I have often loved to play Civilization 3 or 4 with my friends during LAN-parties.
But just now, I installed Civ 5 on the Linux laptop I name ‘Klystron’, by way of “Steam”.
I am absolutely thrilled, that everything works.
I chose a bigger Civilization 5 package out of two, mine including “Civilization V: Brave New World” as well as “Civ V: Wonders Of The Ancient World”.
So now I would hypothetically also be ready to contribute this laptop, to possible future LAN parties again.
I have a friend who suggested, that Civ 5 is actually good, contrarily to what certain other people said. I value his judgment.