I attempted to link to a neat set of pictures on Wednesday, but a keen-eyed reader pointed out that the link was broken. Here's an alternative link (“don’t try this at home”) and also to some text, claiming to explain it all.
I have just finished a stint of Civilisation 3 playing. I remember seeing the first Civilisation game on a friend's computer in the early 1990s, and being quite entranced. Civ3 is very good in the same mold, and with lots of extra enhancements. I have won a couple of games at the easiest difficulty level (sending a space-ship to Alpha Centauri as the Romans in one, and dominating two thirds of the planet's surface, principally through conquest, as the Germans in the other). I will have to crank up the difficulty another level.
I've started a page of interesting game reviews (the word “interesting” qualifies “game”, not necessarily “reviews”).