A visitor from Russia

At Travian Games we often say that the players are our most important feature. We like to use every opportunity to show that this is not just talk, but that the community really is the center of our attention. There is nothing better than hearing from players, who play Travian around the world and enjoy themselves over many years. Read More

Who actually was… Veleda?

Veleda was a Teuton, who was worshiped by her tribe, the Bructeri, as a sibyl. She lived during the reign of emperor Vespasian and predicted her tribe victory over the Romans. She was later captured and sent off to Italy. Read More

Travian 4.4 is getting a new name – Survey!

As already announced, we want to add a new name to Travian 4.4. Therefore we had asked you to send us your suggestions. After checking all of your suggestions, we picked the three that were most often mentioned and now it is your turn again! You have the chance to vote until next Monday, June 29th until 12 a.m. which name should be added in the future. Read More

What did the Teutons eat?

In Travian mainly crop is present as the staple of the tribes. But what did the Teutons actually eat?

Much of the food we are familiar with would have been unknown at the time our tribes lived (around 0 AD), since they came from America or Asia. Potatoes and corn, tomatoes and peppers, but also rice and noodles played no role in the Teutons’ diet. Moreover, apart from salting, drying and smoking there were no other alternatives to cure food and hence the diet depended much more on the seasons. Read More

Who actually was… Heliogabalus?

“Heliogabalus“ was the nickname of a Roman emperor, his birth name was Varius Avitus Bassianus and as emperor he called himself Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. He came to power through a military coup as a young man and became posterity’s best example of the decadence of Roman emperors with his ruthless, vicious behavior. Read More

What did a Gaul actually look like?

“Their dress was very striking: They wore patterned shirts in different colors and long trousers, which they called bracas.” Diodorus

Many historic sources portray the Gauls as wild warriors who went to fight bare-chested and often boldly painted. This doesn’t seem to have been common in day to day life though, as even the hardest warriors try to avoid a cold. “Barbaric” gear made of leather and hides, in which the Celts are often portrayed in fantasy comics, is not documented either. Hides seem to have been worn usually as capes in winter or as decorative items of clothing, since they were too heavy and bulky otherwise. Read More

Travian: Kingdoms – Webspot & Quiz

We highly appreciate that you play Travian 4.4 and Travian: Kingdoms AND that you follow our blog.

But today you really shouldn’t be here.

Today, you should head over to our Facebook page and win a Gaming-PC and other prices in our webspot quiz.

Travian: Kingdoms has a new webspot. Yes, it’s a little weird and went out of control, but watch it anyway and have fun!

So, enjoy the video, win the grand prize and come back here later this week!

Travian in “single-player mode” – is that possible?

There are things that seem trivial if someone actually spells them out, but yet they tend to surprise us more often than we thought possible. For example when playing Travian: Let’s imagine Steve and Katy start building up their village roughly at the same time, both gaining the typical beginner’s experience. They both are friends even outside of the game and regularly talk about game mechanics in Travian, for example which troop units they prefer, how shocked they were when their hero died for the first time and so on. However, the full server means they’re pretty much on their own. Read More

Who actually was – Ariovistus?

Ariovistus was the main actor in a bloody triangle relationship between our three tribes, who lived in the first half of the last century BC. He was a war lord of the Suebi, a Teutonic tribe that lived in the area east of the Rhine river and up towards the Elbe river. His date of birth is unknown, but he died in 54 BC.

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How we know what we know: Bog people

During his work, on August 1st 1984, the peat digger Andy Mould made a discovery in the Lindow Moss bog, which looked like a piece of wood. As he threw it to his colleague some peat fell off the item. What initially seemed like a piece of wood turned out to be a human foot.

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