Beat the game on any difficulty setting with only one city.


Enabling One City Challenge (OCC) in the advanced setup menu is not required to get the achievement.

Enabling OCC and going for a Domination Victory does not get you the achievement[1]. This achievement can only be obtained through other Victory types.

It is unclear whether you can have multiple cities, or need to only have one for the entire game. One steam user has reported getting the achievement by trading away cities on the last turn before Victory. It may have been patched and could no longer be possible.


As of Brave New World, Cultural (Tourism) Victory seems very hard to obtain and is not recommended. One city can't hold enough of your Great Works, it won't provide you with enough theming bonus, and you will fall very far behind science-wise meaning you won't get the essential late-game Wonders.

Domination won't get you the achievement.

The easier win is probably a Diplomatic Victory, by amassing tons of gold to buy out support in City States. The player should focus really hard on getting Science boosts and early Great Library / National College then University, in order to keep up or even keep ahead in Technology. This can lead to a Science Victory as well.


Historical ReferenceEdit

This is an altered reference to a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings. The section this is taken from reads, "One Ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, one ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them."[2]

References and LinksEdit

  2. Article on the Rings of Power that includes the entire epigraph.

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