Civilization: The Board Game from Fantasy Flight Games is no mere global Monopoly, no svelte Catan. It is a complicated affair and one that's not so easy to capture on video.

The game came out in November, but I'd not seen it played until this weekend at PAX East. One of Fantasy Flight's employees was kind enough to give me a brisk nine-minute explanation of how you play the game.

Civ: The Board Game appears to be as impressively nuanced as the video game original. Anyone in the comments section play it and want to tell us whether it holds up?