Travian is the award-winning browser game set in a persistent ancient world. Begin as the leader of a small village; from there, you can grow and expand, wage wars or conduct peaceful trades with your neighbors. Fight your way to the very top with the help of your allies and confederacies, and become the most powerful empire in the game.

Travian is one of the most popular browser games in the world. As a player you will build your own empire, recruit a mighty army, and fight with your allies for game world hegemony.

In the beginning your small village will have just one building.

For it to become powerful and productive, your village will need a great number of buildings. At the beginning, choose well what you want to construct first, as resources are scarce.

Explore your surrounding territories in order to get to know your neighbors; you can opt for a path of peace, creating alliances and confederacies, or you can wage war and conquer the surrounding lands. There may be rich oases in your vicinity; conquer them to gain various valuable bonuses, but always be aware of the dangerous wild animals that inhabit them.

There are four different types of resources in Travian: lumber, clay, iron and crop.

Before you expand your village’s buildings, you should develop some resource fields to increase your resource production.

Lumber, clay, iron and crop are the vital resources which will fuel the economy of your village and feed your people; they will provide you with the materials necessary for construction and war. With these valuable resources, you can train a powerful conquering army.

After taking care of your resource production, you can start the expansion of your village.

A warehouse and a granary enable you to store more resources. A cranny protects your resources from getting stolen by enemy raiders.

In Travian, you are not alone; you interact with thousands of other players in the game world.

The players in your surrounding area are most important to you. Thanks to the map, you have a good overview of who they are.

You can send your hero to adventures, where he will have to face great danger and pass difficult challenges. If your hero is successful, he stands a chance of bringing something valuable home.

It is wise to train your army early on, so you can defend yourself and attack others. This way, you can raid more resources and build up your empire more quickly.

At the end of every week, the very best 10 players and alliances will be elected, topping in different categories; as a reward for their prowess they will receive medals, celebrating their achievements.

To assist you when you first start managing your empire, we have sent the Taskmaster; he will guide you with tips and advice in order to help you build up your village. Just click on the image of the Taskmaster to your left to activate him.

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