A 2014 city-building strategy game, developed by Shining Rock Software for the PC. The game is about managing a small village and making sure all the villagers stay alive.

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Banished Chicken problem

First, I know I am late to the game but I have been searching online and found no answers to this question and I thank you for the replies (: So, the problem is I bought 6 chickens and none are ...
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When should I start to increase the size of population?

I was upset when I started this game that I barely manage to fill the resources so I created a new game, aiming to grow the number of resources and maintain a good supply for the families. However ...
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Clothing or stone houses for the winter?

I have my weather condition set to the second one (one level above Mild) then when the winter came, almost all the families are like freezing. It says that stone houses can provide hotter temp. but ...
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Why Pasture buildin is not Working in Banished

I'm playing to Banished, and I have build the Pasture to get some food from cows, but after build it, the pasture is not working. The message I get from the bulding is: Work disabled at this location ...
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Is it a good idea to dismiss traders as quickly as possible after trade?

The trading post has a "Dismiss" button that allows you to dismiss the trader after you're finished with the trade. Is it a good idea to always finish the trade as quickly as possible after the ...
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Which jobs have occupational hazards?

It seems that, in addition to dying of old age, workers can die randomly when occupying certain jobs. So far I've witnessed: Stonecutters crushed by rocks Foresters killed by falling trees ...
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Is the well in the market functional?

The market structure in Banished features a well in the middle of the building. It looks exactly the same as the well structure that can be constructed to help with firefighting in areas of the town ...
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What is happening to my food in Banished?

Whenever I build a farm in banished, and the farmers finish harvesting the food, where does it go? Because I see the farmers carrying bins/baskets of food away from the fields, but they do not go into ...
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Should a teacher be educated?

What effect (if any) does the teacher of a school being educated or not have? Will it slow the education rate? I know students typically become educated workers at the age of 17, but sometimes when ...
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How Quickly does the Soil Erode in Banished?

I read somewhere that planting the same crop over and over again will produce smaller yields overtime, but how do you know when to switch crops? Does it follow the same pattern as farming where they ...
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Banished Babies

On banished, the game about creating a village and surviving the seasons, I have encountered a problem with a massive lack of babies. Is there any easy way of stopping this other than destroying the ...
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Why do my villagers keep starving to death?

Here is my setup, and i have gone through 2 starvation cycles. I have plenty of food production sources, and my workers live close to their workplace, I have reassigned them as i expand. I don't get ...
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Is there an easy way to see the number of houses?

Since the number of houses (empty and occupied) is an important factor in managing population growth, this would be a useful piece of information to have at your fingertips. Unfortunately the Town ...
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Do Animals breed? [duplicate]

In Banished you can build pastures that hold either chicken, cows or sheep. If you have 2 or more of one of those animals, will they breed on their own, or is the only way to get more animals through ...
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How do you ensure your workers live near their jobs? [duplicate]

I've been playing off and on for a bit. I fully understand the "re-assign all" concept, and have used it many times before. Maybe I didn't really scrutinize hard enough in the past, but this time I ...
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Banished resolution & mouse issues

I want to play Banished. I have a Macbook Pro Retina display, and am running Windows 7 on Boot Camp. I have installed the game (not with Steam), and the first thing I noticed was that the ...
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If I deconstruct a house and rebuild it somewhere else do I lose materials?

When you deconstruct a building do you get back all of the resources used to construct it? When I start moving to Stone houses, would it be better (assuming I've got the Labor) to build a new house ...
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Having trouble getting beyond about 80 population in Banished

I've started maybe a dozen or so separate games of Banished and I always end up with major issues by the time I get to around 40-80 people. What tips can you offer or maybe you can tell me what I am ...
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Is replacing a dead worker chosen randomly?

In many guides you can read that you should place some buildings near working places (e.g. farmers). So when one farmer dies, he is replaced by one worker. Is then one of those workers chosen by ...
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Is it possible to have a stable small community?

I recently started a few new games where I can have about 30-50 people in my town. I got a stable economy with enough food and ressources. But about 30-40 people I always get the problem of having ...
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Is crop rotation actually necessary?

Is crop rotation necessary? I don't see any adverse effects from not rotating crops. I started this game on Easy. Is this feature not added into the game, or is it only necessary on harder ...
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How do you get to 100% Education

I have a 8 schools set up in the game, and the are always fully staffed. The Population is 475/47/54. I have had less population, and still the same results. However, I can't seem to get past about ...
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How do I properly place a mine?

I've expanded my city to the other side of the river, where there's a mountain. I assumed I would be able to build a mine on this mountain, but I cannot find a location around the mountain in which ...
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Show radiuses of other buildings

Is there a keyboard shortcut or ability to show the radius of other buildings (market, gathers, etc) while you are placing a new building? I haven't seen anything in the keyboard options and would ...
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How many vendors should I assign to my markets?

