I just got my copy of Civilization V today. It is about the only video game that still appeals to me...but it is EXTREMELY appealing. I'm just finding my way around this iteration, but it seems to emphasize complex combat more than other versions. The map is now made up of hexes instead of squares, and zones of control have been brought back. Also, they got rid of religion in favor of some other cultural constructs that I'm just starting to look at.
Anyway, I'm thinking chess will be taking a backseat to world culture and conflict for the next month or so.