i am a 46 yr. old female and i love to play the expansion part of the game. it is the best computer game that i have ever played since my girls got me hooked on it. recently my step kids broke my disk...very mad about it. so i have to get a new one. i am now playing the empires in my head without the disk and can't wait to get the new one. this time it will stay in my room and i will be the ONLY one playing it.