Introduced in C4w
Unique Building for Roman Empire (Replaces Market)
Cost[1]150 Hammer
Special Abilities
  • +25% Money
  • +25% Great Person Birth Rate
  • Can turn 2 Citizens into Merchant
  • +1 Happiness from Fur, Ivory, Silk, Whale
  • Available for free on Industrial and later starts



"Roman civic and commercial life was largely centered upon the "forum," an open space surrounded by markets, temples, government buildings, and the "rostra," a platform where Romans made political speeches to their fellows. The Roman forums may have been modeled upon the "agoras," which served much the same purposes in earlier Greek cities. The most famous forum is the "Roman Forum," located at the center of the Imperial City, but most other Roman cities had them as well.

The Roman Forum in Rome contained a number of very important and beautiful buildings, including temples devoted to Romulus, Saturn and Vesta, several basilicas, and the "Curia Hostilia," which housed the Roman Senate."


"Forums, the Roman replacements for Markets, increase a city's wealth and Great Person birth rate. They also increase the city's happiness with access to Fur, Ivory, Silk, or Whales."

Difference from Market

It gives +25% Great Person Birth Rate in its city.


In the city screen press the following icon to start Forum construction:

Game versionButton
C4w and C4btsIcoForum

See also

List of City Buildings


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 100 Hammer, Epic: 225 Hammer, Marathon: 450 Hammer.