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Tribal Village (Civ6)

Tribal Villages (also known as goody huts) are inhabited by non-civilized natives who, unlike Barbarians, are friendly to civilizations. They utilize the same mechanics as Ancient Ruins in Civilization V - the first civilization whose unit enters their tile receives some kind of bonus. The village is removed from the game immediately afterwards, meaning that this is a one-time bonus which will only be given to the first civilization to find and "activate" the village. Tribal Villages spawn randomly across the map at the start of a game.

There are 7 types of Tribal Villages: Culture, Gold, Faith, Military, Science, Survivors and Diplomacy. Each type has the same probability of popping up. When a village's type is determined, then the bonus type is drawn with probabilities given in the table below.

Bonuses vary wildly, and some of them depend on which turn the game is currently in. In other words, the most powerful bonuses only become available at later stages of the game (Turn6 Turn 40+). Below is a list of known bonuses bestowed by Tribal Villages:

Tribal village type Bonus Min. Turn6 Turn Probability Effect
Gold Civ6Gold Gold gift (minor) 0 55% Receive a gift of 40 Civ6Gold Gold from the villagers.
Gold Civ6Gold Gold gift (medium) 20 30% Receive a gift of 75 Civ6Gold Gold from the villagers.
Gold Civ6Gold Gold gift (major) 40 15% Receive a gift of 120 Civ6Gold Gold from the villagers.
Culture Civic boost (minor) 0 55% Villagers share the secrets of their well-ordered society: Receive 1 Inspiration6 Inspiration.
Culture Civic boost (major) 30 30% Villagers share the secrets of their well-ordered society: Receive 2 Inspiration6 Inspirations.
Culture Relic 0 15% Villagers give you their sacred Relic6 Relic.
Faith Civ6Faith Faith boost (minor) 20 55% Villagers pray for you: Receive 20 Civ6Faith Faith.
Faith Civ6Faith Faith boost (medium) 40 30% Villagers pray for you: Receive 60 Civ6Faith Faith.
Faith Civ6Faith Faith boost (major) 60 15% Villagers pray for you: Receive 100 Civ6Faith Faith.
Science Tech boost (minor) 0 55% Villagers share their technological secrets: Receive 1 Eureka6 Eureka.
Science Tech boost (major) 30 30% Villagers share their technological secrets: Receive 2 Eureka6 Eurekas.
Science Free Technology 50 15% Villagers share their technological secrets: Receive 1 free technology (not a Eureka6 Eureka).
Diplomacy GS-Only Diplomacy boost (minor) 30 45% Villagers spread the fame of your civilization: Receive 20 Diplomatic Favor (Civ6) Diplomatic Favor.
Diplomacy GS-Only Free Envoy6 Envoy 0 40% Villagers help you contact nearby city-state: Receive 1 Envoy6 Envoy.
Diplomacy GS-Only Diplomacy boost (major) 30 15% Villagers share their government secrets: Receive 1 Governor (Civ6) Governor Title.
Military Free Scout 0 35% A Scout unit from the village joins you.
Military Healing 0 25% The villagers Heal the wounds of the unit which activated the village (if it was wounded).
Military GS-Only Free resource 0 20% Receive from the villagers 20 units of the most advanced Strategic resource you've uncovered.
Military Experience boost 0 20% Villagers train your men: Get an XP boost for the military unit which activated the village.
Military Unit upgrade 0 0% Your unit has been upgraded.
Survivors Additional population 0 40% Survivors decide to join you: Receive a free Citizen6 Citizen in your nearest city.
Survivors Free Builder 0 35% A Builder unit from the village comes to work for you.
Survivors Free Trader 15 25% A Trader unit from the village comes to work for you.
Survivors Free Settler 0 0% A Settler unit from the village joins you.

Civilopedia entryEdit

Tribal villages were where the unwashed, uncivilized lived. Out beyond the pale. When explorers from “civilized” places arrived in these villages, the natives often greeted them with open arms, gifts, information, awe and respect. Tribal villages were distinguished from civilized settlements by a number of factors – their faiths tended to be experiential, their government local, their economies barter-based, their laws commonsensical, their organizations cooperative (rather than competitive), their social structures straightforward, their families extended, and their culture practical. In fact, some of these tribal villages evolved into cities, where none of that primitivism survived.

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