A large Inca House that supports 12 population and produces food.
—In-game description

The Kancha House is an economic building in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition that is unique to the Incas and replaces the House. It supports more population than Houses, has a large LOS, and trickles 0.6 food every second, but costs more and has a lower build limit.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Kancha House, apart from its ability to generate food, can also act as a Wall due to its large size. It takes a lot of foundation space, and thus must be built closely to prepare a defensive wall to block enemy units attempting to raid or attack the base. The Kancha House has a built limit of 13 and provides 12 population; hence, they can only support a maximum population of 156 (166, if the starting Town Center population is included). The player has to build additional Town Centers to reach 200 population.

The food trickle can be further increased upon sending the Chincha Brewing card, which grants +0.3 food every second.

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Age Technology Cost Effect
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Queen's Festival 400 wood,
400 coin
Ships 4 Villagers

Further statistics[edit | edit source]

As Kancha Houses are unique to the Incas, only technologies that they have access to are shown in the following tables:

Home City Cards[edit | edit source]

As Kancha Houses are unique to the Incas, only their cards and other civilizations' TEAM cards are shown in the following tables:

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Defintive Edition[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, Kancha Houses trickle 0.5 food/second, and Chincha Brewing increases the trickle to 1.0 food/second. With update 9476, Kancha Houses trickle 0.6 food/second, and Chincha Brewing increases the trickle to 0.9 food/second.

History[edit | edit source]

Along with Kallanka architecture, Kancha architecture was widely used throughout the Inca Empire. Kanchas were groups of primarily residential, rectangular spaces generally comprising a single room, one story high, and a shared patio space. Each Kancha grouping was surrounded by an enclosure wall of stone. Some were gabled, some not, but all tended to cover their stone bases with thatched roofing, which was pitched to control the flow of rainwater. These complexes housed large numbers of people in easily defensible locations, and their organized nature lent themselves to convenient civil administration.
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