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Game Rules

You can find the Games Rules on the Grepolis website. If these rules are broken, sanctions may occur.

§1) Preface

Grepolis ("the game") is an online cross-platform game developed and distributed by InnoGames GmbH ("InnoGames"). The game can be used by you as a User ("player") via computers, mobile devices, consoles, access points to the Internet, virtual or real networks ("means of connections") and can be played under certain game rules ("the rules") to ensure a fair game play experience for all players. As a player of Grepolis, you may register an account allowing you to access multiple game servers ("game worlds"). The rules are defined by InnoGames and applied by the support and moderation team of InnoGames ("the team"). By registering an account on the game, you are committed to follow the rules. The team will ensure that the terms of the rules are met by warnings and punishments ("bans"). A player that has bought gold will be subjected to the same rules and bans as all other players.

§2) Account Usage

Each player can play, in each world, with only one account. Players are not allowed to use other players' accounts.

An account can be gifted to another person only with the written consent of the team that can deny this change. Once this is accepted it is no longer possible to revert. It is forbidden to use an account for financial gain.

As the game is localized in several versions, players shall always use the language (LANGUAGE) in this version, this applies, but is not limited to messages, player profiles and such.

Advertising of any kind is not allowed, this includes using any means to mass deliver messages.


  • it is allowed for two players to use the same means of connection, provided each player only controls the actions of his/her assigned account.
  • every player sharing a means of connection must abide by rule §3.
  • it is forbidden to play for another player, even if he/she is temporarily gone.
  • it is forbidden to log into the accounts of other players.

§3) Sharing Means of Connection

Players, knowingly, sharing an Internet connection and/or a device and operating accounts on the same world must declare a shared connection (this is done on the game settings).

It is not permitted for players sharing a means of connection to interact with each other within the game (be it, but not limited to attacking, supporting, spell casting, trading).

Players sharing a means of connection cannot interact with the same third party (be it, but not limited to attacking, supporting, spell casting, trading) after at least 48 hours has passed between the actions.


  • trading via market offers.
  • sending resources to world wonders.

§4) Code of Conduct

Players are expected to treat other players with respect and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner while playing the game.

The game is intended for all people above 12 years old, hence all type of behavior and/or content such as, but not limited to profanity, pornography, extreme politics, xenophobia, unlawful behavior and substances are prohibited.


It is allowed:

  • to call a player a noob (novice) and similar respectful taunts.
  • to blackmail another player for resources, but not for gold or other premium items.

It is forbidden:

  • to violate or harm other players physically or mentally.
  • to name your alliance with offensive or inappropriate terms.
  • to glorify terrorist acts or persons.
  • to insult players via the in-game communication system.
  • to post chain letters or spam mail.
  • to post advertisement links and referrer-links.
  • to discriminate against players based on, but not limited to their origins, race, religion, creed, sex, disability, age or any relevant category.

§5) Buying and Trades

It is not allowed to buy, sell, trade or gift accounts or its parts outside the game features.


It is allowed:

  • to trade resources for gold via the in-game market.
  • to trade resources for resources via the in-game market.

It is forbidden:

  • to negotiate with other players parts of the account for gold or resources such as, but not limited *to troops, cities and others.
  • to offer or acquire services (protection, attacks, and such) or benefits from other players in exchange for gold.

§6) Bots, Scripts, Macros and Proxies

The game is intended to be played on "normal" browsers without the use of automated processes. Players can make use of scripts that have been published in the specific forum area and respectively allowed by the team. Until a script has been approved publicly by the team it is considered as illegal and it’s not allowed to use it.

The use of proxies and other ways of concealing the connection between player and servers is forbidden, nevertheless players in special cases may apply for an exemption.

§7) Languages

This Grepolis server is the International server. Player or alliance profiles must be written in English or have an English translation of any texts. Private communications, including alliance forums, are allowed to be in any language. It is forbidden to refuse to allow a player entry to an alliance based on his/her nationality.

§8) Account Deletion

The accounts can be deleted in different cases (see the examples below) either automatically or, alternatively the player also can request the account deletion. Automatic deletion will NOT occur as long as there are active premium options running. Once the account has been removed, it is not possible to recover it.


  • 30 days of inactivity (being on vacation mode is not considered as inactivity).
  • permanently banned accounts.

§9) Fair-play

Grepolis is a competitive game, and the team are the referees. All disputes about rules breaches and ambiguous cases are the responsibility of the team and all the decisions are final.

§10) Miscellaneous

When deemed necessary, InnoGames might change parts or the sum (including delete, or edit) of accounts, worlds, configurations, and other aspects of the game, including these rules, at any time. A change will be announced in an appropriate manner.

