Civilization Board Game

How To Play Civilization

Civilization Game Rules (PDF Instructions)

2 - 6
Play Time
120 MIN
Civilization, the board game, is a game with a lot of interaction between the players and very little chances of being eliminated during the game. The object of the board game Civilization is to be the most balanced in areas such as cultural, economic, and political. The game winner of Civilization needs to maintain the best balance between the nomads, farmers, citizens, merchants, and adventurers.

Civilization starts at the Dawn of History and works through the years to the time of civilization between 8000 B.C. and 250 B.C. Civilization is not a war game, however some conflicts may be fought throughout the course of the game because of land shortage and rivalry. Play this Civilization board game today!
The game Civilization should come with the following components. These are based off of the original game and don't include components from any expansion packs or different editions.

  • You Should Have A Market Board
  • 6 Civilization Sheets
  • 6 Trade Dials
  • 6 Economy Dials
  • 6 Plastic Connectors
  • 6 Home Map Tiles
  • 14 Neutral Map Tiles
  • 12 City Markers
  • 24 Army Figures
  • 8 Scout Figures
  • 1 Russian Army Figure
  • 55 Square Combat Cards
  • 224 Small Cards
  • 12 Wonder Markers
  • 6 Culture Level Markers
  • 18 Great Person Markers
  • 28 Military Tech Markers
  • 49 Building Markers
  • 20 Hut Markers
  • 10 Village Markers
  • 12 Disaster Markers
  • 1 First Player Marker
  • 16 Market Resource Tokens
  • 90 Culture Tokens
  • 28 Wound Tokens
  • 75 Coin Tokens
  • 4 Reference Sheets
  • Official Civilization Game Rules And Instructions
How to Win
There are actually four different ways you can win Civilization: a culture victory, a tech victory, an economic victory and a military victory. See game rules for more details.
How to Win
Please keep in mind that the official Civilization rules and instructions could be different depending on the game version you have. The rules below are some of the exact directions that came in the original packaging and will teach you how to play Civilization. Download these original PDF game rules or print them for later use.

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Human Question:
Which game starts with the same letter as Mancala: Chess, Uno, Monopoly, Battleship or Rummycube

Aaron says:

This is a game for serious board gamers. You open the box and see all the contents and it looks more like a small figurine toy box. There are a lot of pieces and the rules are not the easiest to learn how to play. A very involved game. I watched a group play this and it looked very intense.
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