@MrMelGibson FFVI is one of my favorites, along with Chrono Trigger. :P I spent too much time being a cheapskate in FF VI and using Wall Rings + Invisibility on 80% of the enemies in the World of Ruin.
Thank you for all the responses so far. I've read them all! Keep them coming!
My fallback video game has been Civilization V for a long time.
What I love most about the game is that it has that Fresh-Game/New-Game feel each start we load a new map. The Exploration is amazing in both... playing the game, as well as curiosity causing players to learn about the leaders and civilizations they play as.