Cloves are one of two luxury resources available exclusively from a city-state, and one of three (along with Cinnamon and Perfume) that supplies 6 Amenities. Since it does not provide Montezuma's units with a Combat Strength bonus, it is most useful to the Scots (whose cities receive Science and Production bonuses when they are Happy or Ecstatic).
Cloves are the dried flower bud from a tree native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia; an aromatic spice, it is used in cuisines worldwide. Now harvested primarily in Indonesia, India, Zanzibar, and Madagascar, cloves have a numbing effect on mouth tissues and have been used in the past as a medicine as well as a spice. Until planted outside the islands, the Dutch East India Company had a virtual monopoly on the spice; in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, cloves were quite literally worth their weight in gold due to the demand.
|Civilization VI Resources |
|Luxury||Amber • CinnamonS • Citrus • ClovesS • Cocoa • Coffee • CosmeticsG • Cotton • Diamonds • Dyes • Furs • Gold Ore3 • Gypsum • Honey1 • Incense • Ivory • Jade • JeansG • Marble • Mercury • Olives • Pearls • PerfumeG • Salt • Silk • Silver • Spices • Sugar • Tea • Tobacco • ToysG • Truffles • Turtles • Whales • Wine|
|Bonus||Bananas • Cattle • Copper • Crabs • Deer • Fish • Maize1 • Rice • Sheep • Stone • Wheat|
|Strategic||Aluminum • Coal • Horses • Iron • Niter • Oil • Uranium|
|Special||Antiquity Site • Ley Line2 • Shipwreck|
|G: Accessed by Great Merchant • S: Suzerainty with Zanzibar|
1 Added in Maya & Gran Colombia Pack • 2 Secret Societies mode only • 3 Specific scenarios only
Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.