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Tools are a multi-purpose good in Sid Meier's Colonization. They are produced from Ore in a Blacksmith's house, Blacksmith's shop or Iron works. A Master Blacksmiths increases the rate of production. Tools may also be purchased in Europe, initially at a cost of 3 gold apiece, with the price rising over time.

Tools are used in the construction of many buildings, and in all military units. When rushing the production of a building or military unit, Tools may be purchased directly from the build queue interface at the current market rate. These Tools appear in your warehouse, and may be loaded onto a ship or Wagon Train or given to a Hardy Pioneer. (Then you may purchase more Tools through the build queue interface, etc.)

A Hardy Pioneer, or an unskilled colonist performing the same job, requires tools to perform his terrain alterations. A Pioneer may be equipped with up to 100 Tools. Each job he finishes uses up 20 Tools.

Tools may also be converted to Muskets at an Armory, Magazine or Arsenal.

Sid Meier's Colonization Goods

CigarsClothCoatsCottonCrossesFoodFursHammerHorsesLumberMusketsOreRumSilverSugarTobaccoToolsTrade goods