very helpful. I won't get it to run on my 2016 macbook either. will now try my 2014 mac pro. if it fails i will try to get a refund.
Usually Spore runs better on the older mac as on the new ones.
I play it on a MBP 2016 with High Sierra. Have you tried the tips already inside here from the FAQ for Mac!
Try these steps first to clear up any problems you may have when connecting to an EA game.
Reset, update, or link your account information.