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Army and battles
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How do I gain population?

Your population increases when you build residential buildings or get better ones.

My citizens are unhappy. What should I do?

Build more cultural buildings and decorations - they increase the happiness of your people.

Can I store buildings in the inventory?

All buildings won as a prize (by, for example, completing events, certain Guild Expedition encounters or by some Daily Challenges) are initially stored in your Inventory and can be built in your city from there. Only certain special buildings, which are not normally available on the Build menu, can be placed back in your Inventory once in your city. For each building put back into your Inventory, you must have a 'Store Building' item. These items are gained in the same way as buildings won as a prize.

Can I rotate buildings?

No, it's not possible to rotate buildings. If you don't have enough space in your city, you can sell your existing buildings or rearrange the city to use the available area more efficiently.


How do I join a guild?

Just visit the social bar and open the guilds tab. Then join one of the suggested guilds or create your own guild!

How do I obtain prestige for my guild?

You can do that by participating in GvG battles and conquering new sectors.

Interactions with Other Players

What do Motivate and Polish do and how long do they last?

A Motivation doubles the production of a supplies or residential structure. It lasts for one collection only. A Polish doubles the happiness of a cultural building or decoration. It lasts for 12 hours. You can motivate or polish another player's structure once every 24 hours.

Can I change my neighborhood? I'm being constantly plundered.

Neighborhoods are merged automatically every other week, you can't change a neighborhood yourself. Sometimes it can be hard to fight against stronger opponents. But remember: the fact that they have more points doesn't necessarily mean that they are stronger. Try to fight them off, or at least make sure they have nothing to rob you from by picking up your productions on time!

How many times per day can I plunder another player's city?

You can attack a player once per day. Once you have overcome their defending army you have exactly 24 hours to plunder a building of your choice. Then you have to wait for the 24h countdown to end before you can attack again.


I acquired a Goods Deposit on the map. What does it do?

Goods Deposits increase the production of a specific Good by 400%, when producing that Good in a Goods Building.

I need goods to unlock a technology. How do I get them?

There are several ways to obtain goods. You can produce them yourself by constructing goods buildings according to your requirements, or you can trade with other players for the goods you need. Goods can also be purchased with Diamonds.


What are technologies and how can I unlock them?

Research is one of the most important game elements in Forge of Empires. With Forge Points you can discover new technologies, and once you've unlocked them with different kinds of goods, new buildings and expansions will be available to you.

I acquired a Goods Deposit on the map. What does it do?

Goods Deposits increase the production of a specific Good by 400%, when producing that Good in a Goods Building.

Army and battles

How do I recruit army units?

You have to build a military building of your choice and then you can recruit them inside.

How do the different types of units work in a battle?

Units of a certain type receive a bonus in attack and defense against a certain other type. Some may also get a terrain bonus which could affect their attack, defense, or both:

  • Light units increase their defense on forests/bushes and get a bonus against fast units.
  • Ranged units get an attack bonus on rocks and have an advantage against heavy units.
  • Fast units are great against ranged units.
  • Heavy units gain a boost in defense on the plains and are mighty useful against light units.
  • Artillery units gain an attack and defense boost against heavy units as well.

Diamonds, Packages and Bundles

What are Diamonds and how do I get them?

Diamonds are the premium currency of Forge of Empires. You do not need to purchase Diamonds to play the game. However, with Diamonds you can get useful benefits that can for example speed up your progression in the game. Diamonds can be bought with real money, but can also be acquired through some quests and community contests.

To purchase Diamonds, simply tap/click the + button next to the place where your available Diamonds are shown in the top right corner of the screen.

When will you have another game sale/offer?

Unfortunately we're unable to provide you with that knowledge in advance. The best advice we can give you is to keep an eye out for any announcements and special windows upon loading the game.


What are Great Buildings?

Great Buildings are very special buildings which will grant you different benefits. They are more expensive than other buildings in the game and they can be leveled up with Forge Points in order to improve those benefits.

How can I get blueprints?

You can find them when you complete quests, aid other players, contribute to the construction of other players' Great Buildings or by purchasing them with Diamonds.

What are Forge Points and how do I get them?

You need Forge Points to progress through the game. They are stored in the bar at the top of your game screen. You receive 1 Forge Point per hour, up to a fixed maximum, and additional Research Points can be purchased with coins or Diamonds. They can be used for research and trading or can be donated to the Great Buildings of other players.

How do I get medals?

You can gain medals by winning tournaments, completing quests or by helping construct other players' Great Buildings.