Circus (Civ5)

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Circus (Civ5)

Building of the Ancient era
Cost 75 20xProduction5
Maintenance 0 20xGold5

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Circus Info Card

Fan-made Card depicting the Circus building from Civ5

Game InfoEdit

Basic happiness-enhancing building of the Ancient Era. Requires an improved source of Horses or Ivory nearby.

  • +2 20xHappiness5 Happiness


The Circus is quite valuable, since it increases 20xHappiness5 Happiness as much as a Colosseum, but requires no maintenance! It is also available earlier, allowing you to boost 20xHappiness5 Happiness very early in the opening game, if you need.

Historical InfoEdit

A circus is a company of performers that often includes clowns, acrobats, jugglers, high-wire acts, trapeze artists, musicians, and animal trainers. Most circuses are traveling companies which move from city to city over the course of a season, while some remain in a single location year-round. In ancient Rome the circus was the name of a building where chariot racing, staged battles, jugglers, and other entertainments were held. The first Roman circus was the Circus Maximus, which at its largest could seat some 250,000 screaming citizens - roughly 25% of the city's population.

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