The WoL team generally tries to focus on maps with unique events or looks, and locations not covered by the base game. Below are the maps included in the Cheese Hunt map pool.
Most of the original civilizations have varying degrees of changes, but their overall gameplay is unchanged. Below is a list of WoL civilizations by culture, a grouping of civilizations with shared units, buildings, techs, age-ups, and other features.
Similar in gameplay to Europeans, Latin Americans have the Post Office, which allows them to ally with an immigrant nation.
Anglo civs can choose a party each age, giving them access to varied bonuses, units, techs, and cards.
The Africans have the most varied and unique gameplay of any culture, and age up by researching techs in their Library.
Balkans are similar in style to Europeans, but have a handful of unique buildings, many of which they Age-up from instead of the Town Center.