I found a recent map that I decided to play over and over again. And it features caguana. I’d argue its the best city state to befriend for a science victory (and perhaps cultural too). My Batey strategy is to focus on campuses and entertainment complexes for off-production cities and use bateys for culture generation. what batey does: +1 base culture +1 culture per adjacent bonus resource (I plant it adjacent to at least two). Double after Exploration civic. +2 per adjacent entertainment complex what this means: I can skip monuments early game as +3 batey is super easy to get. later, that I’m getting anywhere between +5 and +9 culture per Batey tile. Insane! Sure as hell beats spamming theatre districts.