Civilization 6's first expansion arrives this week and brings with it eight new civilizations and nine new leaders, including the quite excellent Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. If you upset her, she threatens to thwack you with her umbrella. I think that's great.
Civilization celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, marking it as one of the most successful strategy game franchises we've ever seen. Its popularity hasn't waned either. If you look at the list of top played games on Steam right now, you'll likely find both Civ 6 and 5 holding their own. This series is huge.
How are we only two (and a bit) months away from the release of Civilization 6? When did that happen?!
Whenever we talk about Civilization 5, we talk about its expansions. Most fans credit Gods & Kings and Brave New World with transforming what was a good game into a great one. Those same fans are now delighted to hear that Ed Beach, the lead designer on both of those expansions, will be taking the reins on Civilization 6.