Statecraft as entertainment: Ars reviews Civilization V

Ars writes: "The date is 4000 BC, and the world is fresh and new—it's about time you started ruling it. Like its predecessors, Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game that takes place in the historical world. You select a civilization from the 18 available to play, including old standbys like the English, French, Germans, or Americans, and some newcomers like the Songhai, led by Askia Muhammad the Great. Then you select a map to play on, and the games drops you into history with little more than a settler for company."

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