In The Battle of Polytopia, players choose one of eleven tribes to lead. Four tribes (Bardur, Xin-Xi, Imperius, and Oumaji) are included in the game, free of charge, and seven additional tribes (Kickoo, Hoodrick, Luxidoor, Vengir, Zebasi, Ai-Mo and Aquarion) are currently available as in-app purchases.

The choice of a tribe has important consequences. Each human tribe begins the game with a different technology unlocked by default, with the exception of the Luxidoor and Aquarion. Each tribe also seems to have a mix of terrain and resources that they are likely to be surrounded with at the beginning of a new game; see Research for more information.

In the latest "Atlantis" update, a section with 'special' tribes was added. They are non-human and have a modified tech tree. Only one exists of now, the Aquarion. They have a modified Chivalry branch, with two new special units: The Amphibian to replace their Rider, and the Tridention to replace their Knight.

Each tribe's terrain, resources, units, cities, and monuments are unique in appearance. These are aesthetic only and do not affect gameplay.

There is also one more tribe currently in development, the Quetzali.

Available Tribes Edit

Human Tribes Edit

Tribe Image


Unlocked Tech

Cost (US$) Cost (CAD$) Cost


Release Date (App Store) Color
Xin-Xi Climbing Free Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Red
Imperius Organization Free Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Blue
Bardur Hunting Free Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Black
Oumaji Riding Free Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Yellow
Kickoo Fishing 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ Feb 4th, 2016 Light Green
Hoodrick Archery 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ March 23rd, 2016 Brown
Luxidoor None, starts with a level 3 city and city wall. 2.99 US$ 3.99 CAD$ March 23rd, 2016 Purple

Vengir Smithery 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ June 23nd, 2016 White

Zebasi temp
Zebasi Farming 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ 1.49


August 4th, 2016 Orange
Ai-mo face original
Ai-Mo Meditation 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ 1.49


December 1st, 2016 Teal
IMG 3353-0
Quetzali Defender 0.99






October 19th, 2017 Dark


Special Tribes Edit

Tribe Image Name Unlocked Tech Cost (US$) Cost (CAD$) Cost


Release Date Color
Aquarion None 1.99


2.79 CAD$ Unknown June 8, 2017 Salmon Pink

See alsoEdit

External links Edit

Polytopia Gaming Youtube Channel: Ranking the Ten Tribes (outdated since the "Atlantis" update)

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