In The Battle of Polytopia, players choose one of twelve tribes to lead. Four tribes (Bardur, Xin-Xi, Imperius, and Oumaji) are included in the game free of charge, and eight additional tribes (Kickoo, Hoodrick, Luxidoor, Vengir, Zebasi, Ai-Mo, Aquarion, and Quetzali) are 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 has a mix of terrain and resources that they are likely to be surrounded with at the beginning of a new game which also depends on the selected trbe. See Research for more information.

In the 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.

A 13th tribe, the Polaris, was teased first on Midjiwan's instagram account and was later confirmed on discord. It is likely now in development.

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

Available Tribes Edit

Human Tribes Edit

Tribe Image


Starting Tech

Cost (US$) Cost (CAD$) Release Date (App Store) Color
Xin-Xi Climbing Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Red
Imperius Organization Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Blue
Bardur Hunting Free Free Feb 4th, 2016 Black
Oumaji Riding 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 a city wall 2.99 US$ 3.99 CAD$ March 23rd, 2016 Purple
Large 8

Vengir Smithery 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ June 23nd, 2016 White
Large 9

Zebasi Farming 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ August 4th, 2016 Orange
Large 10
Ai-Mo Meditation 0.99 US$ 1.39 CAD$ December 1st, 2016 Teal
Large 12
Quetzali Shields 0.99




October 19th, 2017 Dark


Zebasi temp

Special Tribes Edit

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


Release Date Color
Large 11
Aquarion None, modified tech tree 1.99


2.79 CAD$ 2.99 AU$ June 8, 2017 Salmon

See alsoEdit

External links Edit

Polytopia Gaming Youtube Channel: Ranking the Ten Tribes (outdated since the "Atlantis" update)

Xin-Xi, Imperius, Bardur, Oumaji, Kickoo, Hoodrick, Luxidoor, Vengir, Zebasi, Ai-Mo, Quetzali, Aquarion

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