I'm sure this question has been asked before but, When was the first time you played Civilization? (Any of them) For me it was in 1992. I was seven at the time. We got a demo of it on a computer magazine which allowed you to play to 1AD. However it just consisted of loading a saved game. (It was the same every time) From then i was hooked! Later we then got the full game of civilization for the Atari ST. It took over my early years. But the game was too easy. I'm beginning to think that it was easier on the ST than anywhere else because you guys keep saying that the ai was decent but they never proved a challenge to me.