Any civilization-building game is complex, and therefore coming pretty high on the list for games like these is Civilization, the game that has successfully launched its sixth edition recently. Civilization 6 is an amazing “city builder” themed game for everyone who is into the genre. And this game takes it up a notch with all the intricacies and gameplay mechanics that this game has. But this also means that players have a hard time managing all these different aspects. But looking on the bright side, you need to know that more the intricacies, more the chances to do better. That is the exact reason why this guide is here; here are some tips and tricks that you can use to make your gameplay better.
To note, the tips and tricks detailed in this guide are primarily geared towards Civilization 6 beginners, and they will most certainly be known by very experienced players. But keeping that in mind, what lies ahead may still surprise you.
Five Tips To Master Civilization 6
Turning on Yield Icons might seem like a small step, but it has a huge gameplay value as knowing exactly when you need to reap the harvest can help you make easy decisions for the future of your Civilization in the game. Turning on this option is as easy as going to the map option that is placed over the mini-map.
Turn on Show Yields in HUD Ribbon
On another UI-related note, turning on “Show Yields in HUD Ribbon” allows fans to see the military power, Science, Culture, Faith, and more. Similar to the first option, but this one lets the player know about all the civilizations that he has as competition. It gives off important information like if the player is lagging behind or if he needs to take down another one who is closing in on victory. This can be turned on in the Interface menu within Options.
Like almost every other strategy came related to building a civilization, it is very important to keep on exploring and if possible, expanding. In Civilization 6, doing this is highly important too and not just it, but being smart about it by using tools such as the Settler lens. This lens, which is found above the mini-map, can give players hints about what is just beyond the areas that they have uncovered and inform decisions about further exploration. This lens marks the tiles with unexplored cities or tribes in red color so that the player knows if he wants to interact with them or not.
It is also advisable for Civilization 6 players to explore the banks of any river you find early on because other civilizations have a tendency to build new cities along the river. And doing the exploration at the earliest time possible will give the player a distinct edge over the competition.
The capital is where you will kick off while growing your Civilization, so the placement of it has to be impeccable to go for the win. So here are a few things that you need to keep in mind:
- Your capital tile should have a body of freshwater in it.
- There should be at least one four yield tile directly adjacent to the capital.
- The placement of the capital should be preferably on the plains.
- Having a luxury resource nearby should be preferred.
- If possible, there should be some Hills in the first two rings out from the capital.
- The capital should be established within three turns of the game.
Target Eurekas and Inspirations
Getting Eurekas or Inspirations is a huge boost in Civilization 6 gameplay. They provide bonuses to the player, and that effectively cuts down the time required for various researches by half. If a player is working on a Tech or Civic that they have not yet received a bonus for, it is often advisable to get the skill to around 50% and then switch to another, allowing the first skill to complete when the Eureka or Inspiration is obtained. Therefore, working towards obtaining these bonuses is something that one should work towards.