Week 2
  1. What does a “settler” represent in the general expansion of civilizations in history? Who do you think were the "settlers" in America? A: A settler represents general expansion because settlers are defined as people who set out to explore and settle in unknown areas. The settlers of America were the europeans that came to America in the early 1600's. When these settlers came to America, they settled and started small towns which eventually expanded into colonies.
  2. Why start with a settler and not a warrior in the game? A: A settler has all the tools necessary to start a civilization, while a warrior only has weapons. Also, a warrior knows how to fight, not to begin a colony.
  3. What does the phrase "fog of war" mean in the game? What do you think is its meaning in real life? A:
  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? A: Explorers are the equivalent to scouts in the game. Throughout history, explorers ventured into unknown areas, like the scouts. As those areas were discovered, they were settled and turned into colonies.
  5. What is the importance of cultural development in a civilization? A: The more cultures that are in a civilization, the more chances there are for trade, development, and expansion
  6. Explain how the many characters created contribute to the growth of the civilization and not a single one. A: If the expansion of a civilization depended on one man, it would never develop. You need many men, with all different skill sets, like; black smith, warriors, scouts, and settlers.
  7. What is the growth evolution of a hut?

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 settles? A: Europeans chose to settle in America because of the abundance of minerals and resources. Originally, Europeans came looking for gold, but when they arrived, they found much more valuables like silk and other delicacies.
  2. What is the relationship between the growth of Technology, Money, and Research? A: The growth of technology, Money, and research go hand in hand with each other. You need money to start your research, and through research you come up wit new technology. With the money received from that technology, you can start new research for new technology.
  3. What can your team conclude from the passing of years and growth within a civilization? A: We conclude that over many years and generations, a civilization grows and expands to become bigger and bigger, and bigger.
  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? A: Trade routes are constructed when
  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? A: We believe that wonders show the civilizations culture. Wonders show the uniqueness of a civilization through construction.
  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? A: We would like to win with attaining the highest possible culture standard.
  7. What is the relationships between religion and the type of government? A: The type of religion in
  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? A: Slavery is an option to use because it allows you to choose whether you do the work, or others do the work. This option does not justify why slavery was used throughout history though. It serves a purpose in the simulation by allowing you to complete the work faster.
  10. Decades, even centuries pass by before a civilization acquires new technologies and advanced civics - why do you think it takes so long? A: It takes so long because resources don't just pop up in an instance. It takes a while to find resources that solve the problem through research.

  11. What civilization did you choose and why? A: We chose the Japanese Empire because we believe that the Japanese are one of the most technologically advanced empires. We believe with time, this civilization will prosper the most.
  12. Are you leaning more towards defense or cultural development and growth? A: We are leaning more towards defense because in case of certain events, we want to be protected from any harm or trouble.
  13. As you encountered other civilizations, did you establish trade or go to war? Was is the on going consequence of this decision? A: We have decided to make peace with every civilization we have encountered so far so that we avoid wars and violence.
  14. What type of government did your team decide to obtain? What were the choices? What are the differences between them all?

Week 6

1 In the American Revolution there was Great Britian the English Colonists, Native Americans and the French. The colonies in the new continent that were occupied by colonists military soldiers were Virginia, Philadelphia, Boston and Delaware. Our strategy for the game will be to strategically overcome the American colonists with force, such as an ambush. We will carefully watch every step we take, to predict possible outcomes.

2 We started the game, and immediately we moved most of our forces down the east coast. We decided to keep our forces at bay, and to just occupy the area until further decision. So far, nothing important has really happen to our civilization.

3 Our outcome today was positive. We took a good step forward for our first day, and we will further our progress next time. We will continue to move down the east coast until we occupy every city, and overpower them. Overall we feel we picked a good strategy to start off with, but we will see if we will prevail.

Week 7

1. Today our objective is to further move down the map and conquer the Americans. In the real Revolutionary war, the British's strategy was divide and conquer. They made many bases in the northern colonies, and moved south with units to bring the fight to the americans.

2. As the game progressed, we moved our ships and spread them near the american colonies on the coast. We also took our british regulars and attacked american minuteman and soldiers. We also visited each of our cities, and added things to them like barracks, hospitals, coliseums, and walls. We hope by creating these things, we can further our culture and also help us get an edge in the war.

