Furs are one of the 31 rare resources. They appears as a group of four black bears (Ursus americanus or Ursus thibetanus) on most maps or polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in snowy/arctic terrain.
- +10 Food gather rate
- +10 Metal gather rate
- Cost of Military Research reduced by 25%
The gather rate of rare resources can be increased in various ways, as described in the main article. Note that Metal is not gathered until a nation has entered the Classical Age and linking a Furs resource while still in the Ancient Age might not provide the full benefit.
Furs are one of the five rare resources to reduce research cost, with the other four being Dye, Papyrus, Silk and Silver. The cost reduction is quite significant, so if Furs happen to be available nearby, they should be hooked up as soon as possible.