Multiplayer is an option that exists in most of the Civilization games. Due to how long it takes to finish a game, it requires a lot of patience for all those playing. It is possible for a multiplayer game to include both AI and human players, in which case the human players will take their turns first.
Several factors determine how long a multiplayer game lasts, including the size of the map, the number and schedules of people playing, how long it takes everyone to decide what to do each turn, and whether or not people try to stall the game instead of admitting defeat when they're losing and unable to recover.
- Main article: Multiplayer (Civ5)
- Main article: Multiplayer (CivRev)
Multiplayer is not present in (or the article has not been created for) the following games :
|Civilization II||Multiplayer (Civ2)|
|Civilization III||Multiplayer (Civ3)|
|Civilization IV||Multiplayer (Civ4)|
|Civilization VI||Multiplayer (Civ6)|
|Civilization: Beyond Earth||Multiplayer (CivBE)|
|Civilization Revolution 2||Multiplayer (CivRev2)|
|Civilization: Call to Power||Multiplayer (CTP1)|
|Call to Power II||Multiplayer (CTP2)|
|Civilization IV: Colonization||Multiplayer (Civ4Col)|
|Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri||Multiplayer (SMAC)|