Oh lord I adored that back in the day. And dungeon master, while simpler, was even better!
There is an interesting parallel between EOTB and Civ, in that the square layout allows some interesting strategies or puzzles to be enabled that more sophisticated and freer movement systems don't. I usually prefer them for that reason.
And Civ 6 looks great, but as with most games, I'll wait until it drops to a sensible price. Previous versions have been fiendishly addictive for me