A strategy game in which the player builds a civilization from scratch, starting in the Ancient Era.

Duration: 20+ min
Number of players: 1
Material: PC / Consoles

Short description

Civilization is an economic turn-based strategy game (and/or resource management game) in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Become Ruler of the World by establishing and leading a civilization from the Stone Age to the Information Age. Wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance your culture, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known.

Educational Value

Develop and practice:

  • conceptual and strategic knowledge around how civilizations develop
  • resource management in the urban planning
  • geography while reading maps and developing conceptual understanding of space
  • history and the corresponding relevant vocabulary or snippets like people, places and events
  • macroeconomics and personal finance
  • national defense
  • politics and diplomacy
  • environmental science and climate change (expansion pack)

Recommendation for use

  • Bear in mind that this can be a difficult game where there is a lot of reading required (Civilopedia).
  • Transfer of knowledge needs to be guided by the educator.