Travian is one of the oldest major browser based strategy games currently available. Set during the classic Roman Age, players start the game with a single undeveloped town and must build a global empire. Players choose from three tribes during account creation: the Romans, Gauls, or Teutons.

Each tribe has different strengths and weaknesses, along with 10 unique military units. Unlike other strategy games, Travian has a very real end-point. Every 300 or 100 days (depending on server type) each server enters end-game mode where an NPC controlled tribe, the Natars, continually attack players while they attempt to build a Wonder.

The first player to fully construct a Wonder is coined the winner and the server restarts.

The Romans – Easiest tribe to play, highly recommended for beginners. Romans have balanced attack/defense capabilities and powerful units. The trouble is their units train slowly and are weak against cavalry.

The Gauls – The most defense oriented tribe. Gauls have powerful cavalry units but are more built towards defensive play. Suggested for intermediate players.

The Teutons – An aggressive tribe best put to use by experienced players. Teutonic soldiers have low defense and speed but are devastating in combat.