Luxury resource found from coast
Whales (Civ5)
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Resource value

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


Fishing boats, available with Sailing

Fishing boats value

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

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Luxury resource.


Whales are a relatively common luxury, found in most coastal regions of the world. Instead of +2 20xGold5 Gold, Whales provide a +1 bonus to both 20xFood5 Food and 20xGold5 Gold.

Historical InfoEdit

The largest mammals alive today, for centuries men have hunted whales for their meat, blubber, and bones. In pre-industrial times men challenged these massive animals from sailing vessels, employing harpoons against the massive beasts in an often deadly fight of man against animal. Now the hunters use modern ships, sonar, and exploding weapons against the whales - with such success that their survival remains in doubt.