Travian is a browser based strategy game where players chose from three tribes (Romans, Gauls, or Teutons) to form alliances, make war with each other and race to construct a Wonder. Only by skillful management of resources and cunning diplomacy can players hope to defeat the AI controlled tribe of Natars and claim victory!
Travian is one of the oldest major browser based strategy games currently available. Set during the classic Roman Age, players start the game with a single undeveloped town and must build a global empire. Players choose from three tribes during account creation: the Romans, Gauls, or Teutons. Each tribe has different strengths and weaknesses, along with 10 unique military units. Unlike other strategy games, Travian has a very real end-point. Every 300 or 100 days (depending on server type) each server enters end-game mode where an NPC controlled tribe, the Natars, continually attack players while they attempt to build a Wonder. The first player to fully construct a Wonder is coined the winner and the server restarts.
The Romans – Easiest tribe to play, highly recommended for beginners. Romans have balanced attack/defense capabilities and powerful units. The trouble is their units train slowly and are weak against cavalry.
The Gauls - The most defense oriented tribe. Gauls have powerful cavalry units but are more built towards defensive play. Suggested for intermediate players.
The Teutons - An aggressive tribe best put to use by experienced players. Teutonic soldiers have low defense and speed but are devastating in combat.