View Full Version : Civ 3. Tips for a new player?

05-06-2010, 10:53 PM
Let me start by saying I have never played any of the Civilization games or any any game like it.

So I just bought Civilization 3 and was playing through it and I found it quite confusing to play.

I ran out of money (treasury I think it is called?) in a few turns, & I'm not sure how to make more.
I'm not really sure how to trade with other colonies or trade between my towns.

For the times I was playing, I really just spent time having 3 or 4 warriors and spearmen explore while my workers built roads connecting my 3 cities I found.

Is this all you really do?
Any tips, advice, or general knowledge about the game would be greatly appreciated.

I also see the option to enable "Tutorial Mode" in the preferences screen, but when I check it and save, it doesn't do anything and unchecks when I go back into prefs.

05-07-2010, 11:13 AM
Pretty fast boards lol
Can anyone help me out?

07-12-2010, 08:49 AM
Hi discosilly :D
I recommend that you have a look at the Civ 3 manual (available as a PDF file on the Steam page for Civ 3, I think, and probably elsewhere on the internet, too)... I also recomment that you look in the "Civilopedia" inside the game itself, while playing... and I recommend these websites:




(The last website is the civfanatics forum for Civ 3, which has many Civ 3 experts reading and writing regularly ;) )