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Dunno about Mahjong being a strategy game as much as a gambling game, but yeah, the Chinese got to most things first.
I don't really know much about the history, but isn't Riichi Mahjong the version that made it a gambling game, or has it always been a gambling game???
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post #32 of 39
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Father of computer strategy games, I believe that title belongs to Warcraft.
Warcraft was very similar to Dune 2, which preceded it.
Edited by lordikon - 5/12/11 at 8:06pm
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post #33 of 39
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Mahjong is said to have been invented in 500 B.C. Although accounts are questionable. Wikipedia says the first written accounts of it are from the 1800's so probably not.

I'm pretty sure we are talking about video games though...
Go was definitely invented over 2000 years ago by the chinese in 3rd century BC. Whether it was before or after Mahjong I have no idea.
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Imma let you finish Sid. But master of magic was the best turn based strategy game of all time. OF ALL TIME.

Whoa. That brings back memories. That was the one with like 8 floppy discs to install right? Had the two planes to fight in? If that's the one then that was one of my favorite games back in the fat. I actually found my old floppy discs the other day. Now I just need a floppy drive on one of my computers.....
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From flicking through this thread, I have learnt one thing

Sid Meir's is one subject OCN unite's on, and bow's down to

I don't like his type of game's, but more importantly, I can say I don't dislike the games, and I respect just how much effort he has poured into the games industry

I don't play his games, yet I hold him very high in the people fighting the good fight for gaming. Thats amazing
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Best one was Call to Power. Why? Space colonies and sea colonies. Leetsauce.
^this I also liked the beyond the sword expansion for CIV 4. The space mod was like a brand new game.
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13461819]That's not a Sid Meier game.
Civlization: Call to Power was a Sid game, but they remade it as Call to Power 2, without Sid or the Civ moniker, and removed afew units from the game but improved the gameplay, interface, etc.
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Sid games so awesome. I played them from the original sid meiers pirates. So much fun.

I loved the premise of Alpha Centauri and the gameplay aside from the planet that gets super pissed.

What I would like to see is a mesh between civilization 5 and alpha centauri. A way to either play one or the other or actually continue on in the game. Basically you build your ship and launch then start to colonize alpha. At this point you could choose to end the game or go with your travelers and colonize space. This would also mean that some of the civs from Earth would make the journey at some point and compete against you as well. Could have a trade setup with your main base on Earth and possibly get supplies or something.

adding the water colonies back in would be great as well. loved those so much.

Anyway great games Sid excellent designer.
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Civlization: Call to Power was a Sid game, but they remade it as Call to Power 2, without Sid or the Civ moniker, and removed afew units from the game but improved the gameplay, interface, etc.
Neither of them are Sid Meier games.
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