I started playing Banished again during this latest beta release. I was curious about vendors in the market. I didn't used to use the markets before, but I find it is a great storage facility and ...
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Crop growing speeds

Looking at this calculator, it doesn't differentiate between the different crop types. I read somewhere that the different crops grow at different speeds, but I can't find any definitive information ...
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Are farmers needed once the harvest is complete? [duplicate]

Once the harvest is in, is it necessary to keep settlers assigned to the Farmer job, or can I assign them to other jobs during winter?
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How to ensure the right workers are in the right houses?

I play Banished quite frequently. Reading other people's tips and reviews and the consensus is to not build houses too far away from each citizen's workplace. My question: Say for example I have all ...
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Do nomads in Banished wait?

In Banished, if you have a batch of nomads asking entry and do not want to deny them per se, but just wait a little bit to stabilize your existing population, will they wait? In other words, if you ...
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Early game food problems

Not so sure how well fishers work. I have had food problems since I started. I had half of my population fishing, people were dying left and right, and then I moved that up to 100% and they are all ...
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Do different diseases have different contagiousness / mortality rates?

My village suffered a few disease outbreaks throughout the years, and so far it's always been very easy to survive them — typically, only one or two citizens get the disease and they're quickly ...
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Banished - Old growth vs new growth Trees

Some Banished knowledge bases (I think the game for one) seem to imply that herbalist/gatherer likes old untouched forests to do their work, but a lot of people recommend a forester to keep a dense ...
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When low on food, should I sell beef to buy other cheaper foods?

My village has a lot of cattle and thus produces a lot of beef. Beef has a sell value of 3, and many (non-meat) foods have a value of 1. Is it a good idea to trade n units of beef to get 3n units of ...
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Why are my beans worth nothing now?

I spent a while trying to produce enough beans to keep my town fed while having a surplus which I could trade for other items. At first it was fine but when a ship came in with pumpkin seeds I ...
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Is a half-staffed foresters lodge just as efficient per worker as a fully staffed one?

If I have a forester's lodge with half his circle of influence covered by my city (or by mountains, water, etc) can I just staff it with 2/4 people and be confident that I'm getting the same output ...
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Why did my sheep die?

I had 7 sheep in a pasture. I moved them to a larger one, and they all proceeded to die until none remained. The pasture was worked, the slider was pushed all the way to right, and there was no ...
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Capacity limit for trade boats?

Sometimes I can't trade bigger amounts of goods because of a limit. What kind of limit is this? Do I have to comply with an overall value? Or is there something like a capacity (dimension, weight) ...
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Do citizens migrate closer to their workplace within the town?

By using the Path tool (F2, 7) I have found some laborers walking very long to eat at home or to warm up in winter. If I build a house close to a Quarry or a Mine, will Stonecutters or Miners move ...
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How to maintain reproduction?

I have created a city with everything fine. more than 12k food left, enough firewood etc. and health and happiness at 5. The problem is my population. I have around 10 stone houses and had a ...
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How to destroy an empty Quarry?

How can I destroy a Quarry where no Stonecutter is working anymore (0% of stones remaining)? Can I reuse this footprint for something else, like a fish pond or a stock pile?
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Banished citizens don't marry and/or split up

I'm on my second attempt trying to lead the poor people to success. My first village died off from old age, this time everything is just perfect. Except for one thing: My villagers hate each other. ...
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Will foresters clear stone and iron?

If I place a forester hut in an area with lots of stone and iron, will the foresters assigned clear iron and stone in their radius to make room for planting saplings?
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How to get chickens from trading post to one of my empty pastures?

I have two empty pastures with the maximal size of 20x20 tiles. Then I traded 6 chickens. None of this chickens have ever found the way to the prepared pastures. a) How can I 'force' new bought ...
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What is the strongest crop in Banished?

I have observed that some crops seem to withstand colder weathers than others. For example, squash dies at around 25f while cabbage dies at 32f. Which crop can withstand the coldest weather?
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Trading Post: Do goods have an expiry date?

I store a lot of beef in my trading post. Do goods like beef or eggs or other food have an expiry date? If not, can I use a trading post as an additional storage barn? (I mean: Will vendors or ...
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Do Citizens Gather Resources Based On Needs?

I was playing Banished and just started a new town. All was doing well until I saw that I had very little stone and iron and needed to build around 4 more houses. I already had a section of the map ...
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Do number of trees affect efficiency of hunting?

Will a hunting cabin in the middle of a dense forest produce more food and leather than one in an open plain?
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How many Levels (kind) of clothing wear are there? Are there benefits associated?

How many levels of wear do we have for clothing? So far, I've found two: - Ragged ('zerlumpt'/'zerfetzt' in German) but there is no visual difference to - Excellent If citizens wear excellent clothes ...
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If the teacher dies of old age students were kicked out?

My teacher died of old age and all my students were kicked out. As far as I know, 'uneducated' people can never go back to school. How can I prevent students from being kicked out?Can I 'queue' a ...
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What happens when I destroy a building?

I have a boarding house with over 600 food in it, and I don't want to lose it. If I were to destroy the boarding house, would it drop the inventory on the ground or destroy it along with the building? ...