The Tao of Gaming

Boardgames and lesser pursuits

Some thoughts

  1. I picked up Civ VI as my holiday computer game (counting Portal Bridge Constructor as my pre-holiday computer game). $30 until end of the year. I like, but I prefer the old, easy to read graphics. Also, the tutorial can be multi-hour and has no save. Sheesh. But the split of research into science (technology), civics (governments and improvements) and faith (religion) plus great leaders all having their own points seems correct. It may be overgilding the lily.
  2. Speaking of, I’m about 40% of the way through P.B.C., fine for a game that cost $10. It’s difficult already.
  3. The Wild Blue Yonder Solitaire campaign does not capture any of the joy of the game. I’ll probably play both sides in an actual campaign to learn the rules (I hope). Not great solitaire, since its an action-response basis and I’ll know both hands (somewhat); acceptable as a rules exercise.
  4. I may write a Year In Review, but this wasn’t a big year for gaming (for me).

Happy Holidays!


Written by taogaming

December 23, 2017 at 10:27 pm

Posted in Misc

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  1. I played a bit of Civ VI, but I think I’m burned out on the Civ series for a bit after playing quite a lot of Civ V. It seemed fine, but I needed a break.

    Mark Delano

    December 24, 2017 at 10:12 am

    • Well, I haven’t played Civ much in a while (I had Civ I or II on CD and managed to boot it up on a computer 7? years ago and played for a while), but I actually spent most of today playing … Factorio.


      December 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm

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