3. As we finished, we thought it was a pretty good day at this station. We felt accomplished because we stuck to our game-plan, which was to move down the east coast and to attack the american colonies. This week went a lot better then last week because this week our plan actually worked. We plan to stay with this game-plan for next week too in hopes that we will do well again.

Week 8

1.) Our strategy last week worked very well. We moved all of our navy units down the coast to bombard the American colonies. So far it seems that the Americans do not have a tactic to stop us, and we will continue our attacks until they prove they cn stop our attacks.

2.) Time and time again we had our ships bombard the colonies. We also formed an alliance with Spain. We agreed with King Carlos III open borders and ended a feud between our two countries. We also started making more people like German mercenaries, and men with cannons.

3.) Today was a successful day because we attacked more cities and brought their healths down, and we also made an alliance with Spain. On the scoreboard we are leading the Americans by 22 points, but we believe that we need to further the lead to put us in a comfortable lead. Honestly, we think that we are in good control of the game at this point, and as of now we control our fate.

Week 9

1.) As in weeks past, we will bombard the American colonies. We will move our toughest ship, the Ship of the Line, down the coast to the weakest city, Savannah. As soon as Savannah's defense is down to 0%, we will attack with our British regulars.

2.) We weakened Savannah down to 0% and started sending our regulars from Pensacola and St. Augustine. After a couple turns, they will reach the city and attack. But until then, we will attack New York with our German Mercenaries from Boston.

3.) We took over the city of New York and made it British territory with our German Mercenaries, and overcame Savannah with our British Regulars. Although, while we were making good progress, both Spain and France declared war on us. Going to war with these other two nations will serve a problem, but we need over come it anyway.

Week 10

1.) Today, we have devised a new game-plan. As of last week, we have been losing some of our points due to lack of intellect. We carelessly moved in our Regulars without checking their health. By doing that, we killed our Regulars, and lost the American colony Savannah that we had previously conquered. Frustrating as it was, it helped us realize how we need to devise plans before we head into action.

2.) We have decided that now we are going to revive and give our Regulars health back after a fight. We need them to be at full strength when we attack American soldiers. Also now that we are in war with Spain too, we are sending a fleet of ships to their colony New Orleans to bombard them too.
In the midst of our play, we reached February 1778. In February of 1778, the Persians extended their military help to the American militia. This is bad news for us as it strengthens the Americans forces. We need to devise plans in order to compensate with these problems.

3.) We did good today as we brought the defenses of New Orleans down, while at the same time went to combat with a French naval ship. We have a plan and will put it in to action next week when we play. We will do a trial and error style of format to test out or our plan.

Week 11

1.) Today we need to compensate with the fact that the French, Spanish, and Americans are at war with us. We need to spread our powers across the map and conquer smartly. We are moving our forces down from our furtherest north cities like Quebec and Halifax. Also, a French ship has appeared in the Atlantic Ocean, and poses a threat.

2.) We continued to bombard and attack our newfound enemies, Spain. We continued to move our new forces from Halifax southwards, and they are near Philadelphia right now. We plan to have them attack the surrounding colonies like Richmond and Baltimore. Also, the French ship has harbored right next to our colony of Boston. Boston is currently defenseless due to the fact that we have moved all our Regulars to Philadelphia.

3.) We played a smart game today. We decided and made our choices carefully as we placed Regulars and Cannons down the east coast. We also inched our Regulars towards the Spanish colonies. Our score dramatically improved as we started the day off with 145, and ended with 157 for today. I think we are doing exceptional.

Week 12

1.) Lately we have been gaining a lot of points by just creating many regulars and stationing them in our various cities to stand guard. We decided it would be best to create more forces to send at one time, then sending various forces and getting killed one at a time. It's working better and we are going to stick with our plan.

2.) We realized finally that you can put troops in ships and transport them to places! Now that we can do that, we can move our troops to the western territories like the Spanish colonies.

3.) We finished the day with 2 less points then we started with, but with our new plan, we will probably do better next time. We feel we are in a comfortable position to takeover some of the American colonies next time.