What worker:city ratio do you shoot for? In my first game, I built 1 worker per city. I spent the entire game being woefully underdeveloped. Definitely doesn't seem like high enough of a ratio. In my second game, I built 3 workers per city. It was a OCC that I eventually lost due to having no heir . I had a little idle time near the beginning of the game, but once I started unlocking wonders/urban improvements, it seemed like a pretty good ratio. I'm thinking for a normal game, I should shoot for 2-2.5 workers per city?