Designed by legendary game inventor Francis Tresham in 1980, Civilization is the epic game that urges players to lead their nation to become the most powerful and advanced civilisation on the board! In the ancient worlds of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, each player controls a different nation as they seek to become the most powerful and advanced civilisation. Although battles and territorial strategy are important, this is not a war game. The object of the game is to gain a level of overall advancement involving cultural, economic and political factors so that conflicts arise due to rivalry and land shortage rather than a desire to eliminate other players. From the dawn of history to 250BC, will you lead your people successfully?