Sid Meier's Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game encompassing all of human history. Players attempt to take a fledgling civilization from 4000BC to modern times and lead their civilization to victory through domination, science, culture or diplomacy.

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If you lose the game and choose just…one…more…turn, how does the AI behave?

If one of the AI players beats you and you choose just one more turn, does the AI still try to win via domination or does it totally give up and do random things allowing you to dominate easily? I am ...
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How to stop the deity AI from expanding towards you in Civ5?

Anybody who has tried defeating the deity AI in a domination game is aware of the challenge they are undertaking. Personally, I have found it to be extremely frustrating, and there are times when I ...
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What are the differences between Civilization V and Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition?

I am looking to purchase Civilization V, and I see two different versions on Steam: Civilization V Civilization V Game of the Year Edition What are the differences between them? Does the Game of ...
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Luxury tiles are 6 tiles apart: grow one big city or two modest ones?

When laying out the board tiles Civilization V has an uncanny knack of placing the luxury resources exactly six tiles apart. Should I drop one city in the exact middle between them and grow it to ...
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Why can I not gift any units to either city-states or other players?

This is probably a really stupid question, but I tried searching and could not find anything in either the help files or online. Perhaps it is a bug, but I cannot gift any units to either city-states ...
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Why can't I use my great prophet to enhance my religion?

I have just bought a great Prophet in my Holy City but the 'enhance religion option' doesn't appear. Why not? What can I do to have this option? I need to enhance my religion!
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Nuke Tactics Civ 5

How should you use Nukes in Civ 5? In my game, it is late game, I've just built the United Nations. It's my first game so I don't know how to use a Nuke. I've built ten of them. Should I target all ...
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Is it possible to buy tiles in Civilization5 that are more than 3 hexes away from any city?

Cities can use a 36 hex grid at maximum. It seems to me that 3 is also the maximum "range" at which one can purchase new tiles. Is this correct, or is it possible to buy land further off?
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What can cause a City State to enter “permanent war” with a main Civ?

I know that capturing enough City States will eventually cause all the remaining city states to enter permanent war against you. So, what else can cause City States (either collectively or ...
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Can users play simultaneously from one copy of Civilization V?

I read in an ad for Civilization 5 that it allows installation on 5 different computers. Does that mean I can install it on my kid's computer and mine, and then we can simultaneously play, or even in ...
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In Civ 5, how exactly do agreements affect relations with other civs?

OK, so I just moved from emperor to immortal level and its becoming a bit tricky to me. The main problem is that I somehow manage to piss off all my neighbours way too soon :( The only obvious ...
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Is it better to focus a Great Prophet on opposing civilizations or your own at the beginning of the game?

There are two main cases I can think of: Say you are just starting out and you don't have a religion at all. Would it then be better to use it on your own cities primarily and then other ...
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How do I end an Open Borders agreement in Civ 5?

I'd like my neighbor to stop moving units through my territory, but I can't seem to find an option to cancel our Open Borders agreement. In the deal history screen, I can see an Open Borders ...
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What bonuses do the different types of city-states give in Civ 5?

What bonuses do each of the different city-state types give, and do they ever change?
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What factors affect tile purchase cost?

I know there are some wonders that modify the amount, but what I'm really looking for is information on what factors determine how much each tile costs, since they seem to vary per-tile and over time ...
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How can I know who is at war with whom?

Is there a way to know which country is at war with another country? I know that there is the Diplomacy Panel, but it only tells my situation with other AI civilizations. What I want to know is : Is ...
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How do we save a multi-player game?

Is there a way to save a multi-player game so that we can return to it later? I can't find an option. It was possible in Civ 4.
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Can I win a science victory after I win a cultural victory?

I wanted to win a science victory right after winning a cultural victory. To win a science victory, I have to build a bunch of spaceship parts and move them to my capital, where they are assembled. ...
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Unit stuck, can't do anything but delete it

The weird thing is, that I can't even choose to "do nothing"! I can only Gift it, delete it or start a war. Why don't I have the "do nothing" option?
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What happens if I purchase a building halfway through construction?

If I purchase a building that is halfway through construction, what happens to the extra production? Is the cost of purchasing the building lowered? Do I receive a cash payment, similar to an ...
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Can a Polynesian Ironclad enter ocean tiles?

Yesterday, when I was playing as Polynesia, I tried to understand if Ironclads will be stronger for Polynesia than for other civs. On the one hand Kamehameha has the wayfinding trait, allowing all ...
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Does working a tile with a city transfer ownership of the tile to that city?

This stems from the comments on this question. Imagine two cities, A and B, close enough that one can work the tiles that were acquired by the other (either through purchasing them or through ...
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When trading, is the “What would make this deal work” button the optimal trade?

When trading with an AI civilization, I often use the "What would make this deal work" button as an easy way to see what the AI would like in exchange for a resource I want. Is the proposed deal ...
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What is considered “near us” when settling cities?

Sometimes another leader comes sniveling that I am settling cities too close to them. One option is to agree to "stop settling cities so close to us" or something to that effect. How do I know ...
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Should I ever move my first settler?

