Originally posted by Twelvefield:Never* play Settler level. The AI gets too many restrictions and wyou will learn too many bad habits. Really good advive but also remember to use advanced settings. Choose a map type that suits your Civ, lower or increase resources and city states plus choose the Civ's you play against. Then, once you have mastered a few games doing this, start to play with random settings to challenge yourself. Most of all have fun.