I have started playing. What do I do after we've revolted to Monarchy? Should I make all the trades I can? "4-1150BC: Philosophy comes in. Check out the big picture. Japan and the Zulus will give us Polytheism, Pottery and 14g for Philo. I trade with Japan since they are cautious towards us and Shaka is polite. Take monarchy. Revolt. The mongols had CoL but it was out of reach for us, as we could not afford it. Khan wanted philo, all our gold and 14+++gpt, that would get him to "close". Head back to Shaka to trade Iron working and 29g for Philo, as he would have gotten it soon anyways. Trade philo to Khan for Horseback riding and 199g. We're up Polytheism and Monarchy on him, should I get CoL and Map Making from him now?" If you guys are not happy with trading around Philo let me know as then I will replay this turn. If we give Khan polytheism he might get the ToA before us?