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? There are lots of forests, plant life, and animals for food and shelter.
  2. What is the relationship between the growth of Technology, Money, and Research? The more money you have, the more advanced technology you can have. therefore, you research is probably more accurate
  3. What can your team conclude from the passing of years and growth within a civilization? Civilizations can be strong, and last for many years. Or can be defeated very easily.
  4. What encourages trade routes to be constructed? Faster trade, more gold, more tax for the government. 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? The first civilization to build the wonder, will most likely get more credit. 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? Global domination.
  7. What is the relationships between religion and the type of government? Different types of governments enforce different religions.
  8. How does Sid define Civics?
  9. Why is slavery an option to be used? It was before slavery was banned. What purpose does it serve in this simulation? The slaves help you build things that need multiple men to build. 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?

We are now in our second time in the American Revolution. We are getting creamed by the british. We want to actually win a battle with the british. We want to get ahead in the points. We also would like our group to be quiet to get double points. We also want to get some ships so we can attack from the sea.

We finally won a battle. Now were trying to take their city called ft. pitt. Our guy just failed. Another fail. Just made a cottage to create gold. Made our first ship. He died. We are now building castles in all our cities. We just built another ship. We are getting killed. Our score just dive bombed. They keep killing us. And there goes our city. Oops theres another one. We lost.

Ya we lost. King george was just too strong. Our people had terrible guns. They couldn't shoot the broad side of a barn. Plus it was a score victory. We would have come back but he killed us every time we tried to take their cities. There was no chance we were going to win because they could and did kill us at will. In the end they had an unfair advantage.

11/12 We want to clear all of the british ships from our part of the sea .That means we have to destroy 3 ships. We would also like to destroy the british's smaller settlements such as york and destroy. We also want to level up the cities such as Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore. We also want to build ships to take sea advantage.

Richmond is starting to burn to the ground. Not anymore we just stopped them. The british have blocked off our sea entrance so we have to fight through them. We keep dying. Deja vu. Wilmington's on fire. YES! We just took the brit's biggest city Boston.Now we're ahead. And then we just died 2 in a row. The french just decided to join us and it said we have to win. Now the spanish joined us. We now have to win because it's 3 countries on 1. Dangit they took boston back but it's much lower and on fire.

Ok in the end we stole boston and then brits stole it back. We did happen to take it down by 5 levels though so it was good. We took the lead and then the brits took it back. We still haven't got any ships out into the open because they barricaded us in with ships. We actually did pretty decent.

11/30 We want to go ahead of the brit's in the points and takeover some of their smaller cities. Then we want to create bigger ships and sink some of the british ships in the american waters. Get more fighting units so we can take over their cities and upgrade some other units to help us win some battles. Also we want to get more workers so we can build up our cities to be better. After that we will build some other buildings to make our cities even bigger and better.

They just sank our ship because it is so tiny and their ship was huge. June 1778, british forces approached colonial cities so the local militia would rise up and repel the invaders.We just killed two brits when they tried to attack new york city but then they killed two of our men until one man shot and killed two in a row. July, 1778-The british would regularly receive new units from Europe to reinforce the land and naval forces already present in the colonial theater of war. New land and naval units appear near Halifax. we just got two new workers and made one of the workers build a cottage.

we are about to fight a brit and we just won the fight because our man was healthier than theirs because he had recently been in a fight. we just killed a brit soldier that was trying to burn down our city and another that was in the woods around our city. we tried to get our little ship out farther in the ocean away from the british ships but they followed us and shot us until it sank. we are going to trade with king Carlos but he doesn't want to trade anything so we exited out. we have not yet built any ships, I don't know why though, we will the next time we have the opportunity. we just built two privateers so we have accomplished our goals. We still have started going down in points though so we have to fix that next time.

12/7 We want to get some of the frigates that the british has. We want to expand our population. We also want to conquer one of their cities. We also want to build a new cities. We also want to get closer to electricity. We also want to get ahead in points.

Oh there goes our ship. June 1778, While there were those who wished to split from Britain, there were others who remained loyal to the crown and were willing to fight in its favor. +1 British loyalist Irregular appears near Albany. That puts us at a disadvantage. July, 1778 The British would regularly receive new units from Europe to reinforce the land and naval forces already present in the Colonial Theater of war. New land and naval units appear near Halifax. That puts us at a disadvantage in numbers. They just took New York City. King Carlos just joined us so we sent him to attack Boston. October, 1778, While there were those who wished to split from Britain, there were others who remained loyal to the crown and were willing to fight in its favor. +1 British Loyalist Irregular appears near Philadelphia. Same disadvantage as before. July 1779, The British would regularly receive new units from Europe to reinforce the land and naval forces already present in the Colonial theater of war. New land and naval units appear near Halifax. Same as before. August 1779, In August 1779 the Colonies offered terms of peace to Britain-demanding full independence, all British troops to leave former-Colonial soil and unimpeded access to the Mississippi River and trade from it. Britain rejected these terms, believing that victory was still in their grasp. First frigate we build and it dies in its first battle. Our little private just killed the frigate! And then he died. And we lost.

We did terrible. We officially lost by score to King George. We had gotten an alliance with the spanish and french and they started doing something but it wasn't much. He destroyed us and we couldn't do anything. Their ships prevented any water based attack.


We want to take over more places, get more ships, and we want to place first. Mr. Fullerton said we have to shut up, so we want to do that too. We will take over more places by winning battles and upgrading our fighting units. To get more ships we will choose to make privateers when we have the opportunity, and to be in first place we will have to try really hard, because King George is winning by almost one hundred.

When British forces approached colonial cities, the local Militia would often rise up to help to repel invaders...This will help our city defenses.

The British would regularly receive new units from Europe to reinforce the land and naval forces already present in the Colonial theater of war..This means they will have better attacking methods, and more troops.

March 1779, AD, while there were those who wished to split from britain, there were others who remained loyal to the Crown and were willing to fight in its favor. +1 british loyalist irregular appears near philadelphia.

April 1779 ad, when british forces approached colonial cities the local militia would often rise up to help repel the invaders. +1 colonial militia appears near baltimore.

we have fought some british soldiers but we only won two or three out of seven or eight. And we have built a few privateers and frigates to help the battle on the ocean. right now we are upgrading our continental soldiers to help them with their power against units with firearms. we just a fight to a british soldier and they took over philadelphia, which in turn won him a score victory.

we just declared war on king carlos the third and king louis because we wanted to so we could fight more people. we have also lost the game so there is absolutely no point in trying anymore. we just lost another battle and now have fallen farther behind in the points.

We lost..................................