Cradle of Civilization is a 2-7 player game which blends Diplomatic, Military, and Economic mechanisms to produce an exciting game system for both the casual gamer and the experienced hobbyist. Players control the destinies of the world's major cultures from 800 B.C. onwards. Each turn lasts 100 years, with players controlling the Armies and Economies of their respective Civilizations. By utilizing skillful diplomacy and military strategy a player can achieve world-wide pre-eminence for his Civilization.