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 1.172.1

Top of the mornin' to ya! St.Patrick's Day has arrived and some neighboring town needs your assistance!
- St.Patrick's Day introduces a brand new and unique event mechanic.
- Complete quests to earn Pots of Gold and use them to hire managers.
- Produce Shamrocks and upgrade your factories to prepare for the festival.
- Complete event tasks to snatch the new Grand Prize.
Thanks for playing Forge of Empires!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
100.1K Ratings

100.1K Ratings

Thewurdninja ,

Great new updates!

I love what they have done with the recent update. The z’s for buildings not in the process of production are now stationary making them much easier to see. I am a huge fan of the daily quests. Side quests and event quests have been greatly improved, causing me to play more frequently. Overall, I love this game. I have been playing for a few years now and have seen some ups and downs. I am looking forward to the new ages to come. The only thing I would like to see improved is will you PLEASE fix the fact that the app now asks me to sign in through Facebook every single time, even if I was just using it. It redirects me through the Facebook app and I have to click continue, okay, I accept, go, blah blah blah every time just to get to my city. It’s kind of annoying and makes it hard for me to quickly pick up productions or something while I’m not really actively playing at the moment. I find myself checking in less and less because of this added time for log in. Otherwise, great app. I would recommend it, just don’t ever click the log in through Facebook button or you are doomed to navigate through the outside app every time you log in.

DeKraut ,

Great game - one suggestion, PLEASE

I love your game. Been playing for over a year. Have spent more on this than any other app I have ever downloaded. One suggestion. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, add and ability to store buildings without the “store buildings” tool. I respect the genius that is the need to redesign your city to accommodate newer era buildings, but trying to do that when the expansions are so expensive to come by is SO FRUSTRATING.

Having the ability to look straight down on the city during “move” mode would be so much easier, but I expect that would be a major update, so I can live without it. However, it could be done with low graphics mode and just labels for buildings so you could look straight down and see which buildings are where and where empty spaces are. Sometimes those empty spaces are so tough to see behind other taller buildings.

MOST IMPORTANT, could you please let us store an unlimited number of buildings so that rearranging the city would be easier. I get that you want there to be a challenge to rearrange, but making it so that you don’t have room to shuffle things around is so frustrating, and almost enough to make me quit the game. I am up to the progressive era, and trying to work in the double lane roads is killer and making me want to quit. It would be so much less cumbersome if you could store a bunch of buildings and have a ton of extra space, then “tetris” your way back to a full city. Please. I am begging you.

jayg44706 ,

In-Game Expansion Costs Real Money

I like games that allow me to construct kingdoms and civilizations, so I thought this game would be fun. It started out pretty fun, and my empire advanced in technology relatively quickly. However, you get to a point relatively soon (the Bronze Age, I believe) where the only way to expand buildable space is to purchase diamonds (with real money) which you then use buy land to expand on. There are very limited expansions you can use the in-game currency to purchase, even though building in-game currency happens quickly. And victory and research progress provides very little land expansion. Which brings me to a second issue that ties into the land expansion problem.

In order to progress through time, you have to conduct research. This involves a combination of spending points that automatically accrue, production, and in-game coin. One concept to developing new research requires a number of different productions (e.g. dye and masonry). The problem is you don’t have enough land to construct these buildings to produce the goods you need to advance the research. And you also need available population, which can only be expanded by building more residences on land that you don’t have. See where I’m going with this?

The game is ok at best, unless you have real money you want to sink into it. As a passive Smartphone gamer, it is very rare that I spend any real money on a game. And when I do it is only $0.99. I plan to delete the game.

Developer Response ,

We are very sorry you feel the available land is less than adequate. Considerations to game balance have lead us to limit the amount of expansions available per age for Research and the campaign map. The victory expansions are not age limited and as long as you earn medals from all the various sources can be had by anyone. The premium expansions are convenient, but not necessary. The entirety of the game can be experienced without spending a single penny (including buying premium expansions as there are many sources for free diamonds in the game, albeit at a modest pace). Ideally when goods are involved you build the 2 buildings you have to boost for, then use over-production to trade with others for the 3 goods you cannot produce. Commerce with guild mates and friends is key here. Efficient city design (and the ability to fit the buildings you need, whether its housing or goods) is a skill developed over time while playing.


InnoGames GmbH
190.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Diamonds (110) $2.99
  2. Diamonds (220) $4.99
  3. Diamonds (600) $9.99


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