"Just to be clear, the title of this article refers to Firaxis' videogame, not civilization in general. The latter subject would make for a much more complicated article that's meant to be written by someone far beyond my level of scholastic achievement. In any case, if you follow videogames at all, you probably know it's that time again: it's time for a new Civilization game from Firaxis. While the compositions of the development teams have shifted over the years, each successive entry in the series has proved to be an engrossing, addicting experience. For this article, I'm going to assume you know little or nothing about how the game works but might have heard the name before."