantly - Monty keeps pillaging with his elephants and I go for the cities with my keshiks...two teams are almost dead (poor Ragnar - he had washington as his pairing, who was too busy building wonders to have adequate defense for elephants and keshiks), but the Shaka/Augustus tandem across the world is a little scary right now - they have a lot of cities. I don't know how it'll turn out - it seems like we're teching insanely fast, but I think everyone else is too. Has anyone else done a team game like that, where you and the AI take on other AI teams? I'm curious as to what other experiences people have seen when trying that.