Civilization V BNW Tutorial Part 2 - Second City

Welcome to my Civilization V tutorial. I'll do my best to break down how to consistently beat Civ V as you move up in difficulty. If you find this video helpful, please give it a like and/or leave a comment so I know and will make more. Channel: Subscribe: Sid Meier's Civilization V is a 4X video game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis Games. The game was released on Microsoft Windows in September 2010,[3] on OS X on November 23, 2010, and on Linux on June 10, 2014. In Civilization V, the player leads a civilization from prehistoric times into the future on a procedurally generated map, achieving one of a number of different victory conditions through research, exploration, diplomacy, expansion, economic development, government and military conquest. The game is based on an entirely new game engine with hexagonal tiles instead of the square tiles of earlier games in the series.[5] Many elements from Civilization IV and its expansion packs have been removed or changed, such as religion and espionage (although these were reintroduced in its subsequent expansions). The combat system has been overhauled, removing stacking of military units and enabling cities to defend themselves by firing directly on nearby enemies.[6] In addition, the maps contain computer-controlled city-states as non-player characters that are available for trade, diplomacy and conquest. A civilization's borders also expand one tile at a time, favoring more productive tiles,[7] and roads now have a maintenance cost, making them much less common.[8] The game features community, modding, and multiplayer elements.[5] It is available for download on Steam. Its first expansion pack, Civilization V: Gods & Kings, was released on June 19, 2012 in North America and June 22 internationally. It includes features such as religion, espionage, enhanced naval combat and combat AI, as well as nine new civilizations.[9] A second expansion pack, Civilization V: Brave New World, was announced on March 15, 2013. It includes features such as international trade routes, a world congress, tourism, great works, as well as nine new civilizations, eight additional wonders, and three ideologies. It was released on July 9, 2013, in North America and on July 12, 2013, in the rest of the world. Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game, where each player represents the leader of a certain nation or ethnic group ("civilization") and must guide its growth over the course of thousands of years. It starts with the founding of a small settlement and ends after achieving one of the victory conditions—or surviving until the number of game turns end, at which point the highest-scoring civilization, based on several factors, such as population, land, technological advancement, and cultural development, is declared the winner. During their turn, the player must manage units representing civilian and military forces: directing units to explore the world, found new cities, go into battle to take over other civilizations, control production in their cities to produce new units and buildings, improve land, handle diplomacy with other civilizations in the game, and finally direct the civilization's growth in technology, culture, food supply, and economics. Victory conditions can include taking over the entire world by force, convincing the other civilizations through diplomacy to acknowledge the player as a leader, becoming influential with all civilizations through tourism, or winning the space race to build a colony spaceship to reach a nearby planet, or winning from being the most powerful civilization on the globe after a set number of turns.


  1. Thanks very much for the Tutorial. Enjoying it :)
  2. Anyone ever told you that you sound like Jeff Bridges, aka, The Dude? Love the videos.
  3. Excess food while building a settler, as mentioned @15:24 , is actually converted into production. It's not a 1 to 1, but you do get some back (meaning it's not completely worthless).
    Rumor has it the conversion is:
    1 Excess Food = +1 Production
    2F = +2 Prod.
    4F = +3 Prod.
    8F = +4 Prod.
    12F = +5 Prod. etc.
  4. This is the kind of tutorial I was looking for. Thanks you!
  5. i'm really loving your tutorial so far, very thorough. spending 7-8 minutes to decide the new settlement might seem a lot, but being so crucial, i'm happy you explained the though process.
    a question. picking archery science over another more developing focused science is a "just in case", if barbarians or other civilizations started to become aggressive?
    i know it's one year late, but i've just bought the game, big discount you know :)
  6. I realize that I have come across this tutorial late in the game but I am certainly happy that I did.  I have enjoyed many hours of Civ V and am happy to see an articulate video on how to improve my game.  I have only been successful on the "King" difficulty since BNW came out and am looking forward to attempting an "Emperor" victory after I watch all your videos here so thank you for putting the time & thought into them.
  7. More please. As long as people are still being charged full price on steam for this game that's probably a good sign the new players are still jumping on. This is very helpful. I am in that spot where I get beat out by the AI's on difficulty 5. Cultural and scientific victories seems pretty straightforward from other videos that I've seen , but I haven't seen much instruction on how to actually win a domination victory or diplomatic victory so if you ever touched on those that would be great too. thanks
  8. If only The Celts were The Persians, you could re-enact the battle of thermopylae in that gap between the mountains :P
  9. FYI, there won't be a new installment of this series tomorrow. The beginning was easy, but I'm quickly realizing that this process requires a lot more thought on my part than a Let' Play. I need to figure out what to cover next and how. I'll try to upload a new chapter every other day if I can, but we'll see how it goes.

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