Humankind is a game that in many ways simulates the advance of many civilizations throughout history, and that includes impressive achievements such as finding and preserving Natural Wonders but also creating Cultural Wonders.
This guide will help you learn how to claim a wonder and also to understand the differences between Natural and Cultural wonders in the game.
Claiming a Natural Wonder
Natural Wonders are unique terrains that can be found throughout your game map. They are somewhat random, so different wonders will show up in different biomes every time you play.
Finding the first Natural Wonder is a big deal in Humankind since it awards +50 Fame to the first Empire to find one due to the Competitive Deeds, so it might be one of the things that give you a competitive edge against other players.
In order to claim a Natural Wonder, all that you need is to claim the Territory where the Wonder is located.
When a Natural Wonder is discovered, your Empire will gain +30 Science as long as the discovery was made during or after the Ancient Era.
These are all the Natural Wonders in Humankind:
Wonders provide +10 Money, +10 Stability, and +5 Influence to the City or Outpost that is in the same Territory.
On top of that, there are certain wonders that also grant special bonuses, like the Lake Baikal. It adds +2 to Industry and +1 to Vision Range of the Outpost that is in the same Territory of the Wonder.
Cultural Wonders, unlike Natural ones, are men made. They are unique Districts that provide Fame and can provide bonuses to the Empire that built it. Cultural Wonders are also produced through shared projects, making it possible to rush a Cultural Wonder if your Empire has several cities.
Every Cultural Wonder grants 100 Fame upon completion, and it also gives Stability to the City from the same Territory. There are at least three different Cultural Wonders per Era after the Neolithic one.
To claim a Cultural Wonder, your Empire has to be at least in the Ancient Era. You also need to be constantly increasing your amount of Influence.
Go to Cities and Outposts. Once the menu opens, you should see a button with the text “Show unclaimed wonders.”
Once you click it, you will be able to see all the wonders that you and other players have claimed. As soon as you finish building one, you can claim another one.
Natural Wonders can provide small advantages to your resources income, and Cultural Wonders will grant Fame, and gathering more Fame than the adversaries is pretty much how you win a game of Humankind.
Make sure you have enough Influence to claim territories when you’re first exploring the map because you don’t want to lose those Territories with wonders.
On top of that, make sure that you are always building a Cultural Wonder if you have the resources to do it.
In the end, Wonders work as extra beneficial districts, and you must analyze if they will complement your strategy to win the game.