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. A settler represents a person that is put in an area to build or start a civilization.

2. A settler's skills can allow him to start a civilization and build it up, as a warriors skills allow him to fight.

3. "Fog of War" is the virtual land colored black that you haven't yet explored. In real life it means the land further out than you can see.

4. The scout in the game is equivalent to real life explorers and surveyors.

5. The importance of cultural development is a way your civilization can become well known and popular for their unique culture.

6. The warrior killed the lion, the settler built the cities, the scout explored tribal villages and explored unknown land.

7. The growth evolution of a hut is ...

Week 3

  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 settle here?
  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. Europeans early settlers chose areas with a large amount of supplies. The food is for feeding your large civilization. The gold for trading and for purchasing needed supplies. The fast production is for making and building shelter for all of the people in your civilization.

2. The relationship between Technology, Money, and Research is that to extend your knowledge of technology it takes lots of concentration and research to be able build or invent any new technology. Once you invent or create something new you can sell it to other civilizations for a profit.

3. It takes a large amount of time to be able to conclude your research for new inventions, build a village and farms, and for the population to grow large enough to fit the large village area.

4. Trade routes are constructed to have easier passages to reach the countries you'll be trading with. The Silk Road was made so that there was a marked route across the continents, instead of just traveling through the wilderness. Maritime routes were built near large bodies of water so that imports could be sent to countries from port locations. More modern roadways were built not just to transport products and resources, but people as well.



  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. We chose the Germans because they have the ability to produce extensive technology such as tanks.

2. Our group is basing our civilization more towards growth and development. We wish to have a thriving nation that also has the ability to defend themselves.

3. Our group has encountered two other countries: Egypt, Persia, England, and India. WIth The Incas, Mongolia, India, Egypt, and Persia we have decided not to go to war. With England we decided (as the game quotes) that their head would look good on the end of a pole. The down side to establishing trade is that... *[haven't got that far]*

4. Our Group chose Monarchy. There really were no other options.


Our strategy for this game is to build defenses as the Americans. Some defenses we use is defending our cities from the british and when we find an opening we can attack. Another strategy is we plan to become allies with Spain because Spain does not like England. If we make allies with the French and Spanish we can definitely eliminate England from our country.

  1. Philadelphia
  2. Albany
  3. Richmond
  4. Charlestown
  5. Portland
  6. Savannah
  7. New York City
  8. Baltimore
  9. Norfolk
  10. Charlotte
  11. Wilmington
  12. Ft. Augusta

Questions for American Revolution- 11/5/10

1. What do we what to accomplish?

Our goal is to make friends (allies) with the French and the Spanish. We aren't completely sure of this goal, as we are thinking of attacking the Spanish for extra power. We would also gain extra land and cities. This we help us reach our other goal- to conquer the British. Conquering cities that belong to the British will also help. So far we have conquered Boston, Ft. Pitt, and Philadelphia (all British cities). Our group also would like to build ships for travel and war. Being military aware, gaining only that will help us win the war, is one of our strategies.

2. What have you accomplished in the past?

Last time we played the Revolution we started the game. We quickly decided to attack Fort Pitt, as they did not have much defense. We also tried to build up our navy because since the British already have many frigates. We tried to start out conservatively and bide our time until our units were created. We also tried to keep at least one unit on each city for defense. If anyone would attempt to take the city, it would slow them down until we sent reinforcements.

3. What will your group do in the future?

We have decided not to declare war on Spain. We also want to continue building our navy. The British get ships frequently, and it is also a way to reduce city defense. We are also working on getting cavalry. We can move faster to locations we need to fortify or reinforce with these units. Obviously, we want to win the war. We want to keep conquering more cities, and defend our own. One city we especially want to defend is Savannah. We have been in and out of power in that city, and definitely seizing control will increase our unit growth.


1. What do we want to accomplish?
Today, we want to win the Revolutionary War. We plan on doing this because it is not very difficult, and they don't have many cities left. They only have 10 cities, while we have around fifteen. We also think that they don't enough ships to conquer our port cities. Another objective of ours is to capture Montreal and Detroit quickly in the process of defeating the British. We are trying to develop Cavalry, especially in the North, because they move quickly. A major city we will have to defend is Boston, because we have a lot of people there and they have been after the city for a long time. Fort Augustine and Savannah will also be heavily defended.
2. What have you accomplished in the past?
A lot of attacks have been held off at Boston. We have had a lot of domination of the British near the port cities, especially Philadelphia. We just recently gained Boston, and we expanded our domination in the South. The British briefly took Savannah, but we gained it back quickly. We tried to negotiate with King Carlos, but he is still very cautious.We developed a few more ships, which helped us take out a lot of the British frigates. We started out with 73 turns left today, and so far we expect to advance to around 65 turns by the end of today.
3. What will your group do in the future?
We expect to win the war either today or the next time we play Civ. We also want achieve power ups with our soldiers, because the British have been powering up. It would also be helpful for us to get more frigates to keep our domination of the port cities consistent. Montreal and York are the places where we want to send our guys to take over the cities. Another attack maneuver we use is attacking the British ships. We do this sporadically and when the ships are threatening our cities or other frigates and privateers. These tactics will all help us finish the war.


1. We lost Portland last time we played, so one aim of ours is to take it back. We have mounted attacks against this city, but we have only weakened them slightly. Now we wish to mount a full scale attack, sending many of our units up the coast to the city. Eventually they will not have enough people to defend the city, even if they send support from other cities. We also want to mount an attack on Ft. Vicennes, a small city to the west of the map. This city does not have much defense, and if we send enough units, dominating this will be simple.

2. Now the British are winning in the points. Although we didn't have many attacks sent against us, we still lost many battles we created ourselves. Some of these were not though out attacks, but just took random shots at the opposition. Things had been pretty quiet, but then Boston was overtaken. We did not see it coming, they just snuck one or two of their strong units down the coast and took over. I think it was easy for them to take Boston because in early 1779, a Loyalist Supporter unit deployed right there as they moved in with ships. This unit has defended Boston and fought off all attacks to this point. Then, in August, more units came as regular reinforcements in the northern part of the map. There was a pop-up that said the colonists tried to get peace but the British refused.

3. We expect to lose the war the next time we play Civ. Even though we expect to lose this war, we want to achieve protecting our cities and frigates. Also, we are not the best at this game.