On Thursday I posted the story of Lycerius, a man (at least I think it's a man) who has been playing the same board of Civilization for the last 10 years. His brutal stalemate (in the year 3991 A.D.) was finally resolved once he uploaded his scenario and another player achieved a rather cunning victory. I had sent the game's legendary creator Sid Meier a few questions via email, and he replied yesterday afternoon. I had wondered if the player at some point would conceivably hit a wall. "We're not really sure," said Sid. "There's no way we could have tested for this, so it was a surprise to us." You can read the rest of our brief exchange here.

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