News for July 2013
An Updated FAQ
FAQ 2.0 for Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game is Now Online
Civilization | Published 10 July 2013

As great cities rise to dominate the landscape, armies clash in battle, and societies begin to take shape in Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game, it is only natural that questions should arise. What is the best way to lead a people to greatness? How best to defend from enemies? The time has come to reflect on what has been learned throughout the creation of a powerful civilization, and figure out what it means to be great in the context of history. Designer Lukas Litzsinger explains what will be covered in version 2.0 of the FAQ.

Greetings Civ players!

In anticipation of the release of the upcoming expansion Wisdom and Warfare, we have released a new FAQ that clarifies questions in both the base game and the Fame and Fortune expansion. You will find answers about great person cards, techs, culture events, and more. The timing of a battle turn has been established, and the loot rules that were introduced in the Fame and Fortune expansion have been included so that players with just the base game can use them. We have also issued some errata, the most important relating to two techs from the core game, and two cards from Fame and Fortune.

The first errata switches the coin on the Metal Casting to Railroad. This change makes Railroad a much more appealing level III tech, and Metal Casting is no longer the obvious choice that it was. The Fame and Fortune errata changes the "Leonidas" great person card to only function on defense, making it impossible to use him as an offensive weapon. "Leonidas" could single-handedly turn the tide of the game, with little recourse available to other players. Finally, the Endowment for the Arts investment card made a culture victory too fast in relation to the other victory paths. It has been changed to make it more difficult to get the culture discount early in the game, but it also takes fewer coins to get the full benefit of the card. Replacement Metal Casting, Railroad, Leonidas, and Endowment for the Arts cards are included in the Wisdom and Warfare expansion.

Finally, the advanced tiebreaker has been improved and moved to an "Advanced Variants" section. This section is perfect for experienced players who want less randomness in the game, and more control over its result. 

Thank you for playing Civilization!


Thanks Lukas! Download the FAQ (pdf, 5.8 MB) for Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game at our support page . Then, keep checking back here for more news about Civilization, including the upcoming Wisdom and Warfare expansion.

Designed by Kevin Wilson, Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game is inspired by the legendary computer game series created by Sid Meier. 2-4 players take on the roles of famous leaders in charge of historical civilizations, each with his or her own abilities. Players explore a module game board, build cities and buildings, fight battles, research powerful technology, and attract great people by advancing their culture. Choose your path to glory!

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