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This article is about the building in Age of Empires. For similar buildings in other games, see Market.

The Market is an economic building in Age of Empires that features the ability to pay tributes to other players, and provides the ability to research many useful upgrades that benefit the economy of a civilization. Most of these technologies found in this building increase the rate of resource collecting as well as ones that improve the food quantities of Farms. The Wheel is considered by some as the most useful upgrade since it makes Villagers move and collect resource faster as well as enabling the development of Chariot units.

The Granary is required for their construction.

Upgrades[]

Tool Age[]

All Markets in the Iron Age

Bronze Age[]

  • Artisanship - Increases Villager gathering rate of Wood and the range of archers, towers and the Scout Ship line
  • Wheel - Increases Villager speed and enables Chariot units from Archery Range and Stable
  • Plow - Increases Farm capacity of Food

Iron Age[]

  • Craftsmanship - Increases Villager gathering rate of Wood and the range of archers, towers and the Scout Ship line; enables the Helepolis upgrade
  • Siegecraft - Allows Villagers to ignore building armor; increases Villager gathering rate of Stone and the attack and range of Slingers; enables the Heavy Catapult upgrade
  • Coinage - Increases more Gold productivity and also makes market tributes free
  • Irrigation - Increases Farm capacity of Food

Availability[]

Civilization Craftsmanship.png Siegecraft.png Irrigation AOE.png All
Assyrians X
Babylonians X
Carthaginians
Choson X
Egyptians
Greeks X
Hittites
Macedonians
Minoans X
Palmyrans
Persians
Phoenicians
Romans
Shang
Sumerians
Yamato X
Civilization Craftsmanship.png Siegecraft.png Irrigation AOE.png All

Civilization bonuses[]

History[]

The specialization made possible by the development of agriculture created the need for a place where craftsmen could meet to barter their wares for those of others and for food.  The Market in each town and village was the place where barter and exchange took place.  The development of the Market marked the change from the small hunting/ foraging group that shared its harvest to the much more complex economy that rose with the rise of towns and cities.  Specialization resulted in efficiencies of scale and greater overall production fairly among the food providers  and specialists.  The profit motive spurred innovation to increase production.  The potter, for example, looked for ways to make more and better pots for the same effort to increase the amount of food that he could obtain by trading pots.
Age of Empires manual

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Barracks
   
   
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House
   
   
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Granary
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Stable
   
   
   
   
   
   
Archery Range
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Small Wall
   
   
   
   
   
   
Market
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Watch Tower
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Farm
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Academy
   
   
   
   
   
   
Siege Workshop
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Medium Wall
   
   
Government Center
   
   
   
   
   
   
Temple
   
   
Sentry Tower
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Wonder
   
   
Fortified Wall
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Guard Tower
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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