Bonus resource found from grassland, plains
Bison (Civ5)
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Resource value

+1 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5


Camp, available with Trapping

Camp value

0 20xFood5, +1 20xProduction5, 0 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Bonus resource from Conquest of the New World Deluxe scenario. Added to main game in a patch released on 27 October 2014.[1]

  • Base yield:
    • 1 20xFood5 Food
  • Modifiers:
    • +1 20xProduction5 Production from Camp improvement


Bison are found in plains and grassland regions, providing 20xFood5 Food that allows cities in these regions to grow even more rapidly. Improve them with Camps as soon as you're able, and you'll turn nearby cities into 20xPopulation5 Population and 20xProduction5 Production centers.

Historical InfoEdit

The North American bison, which once covered the Great Plains in massive herds, was the primary source for the meat, sinew, hide and bone necessary for survival by many native tribes. Hunted to near extinction by Americans in the late 1800s, in recent years the buffalo has made a comeback due to federal and state wildlife programs.