Civilization II

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Conquest, Windows, mouse and keyboard

Commentary

I like that it's not just a war game; you feel like you're a steward of the civilization you've fostered. It's a bit like a sim game in that respect. Educational, too; it encourages you build a mental model of how history works, based on technological and social advances. An oversimplified model, to be sure, but something is better than nothing. I mean, did I ever really think about how sewer systems and refrigeration changed life as we know it before playing this game? Probably not.