Food is necessary to keep your citizens alive; each one consumes 2 units of food per turn. Excess food that is not consumed is stored, and when enough has been stored, a new citizen is born and the city grows. A city's food stockpiles are cleared when a city grows one citizen unless a Granary or the Pyramids are built. Cities only lose half of their stockpiles of food with Granaries (or the pyramids) when a city grows.
Food can also be transferred between different cities with trade routes.
Tile improvements that increase food
- Irrigation increases food production on certain tiles.
- Farmland further increases food production of irrigation but must have a Supermarket to gain this bonus.
|Civilization II |
|Conflicts in Civilization • Fantastic Worlds • Test of Time†|
Attitude (Civil disorder, We Love the King Day) • City (Capital) • Combat • Difficulty level • Espionage • Food • Gold • High Council • Luxuries • Odeo year • Pollution • Production • Reputation • Science • Spaceship • Specialists • Tax Rate • Trade • Trade route
|† Standalone remake with different graphics, units, etc|