Forum Rules



  • English only. Please limit other languages to well known quotes or provide a correct translation.
  • Anything deemed politically extreme, pornographic, illegal, or unsavory in any way is prohibited.
  • Racist or ethnic bashing comments are forbidden even if used in jest.
  • Comments that play down the use of illegal drugs or promote the use of said substances are strictly forbidden.
  • No use of profanity will be permitted (including masked profanity). If it's something a moderator feels is inappropriate, it will be edited.


  • Treat each other with respect and remain polite. You are able to use tactics to prove your in-game opponents in the world forums (See P&P)
  • Personal insults are not allowed anywhere in this forum, including reputation and private messages.
  • Users are not allowed to impersonate moderators.
  • Spam and off topic comments will be deleted. This includes comments such as “In before Lock” and one word posts. If you wish to let the poster know you approve or disapprove of their post, please use the reputation system.
  • Do not attempt to provoke the moderators.
  • Players who deliberately act against the building of the community will be denied access to these forums.
  • Do not use copyrighted materials of any kind in your posts.
  • It is not allowed to rebuke another user concerning his grammar/spelling. If the grammar/spelling of a user is that bad, report the post.
  • Do not include lots of unnecessary quotations.
  • Each Grepolis player may only use one account for Forum use, regardless of the number of accounts he or she has ingame.


  • Maximum size images you are allowed to post are 640 by 640 pixels in dimension.
  • No animated images are allowed.


  • Please ensure you are creating topics in the right forum.
  • Avoid repetition of topics. If you post a repeat topic, please alert a moderator!
  • Please choose appropriate topic titles. A bad example would be “Help!” or “Question”.

P&P (Politics and Propaganda)

  • The idea of P&P is to post about ongoing conflicts in the attempt to spread information, ideas and even rumors in order to help yourself or harm your opponents. P&P can be a valuable tool on the forums and bring a new element to the game.
  • For a thread to qualify as P&P, please ensure when creating the topic the P&P prefix is used.
  • All P&P should be done in character. No personal attacks or flaming are allowed. For example “Player Joe is a coward because he hides his troops from our attacks.” or “Metropolis is full of noobs who can't shoot their slings straight”
  • Unacceptable examples: “Player Joe has a court ordered psychiatrist and really needs to get a life. “


  • Topics and/or posts that are created solely for the purpose of advertising other websites without connection to Grepolis or InnoGames GmbH are forbidden.
  • "Referrer-ID's" and thief-game-links are particularly unwanted. Discussions relating to other non-browser games are allowed.

Signatures and Avatars

  • Avatars can be 80 x 80 pixels.
  • Signatures can be 120 pixels high, and 700 pixels wide. This also includes any lines of text added to the side or underneath the signature.
  • They both must comply with all other rules.
  • They may not be animated.



Information about the types of moderators and who to contact for a given purpose can be found on the Board FAQ.

Guidelines For The Forum

  • If you have a query or problem with any of the moderation, do not create a topic about it. Please PM Baudin Toolan.
  • If you wish to create a topic regarding moderation, please contact the relevant moderator first.
  • Do not insult or degrade any of the moderators in any way. Treat them as you would a normal player – remember they play Grepolis too!
  • The moderators have the right to edit or delete posts and close topics. Please follow their instructions.
  • If you notice that your post or topic was deleted, it has been removed for a good reason. * Do not rewrite it. If need be, PM the moderator in question about why it was removed.


  • When you breach a rule, you will receive a warning. After this initial warning, infractions will be handed out.
  • In some extreme circumstances, the warning will not be given.
  • If you are banned from the forum, you are not allowed to create an account to evade this ban. Doing so will result in a month added to your ban, and the ban evade account permanently banned.
  • Arguing against the Grepolis team who uphold these rules will be punished and topics that seek to create or worsen existing problems will be deleted.
  • Repeated violations may result in probation or permanent removal from the forums.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to ban or infract players even if they haven't violated the stated forum rules.


Please do not discuss in game or forum bans.

Private messages

  • Conversations, discussions and arguments between two people should be done in private. Please use the private message system in this forum or other applications (e.g. IRC, skype, …)
  • Do not harass other people through use of private messages. Repeatedly spamming private messages for personal gain or to irritate other users will result in infractions. All forum rules also apply to private messages unless stated otherwise.

If you are unsure as to whether something is against the rules or not, please contact a moderator before you go ahead with it! We will advise you as soon as possible on whether it is allowed on the forum or not. {[FlagsRules}}