|This article is about the building in Age of Empires. For the building in other games of the series, see Town Center.|
Unlike in all the other games of the series, the Town Center in Age of Empires cannot defend itself.
Like a House, a Town Center supports 4 population. Players cannot build more Town Centers unless their civilization has advanced to the Bronze Age and has a Granary, Market, and Government Center present as well. However, it is possible to create a new Town Center in any Age without any of the requisite buildings, if the player has no Town Center to begin with or had lost their original one.