1. What does a “settler” represent in the general expansion of civilizations in history? Who do you think were the "settlers" in America?
  2. Why start with a settler and not a warrior in the game?
  3. What does the phrase "fog of war" mean in the game? What do you think is its meaning in real life?
  4. The character known as a scout in the game explores the surrounding countryside. What are the equivalents of scouts in real life through out history?
  5. What is the importance of cultural development in a civilization?
  6. Explain how the many characters created contribute to the growth of the civilization and not a single one.
  7. What is the growth evolution of a hut?


1. The settler represent the city. We think the settlers in America were the pilgrims.
2. Start with a settler, since they create the city.
3. "Fog of War" mean undiscovered area, When your in a war you don't know the area well.
4. Scouts represent explorers.
5. So, you have lots of culture, you can also let new cultures in. Through out history it's important to preserve your culture.
6. The settler start the civilization, the warriors protect the civilization, scouts explore unknown land, workers uphold the civilization.
7. We believe that the growth evolution of a hut is the hut would change into a cottage and the cottage into a house.



  1. Sid suggests that a new City be placed where there is an abundance of Food, Production, and Gold. Using your knowledge from previous years, why do you think European's early settlers, chose the America's to begin settles?
  2. What is the relationship between the growth of Technology, Money, and Research?
  3. What can your team conclude from the passing of years and growth within a civilization?
  4. What encourages trade routes to be constructed? What can you deduce then about the Silk Road, and maritime routes, and modern routes like wagonway, railway, our current highway networks?
  5. Sid stated that civilizations often race each other to be the first to build a particular Wonder, why? What are your team's thoughts concerning a the wonders already built in real civilizations?
  6. It's not too early to being to think about how you might want to WIN when you begin playing the game. Which type of win does your team believe to be the best rout to go?
  7. What is the relationships between religion and the type of government?
  8. How does Sid define Civics?
  9. Why is slavery an option to be used? What purpose does it serve in this simulation? Does it justify why slavery was used through out history, and even still used today?
  10. Decades, even centuries pass by before a civilization acquires new technologies and advanced civics - why do you think it takes so long?



1) The early Europeans chose the Americas because the land was rich in resources.
2) The relationship between Technology, Money, and Research are that they're all evolving and changing.
3) The civilization grows as the years go by.
4) We needed to get resources back to our city. Silk roads were the first known trading routes and were made to connect the western and eastern world. Maritime routes were many kilometers away, and modern routes like wagon and railway are made to get from city to city.
5) Civilizations race each other because they want to be the first to make history.
6) We believe that the space race wold be the best way to win.
7) If you pick a certain type of government the you wont have freedom of religion.
8) Sid defines civics by letting us start our own civilization and helping us understand what's best for the people who live in it. E.x. what to research.
9) Slavery is an option in this game because it was an option in history. It's used in the game because it was used in the past.
10) Decades take such a long time because we're evolving through technology, money and research


  1. What civilization did you choose and why?
  2. Are you leaning more towards defense or cultural development and growth?
  3. As you encountered other civilizations, did you establish trade or go to war? Was is the on going consequence of this decision?
  4. What type of government did your team decide to obtain? What were the choices? What are the differences between them all?


1. Because germans have good military power.
2. We're leaning more towards defense.
3. As we encountered other civilizations we established a trade.
4.We chose a monarchy because we don't want anarchy.

11-1-10


We are going take the cities from the north to the south. We plan to do this by upgrading our military. We also plan on creating lots of troops and fortifying cities near the Americans. Next we are going to ship troops to the south and attack from the north and south. Lastly, we are going to create lots of troops and attack Philadelphia.

First we took all the northern cites. Then we created a lot of troops to protect our cities. Then we built a hospital to help heal our troops. Next we took all the weak cities so that we could create a bigger army. With our army we then went to take New York. Currently we are moving troops in to fight New York.

In effect we gained five troops. In addition we gained two cities, but at the cost of losing a lot of troops. Our military is rapidly growing, likewise with our hospital. So far, we’ve made it to April if 1777 AD.


11-8-10

Today we plan to declare war on King Carlos III. Also we want to continue to try to take over the American cities. Currently, we’re directing our efforts at New York City. We’re going to try to use our ships to take down specific cities that are near the shore.

