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Game Info[]

Requires Commerce. (BNW-only)


Big Ben is an especially useful wonder for Gold Gold-oriented civilizations such as the Arabs and the Venetians, because it can put all the extra Gold Gold they have lying around to use in developing cities (by buying buildings) or developing their military (by buying units). It also helps further accumulation of Gold Gold through its secondary bonuses and the Great Merchant points.

In conjunction with the Mercantilism social policy and Autocracy's Mobilization tenet, Big Ben allows you to purchase units for 60% less Gold Gold than normal. This is very useful for civilizations like the Germans, the Americans, and the Japanese, whose unique units become available late in the game. Alternatively, in conjunction with Order's Skyscrapers tenet, it allows you to purchase buildings for 60% less Gold Gold than normal. This lets you achieve a Gold Gold-Production Production ratio of 1.08:1, making Gold Gold purchases of buildings extremely efficient.

Civilopedia entry[]

Big Ben is the clock (and the clock tower) at the northern end of the Houses of Parliament in London, England. Big Ben (the clock) is famous for its accuracy and for its massive bell which weighs more than 13 tons and tolls out the day's hours.

Big Ben was designed by Lord Edmund Grimthorpe and constructed by Edward Dent and his son, Frederick. The clock and bell were installed in the tower in 1859. Big Ben is the second largest four-faced clock in the world. At the base of each face of the clock is the Latin inscription, "Oh Lord, keep safe our Queen Victoria the First."


See also[]

Civilization V Wonders [edit]
World Wonders Alhambra GodsKings5 clearAngkor WatBig BenBorobudur BNW-onlyBrandenburg GateBroadway BNW-onlyCN Tower GodsKings5 clearChichen ItzaColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerForbidden PalaceGlobe Theatre BNW-onlyGreat Firewall GodsKings5 clearGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat Mosque of Djenne GodsKings5 clearGreat WallHagia SophiaHanging GardensHimeji CastleHubble Space Telescope GodsKings5 clearInternational Space Station BNW-onlyKremlinLarge Hadron Collider2Leaning Tower of Pisa GodsKings5 clearLouvreMachu PicchuMausoleum of Halicarnassus1Motherland Calls2 BNW-onlyNeuschwanstein GodsKings5 clearNotre DameOraclePanama Canal2Parthenon BNW-onlyPentagonPetra GodsKings5 clearPorcelain TowerProra BNW-onlyPyramidsRed Fort BNW-onlySistine ChapelStatue of LibertyStatue of Zeus1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj MahalTemple of Artemis1Terracotta Army GodsKings5 clearThree Gorges Dam2Uffizi BNW-onlyUnited Nations
National Wonders Circus MaximusEast India Company BNW-onlyGrand Temple GodsKings5 clearHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence Agency GodsKings5 clearNational TreasuryNational Visitor Center BNW-onlyOxford UniversityPalace
Natural Wonders Cerro de PotosiEl DoradoFountain of YouthKing Solomon's Mines BNW-onlyKrakatoaLake Titicaca2Lake Victoria BNW-onlyMt. Everest2Mt. FujiMt. Kailash GodsKings5 clearMt. Kilimanjaro BNW-onlyMt. Sinai GodsKings5 clearOld FaithfulRock of GibraltarSri Pada GodsKings5 clearThe Barringer CraterThe Grand MesaThe Great Barrier ReefUluru GodsKings5 clear
1 Requires a DLC2 Сut from the game

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.