News for August 2013
Reach New Heights of Power and Influence
Sid Meier's Civilization: Wisdom and Warfare Is Now Available
Civilization | Published 19 August 2013

“The truest wisdom is a resolute determination."

Guide your civilization to new heights of power and influence with Wisdom and Warfare, a new expansion for Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game, now available at local retailers and online through our webstore!

The Wisdom and Warfare expansion features new unit cards which make combat more tactical and dynamic than ever, while the addition of Social Policies helps to shape the direction of your growing civilization and refine your government. You’ll also be able to use six brand new civilizations, new map tiles, and more to shape your civilization in ways greater than you ever imagined!


Wisdom and Warfare introduces optional replacement unit cards, which bring a new level of battlefield tactics to Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game. These replacement units have both Strength and Health values, which lead to even deeper strategic decision-making.

In the base game, combat value is determined by the strength of surviving units plus the combat bonus card value. With the alternative combat cards from Wisdom and Warfare, however, combat value is determined by the total health value of surviving units, minus wounds suffered, plus combat bonus card value. Thus, wounds that don’t kill units can still impact the outcome of a battle, and players must account for this new strategic consideration while playing units and opening new fronts!


The Wisdom and Warfare expansion also affords you the opportunity to adopt Social Policies, which help determine your growing civilization’s path to greatness and add new options for long-term strategizing.

As an example, the adoption of Rationalism decreases the cost of learning new tech. This is especially helpful since the Wisdom and Warfare expansion has new tech cards for your civilization to research while pursuing a tech victory!

Structure Your Society

With its alternative combat cards, Social Policies, six new civilizations, twelve new map tiles, two new relics, and more, the Wisdom and Warfare expansion for Sid Meier’s Civilization: The Board Game provides great new options as you seek to build your civilization to incredible new heights. You can learn more about Wisdom and Warfare by reading our previews and downloading the expansion’s rules (pdf, 3.3 MB) from the game’s support page.

Then head to your retailer today to pick up your copy of Wisdom and Warfare!

Designed by Kevin Wilson, Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game is inspired by the legendary computer game series created by Sid Meier. 2-4 players take on the roles of famous leaders in charge of historical civilizations, each with his or her own abilities. Players explore a module game board, build cities and buildings, fight battles, research powerful technology, and attract great people by advancing their culture. Choose your path to glory!

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