I was reading an article about the guys at Firaxis arguing about whether moving your first Settler is EVER a good idea, and it got me thinking. I have always been a "don't move the settler" kind of ...
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Does a lake count as a coast?

I have a city built on the shore of a large lake. Does that count as if the city is "on a coast", for the sake of things like buildings that I can build? Notice that if I hover over the water tile it ...
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When do city-states discover technology and resources?

I've gotten way ahead of the competition on the technology curve, and discovered that I don't have any access to aluminum. So I allied myself with a city-state that has aluminum ... but they aren't ...
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How do you achieve the 'Know Thy Enemy ' achievement in CIV V?

It says you must 'Consult the Oracle 2 times in a single game', but I haven't any idea what that means!
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Why are we getting no save files in multiplayer games?

I've played Civilization 5 in a co-op multiplayer session two nights in a row, and both times there were no saves. My friend hosted the game and had it set to save every turn, but still there were no ...
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If I buy Civilization 5: Brave New World, will I be able to play Vanilla?

If I buy Civilization 5: Brave New World, will I be able to play vanilla Civilization 5.
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I've captured some Great Prophets, now what?

I've managed to capture two great prophets, but they aren't the same religion as the one I founded. I created Shinto, but now I have a Great Prophet from Buddhism and one from Confucianism. What can ...
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Optimum tactics and units for capturing cities for each age

I am really struggling on capturing cities, especially on smaller islands. Boats seem to do such little damage and getting units across the sea, early game especially, is very dangerous because of the ...
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Why can't I capture a city with ranged units? [duplicate]

I surrounded Belgrade with crossbowman and unleashed fire every turn. Its health was near nothing, but my attempts to damage the city's defenses froze or something. When it says '-1' or '-3' usually, ...
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In newer Civ games, how do you truly make up for the overhead of expansion?

I know about things like building happiness improvements, choosing civ upgrades (traits or technologies or whatever), razing cities, puppeting cities, etc. The problem is that, as someone who has ...
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Are there benefits to buying the box version versus the Steam version of Civilization 5?

Is there any benefit to buying the box version of Civlization 5 on Steam versus the box, or vice versa?
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Militaristic city-state allies gifting unique units

I had a game where I was gifted a Legion by a city state. Rome wasn't even in the game. Has this happened to anyone else?
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What's the best way to increase my rate of research?

What's the best way to increase my rate of research in Civilization 5? Is it purely a function of population and buildings, or is there something else I can do to speed it up (especially in the early ...
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Is there any way to see progress towards achievements in Civ 5?

Is there a way to see how much more I have to do to achieve the various achievements? For example, Merchant King is Trade 100 resources over any number of playthroughs... I'd love to know how close I ...
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Production and Research overflow in Civilization 5

What happens with overflowing research or production in Civilization 5? If you produce more research in one turn than is needed for the current technology, is the research surplus carried over to ...
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Am I missing something with managing happiness?

I'm playing my first BNW game on a mid-level difficulty as Morocco. It's around turn 350, and I've fully completed the Piety and Patronage policy trees. I've been having a hard time managing ...
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Barbarians in Civilization 5

It seems like anytime I kill a barbarian encampment in Civilization 5 another encampment pops up somewhere else in my territory. Is there a certain number always on the map or am I seeing patterns ...
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Why do some tiles have red “chips” on them in Civilization 5?

In Civilization 5 some of the hexes have a little red splotch on them, especially during the early game. I've been going under the assumption that these signify strategic resources that I don't know ...
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Technology boost. What is the benefit and any strategies for maximizing its effect?

I am using v1.0.1.383. When a research agreement is fulfilled, a "technology boost" event occurs. It appears to be 8 turns reduced on the current technology you are researching. What is the ...
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What parts can safely be automated and where should I micromanage?

I usually let all my worker units roam free on automation, unless I need a specific improvement right now. I usually never care about the tiles worked by a city, at most I may switch the priorities to ...
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Is Representation retroactive?

In Civ V, one of the last social policies in Liberty is Representation, which reduces cities' impact on social policies by 33%. Is this retroactive though? Does it apply to cities founded before ...
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How can I get other civ to attack me?

I am currently in a six nation game and I am surrounded by three smaller civs some of which are weak and some are quite strong. I would like to conquer the land which one of them holds, but want them ...
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Can other improvements be built on the same tile as a road?

In Civilization V, can other improvements be built on the same tile as a road?
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Can a player rejoin a Civilization 5 multiplayer game after being disconnected?

We tried playing a civ 5 private game, but one of our players (the one who had originally started the game) disconnected and then couldn't rejoin. Is that intended, or a bug, or what? How is civ5 ...
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How do I create a Pitboss game?

A recent patch for Civilization V introduced the Pitboss mode. How do I create a Pitboss-using game? How do I join one? I browsed around in the settings and found a place to configure how the Pitboss ...
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If one player doesn't own a DLC-civilization, can the others still use it in multiplayer?

Some of the DLCs just give new civilizations. I realize there's a good chance the "DLC" is already downloaded for everyone, it just needs to be activated by throwing more money at them. So, if I buy ...