One Sentence Synopsis: If Sim Ant got an official board game, it might look pretty close to this.
I’ve always had a fascination with ants and their industriousness, their order and organization, and their construction abilities. I had multiple small, kid-friendly ant farms growing up. You know the ones I mean: a small, thin rectangle of plastic with a bit of sand in-between two plates, and a nice little vial of chilled ants that, once returned to room-temperature, would work away heartily for a few weeks constructing a small network of tunnels before you’d start finding them curled up deceased on top of the nest where their surviving compatriots had lovingly dumped them. I had dreams of having the huge, self-sustaining ant farms some museums have, and I even came close to having a more modest version when I found a fledgling queen and her drones one summer. Alas, it was not meant to be, and I had to turn to Maxis’s Sim Ant to satiate my ant-mania. Continue reading