Please help me make a decision. I'm playing one of my first games in Civ5. Game settings: - Emperor difficulty level - map terra, standard size - Marathon game speed - 22 civs and 22 city-states - my Civ is Poland Current situation: - year something about 1000BC, recently I went into classical era and dicovered construction - I have 4 cities, all with walls, 4 workers, 6 archers and 6 spearmen - my social policies are opened tradition and just completed liberty with an academy built with my great scientist near capital (btw - awesome boost to science, almost twice higher research speed of techs) - my land is rich of strategic resouces (about 15 Iron and 6 horses) and rich of luxury resources (5 different plus 3 same type plus 1 via trade) - my capital is 6-size and other cities 3 or 4-size - for now I have happiness at +7 - I can build 4 collosseums and 1 circus to make it +17 shortly, so I guess it would be a little excess and maybe it's time for more cities to come? - my neighbors are France, Egypt, Portugal, Persia and Korea - all of them already dislike me for "building cities too aggressively" and I had a few defensive wars recently And now my problem is: I have not much free space for new cities, the map is standard with 22 civs so there is not much room, I have only 2 free spots left where I could eventually build cities and I'm affraid it's the last chance now to do so. These spots however does not have any strategical of luxury recources - only natural resources, bananas, deer and so. Is it worth to build 2 additional settlers and found cities now? I would have happiness hit but maybe I'll benefit in the future due to more growth, science, gold, connections to capital, production etc. For now I have +7 happiness but I can make shortly additional +10 happiness from collosseums and circus. How big happiness hit would I get for 2 new cities? Is it 4 per city or more? Or depending on how many cities I will have in total?