We kept using our ships to weaken New York City and Baltimore’s Defense. Then, we tried to build up our military. After we weakened New York City’s defense we moved all of the ships used to degrade NY to Baltimore. After that we decided to try and take down Philadelphia.

In effect we took over the city of Mobile. Also, we took New York City. Then, we went to Baltimore and took over that city and surrounded Philadelphia. Next time, we plan to take over King Carlos.


11-23-10

Today we started to take down Philadelphia’s defense. After we found that Baltimore had no defense what so ever, we looked at our options. We decided to leave Philadelphia for later, and lower the defense of Norfolk. Then, the Americans were spotted near one of our cities, we took them out successfully.

Our tactic to try and take out Baltimore didn’t work out so well. But with a little persistence we took over Baltimore. We thought about taking Philadelphia, but decided they were too strong and kept attacking the defensive power of Norfolk.

Attacking Norfolk didn’t go as planned. Never did we exactly try our best to take over Norfolk. Everyone’s attention was centered our attention at Philadelphia’s defense while protecting ourselves against King Carlos and King Louis XVI. In the end, we had a victory by score. In total it took us an hour and fifty six minutes. We captured tons of cities and still heading south when we won, going back to our original plan of taking cities from north to south. Our main obstacle was capturing Philadelphia!



12-2-10

We are on are second game but it is on a more difficult level. We are Great Britain again and we have a lot smaller cities now. We are planning on doing the same strategy as last time. It is to go from the north to the south and take all of the small cities. This plan worked last time because we took all of the small cities and then we surrounded the larger cities and then took all of them. Also we are going to try and get lots of money so that we can hurry production of our soldiers. This is important because it will give us more soldiers to take over the larger cities.

In November of 1775, the colonies approved a measure to found a navy. The young Colonial navy wrecked havoc among the British merchant shipping which caused headaches for the British. When British forces approached the Colonial cities the local militia would rise up and fight off the invaders. In January of 1776 Thomas Paine, a Colonial writer, published his famous pamphlet ‘Common Sense’ which became a bestseller. His inspirational words caused a surge in support for the Colonial cause. In May of 1776 the Colonial cause received a much-needed boost when France pledged one million dollars in arms and ammunitions. Spain also promised to support the rebels against the British. Additionally, the Continental Congress approved a measure to allow the colonies to form provincial governments.

We started out our game by taking the small cities that we had surrounded. We also had to defend Boston from an enemy attack. The first city we took was Portland. We went after this first because we had it surrounded by our cities and it was easy to move our troops there. Next we went over and invaded Albany from all of our cities around it. While we were invading Albany, the American Colonies went to York and took it from our control. When we saw that they captured York, we went over and tried to retake it from the colonies.

12-15-10

To start off, we surrounded our ships around Portland. We want to continue our plans of taking cities from the north to the south. By August of 1775 one colonial militiaman appeared. Almost right away, we’d annihilated him. After contemplating whether or not we should change our strategy, we’d taken over Portland. We’d noticed the Americans surrounding our capital city of Boston. When ending a turn, a battle was started and we won with ease.

Again, the American colonies were spotted near Boston. By November of 1775 AD the continental congress approved a motion by the Colonial navy. The navy wrecked the British merchant shipping. Two Colonial Privateers appear in New York City. In Boston, the population of citizen was unhappy; we decided to change our production. In January of 1776 AD Thomas Paine wrote his best seller “Common Sense.” In April 1776 AD the British approached Colonial cities.

By May 1776 AD the colonies received funding from France. Also the continental congress approved the measure to allow colonies to form a provincial government. When trying to take over Albany our attempts were in vain.

12-23-10

We kept with our old strategy of taking cities starting from the north and going south. After declaring war with King Carlos III our guard was up by our cities near New Orleans and St. Louis. We planned to surround Albany with as many units as we could to get ready to take over that city. Also, we kept declining New York City’s defense. Later on, we noticed that Albany’s defense was at +20% and we had a small chance at winning.

Later in the game we made peace with King Carlos III. We tried making trades with him yet he refused. From then on, our game went fairly slowly.