Forge of Empires: Build a City 9+

Civilization building game


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Build your empire and journey through the ages: With Forge of Empires, we bring our award-winning strategy game to your iPad and iPhone. Build your city and develop it from the Stone Age to modern times (and beyond). Download the app and play Forge of Empires now!

5/5 "A brilliant city building game created by people with a true love of strategy."

5/5 "I am so addicted to this game. Unlocking new tech trees, buildings etc. feels very rewarding. I love this game!"


- Build your city and evolve from the Stone Age to modern times (and beyond).

- Develop new technologies and discover new buildings and goods

- Produce supplies to manufacture goods

- Exchange your goods and trade with your neighbors

- Discover new territories and seize control of the provinces and their rewards

- Use your negotiation or battle skills to take over sector by sector

Forge of Empires is based on our successful browser strategy game which was published by InnoGames in the summer of 2012.
It was awarded Best Browser Game 2013 by the jury at Deutscher Computerspielpreis (German Computer Game Award).
Finally, the online strategy game is available for iOS as well, providing cross-platform access.

Forge of Empires is free to download and install. However, some game features can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this feature, please disable in­app purchases in your device's settings. A network connection is also required.

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What’s New

Version 1.249

Hello Forge Fans!

We hope you had fun with the most recent Forge Bowl Event. Take some time to recharge as our developers continue working on exciting new additions to the game. Please stay tuned for future announcements!

In the meantime, this update includes different bug fixes and technical improvements.

We hope you continue to enjoy Forge of Empires!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
149.8K Ratings

149.8K Ratings

Its good 24227 ,

The update is suppressing the game

I used to have forge of empires awhile ago, and it really was fun back then due to pvp including everyone. Nowadays you have to research for a whole week just to unlock that feature. Why is pvp important? It’s helpful In getting resources faster and to expand the map giving you more stuff to do to expand your empire. Since I’m still in the Iron Age starting over again, I cannot attack players since most of them have not unlocked pvp yet. It is frustrating because upon visiting their city, I saw clear signs that the player opened the game and then left permanently. Attacking lower levels is unfair to active players, but most of them aren’t ever going to be active anyways. It is robbing the challenge and activity of the players that are actually playing and active. This decision is not only a huge mistake, but it also makes new players wanting to leave immediately due to being able not to do anything. I know you updated the game to make sure more people are satisfied of staying in the game, but you are actually doing the exact opposite. Unless this is fixed soon, a lot of new players will quit altogether, including me.

Developer Response ,

This looks like an interesting suggestion for future development of the game.
Thank you for your feedback!

Bbbbbb6868 ,

Great strategy game

I would love to say this game is for all ages but due to how competitive players can be parents probably need to safeguard their credit cards if kids do play because the temptation to spend money to buy game currency (diamonds) can cost big bucks. Kidding but there is truth about it being competitive. I have been playing for almost 2 years and love this game. I am astounded at the skill and detail of the design and the people who make the game possible. Game designers work behind the scenes so we players reap the rewards. From the very beginning a player must balance space, resources, team work and resist the urge to move too fast. I don’t want to write a book but seriously I love the game. I can spend hours redesigning my city to fit a new building while trying to increase my goods production, points or attack percentage. Or, working with my team (guild) to fight for points to reach a higher rank in the WORLD. I have friends from all over the world - Thailand, New Zealand, Canada, and all over the USA. So, just for fun, check it out either at the website or with the app. Listen to your favorite music and get lost in your game. The only reason I gave it a 4 star is many of us believe a few simple changes could make it even better but Inno is constantly considering and implementing as many changes as possible for all players (starting and veterans) so it is now 10 years old while still growing! Thank you Innogames for creating this wonderful game.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review! I am glad to see you enjoy playing Forge of Empires :)

Magslynn2 ,

Too complex and time consuming

Was having fun, enjoying the game until about two weeks in. I kept having this little robber icon pop up every time I was trying to collect enough supplies to add more buildings. It’s been 4 days and I’ve not gotten enough to do what I want to do. Went to the forums and found out that the robber icon is other players PLUNDERING MY SUPPLIES. Tried to figure out how to just play on my own with no interaction with other players and all I could find was rude people basically saying “stop whining.” “How hard is it to collect on time?” When you have a life where you have to work and take care of others? Pretty dang hard actually.
I’m not looking for something this complex and confusing. If someone chooses NOT to join a guild, that means their level of game play is going to be low and letting other people steal their resources is not going to make them want to play more. It’s going to make them angry and delete the game. Like I just did.
I am so tired of these games that do crap like this to try to get you ‘motivated’ to play more or spend money to get to a higher level, where it won’t effect you as much, faster.
I’m trying to relax and unwind. Not spend hours looking through forums and the help section just to find out there’s no help for it. I don’t want to interact with other players. Why isn’t their an option to just play by yourself at your own pace?
I love the basic idea of the game. Wish there was a version for single player though.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your comment! Attacking and plundering is a part of the game. We're shuffling neighborhoods every other week to make sure that everybody's matched again comparably strong players.
Also, you should make sure that your defense army is correctly set up and that you make use of the city shield that you can enable in the Friends Tavern.

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