Planets Sociology

I’ve played many different PC games over the last 30 years, including “Master of Orion”, “Civilization”, “X-Com” and others. These were excellent games, but now collect dust on my bookshelf, only to be played every few years out of a sense of nostalgia. Why am I forever hooked on Planets, and what makes it different from the rest?

In my opinion it’s the devoted Continue reading


Managing a Large Empire

Part of your reward for a well-played early game can be ownership of 100 planets, 100 ships, and 50 starbases. Good job! But managing these assets takes a lot of time, and if you’re like me you enjoy playing four or five games as different races to keep things interesting, and the homework can get overwhelming. In this article, I’ll show how I manage Continue reading