Culture points (CP) are a restriction that limits the number of villages you can settle or conquer. You gain them by building and upgrading buildings in your village. At the start of the game, everyone gets a certain amount of CP, depending on gameworld speed.
Number of Culture Points required for villages depends on the gameworld speed.
The current number of Culture Points and how many you produce per day can be looked up in the Administration Building. Various buildings provide different amounts of Culture Points.
Additional Culture Points can be obtained from Artwork found on adventures or bought at the auction house. Another way of getting extra CPs is through parties in the town hall.
To settle a new village, you need to have enough Culture Points for the next village, both at the time when you send the settlers, and at the time when arrive at their destination.
Lower enemy village loyalty with administrators and conquering it also requires having enough Culture Points at the time of the battle.
The amount of culture points received at the start, for celebrations and from artwork vary depending on the speed.
Game Version & Speed (see Culture Points tab)