To expand on the above post, I would be extremely curious to see how many people actually finish a majority of their games. I've always thought that CIVILIZATION generally, and Civ6 specifically, becomes less and less fun as the game progresses. The reasons include: Most of the fun Wonders come early. The better-balanced combat eras are in the middle. The tech tree makes less and less sense as the game progresses. Waiting X turns, where X is a large number, for the civ in question to get its special abilities is extremely annoying. Production cost scaling is awful. Resource distribution (this is more of a multiplayer concern) becomes much worse and more frustrating, ironically. This has been horrible exacerbated in Gathering Storm. Most choices are made early. This is an entire design topic in its own right. So not only do weaker civs tend to be less fun for a variety of reasons, and not only is it just better to get bonuses earlier, it's actually way less fun when you have to wait until the industrial era to see significant bonuses (looking at you, Canada, and your "I'm amazing one you have Stadiums" improvement). Other people may feel differently, but I simply don't enjoy the late game of civilization. And that appears to be a fairly common sentiment... If not almost universal.