Villages are human settlements found all over Eden in Black & White 1. They are equivalent to Black & White 2 cities. A village can have the following buildings: Abodes (small and large ones), village center, village store, workshop, creche, graveyard and wonder.
To win in this game, the player must control every village they can, therefore gaining access to the miracles offered there.
In the first game, there are 8 different villages:
- Indian (Native American)
- A tribe, referred to as "African", can be found only on a Skirmish-map. It uses Aztec villagers, Egyptian buildings and Celt worshipping music.
- Villages are normally self-sustaining, with villagers collecting food and wood on their own, but if the player helps them way too much (i.e. fully supplying wood to every building under construction, filling the village store with food until the desire flag drops completely, etc.) the villagers become dependant and the village becomes a lazy village.