Game Description:History of the World is an extremely dedicated translation, in that what you get is a quick, competent version of the board game and little else, except some low-budget multimedia fare, a strong AI, and a useful play-by-email system. Fans of the original board game should find more than enough to make them happy. But on the other hand, if you are attracted to the title thinking this is going to be some sort of hard-core Civ-fest monster game, you might be in for a little disappointment. Make no mistake, this is one of the best translations of a board game I have seen. But in the end, this makes it a board game on a chip--and that, more than anything else, should guide your purchasing decision.