The begin with a small tribe and the will to build a great civilization. Expand your farms and mines to gain the resources to build your cities. Because this lays the groundwork for technological advancements, better governments, and great wonders. Choose wise leaders whose legacy will lead your people to greatness, Strengthen your army to protect your borders and to expand your territory. And shape history with your political skill. A strong economy, advanced technology, happy citizens, enlightened government, a strong military – your civilization needs to do well in many areas. You may excel in some, but you should not fall behind in others. Therefore you have to adjust your strategy to the opportunities the game offers. Because your rivals will seek advantages through wars and politics, you must keep your defenses up. But don’t neglect the fine things in life. Because the civilization with the most influential culture wins.