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Game Info[]

Unique building of the Chinese civilization. Replaces the Library.

  • Common traits:
    • +1 Science Science for every 2 20xPopulation5.png Citizens in this city.
    • +1 Gold Gold with Sovereignty Social policy
  • Special traits:
    • +2 Gold Gold
    • No maintenance


The Paper Maker is extremely valuable for the Chinese at the start of the game. It costs nothing to maintain, unlike the Library it replaces; in fact it produces 2 Gold Gold instead, allowing the Chinese civilization to boost its gold output early on.

Research Writing ASAP, then build Paper Makers ASAP in any city you found to jump-start in both Gold Gold and Science Science production.

Civilopedia entry[]

Paper was invented in China and dates as far back as 200 BC. As best as can be determined, it was originally used as a packing material, with the earliest surviving example of writing on paper dating to perhaps 8 BC. By 300 AD, writing paper was widespread in use across China. The Chinese Paper Maker workshops were highly advanced for their day, creating clean, sturdy paper for the Chinese educated classes, merchants, and the Imperial Court centuries before the first sheet reached the Arabic and European world.

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