Civilization_logoClick here to read a report on the Civilization IV Tournament at the 2015 Olympiad

Divisions: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Middle School, Elementary
Competition Type: Individual, Computer Game

International History Olympiad co-founder David Madden credits Sid Meier’s Civilization series of historical strategy computer games with driving his interest in history, dating back to the original version of the game in the mid 1990’s. For over 25 years, games in the Civilization series have been both enlightening and addictive, and we are delighted to feature a competition using Civilization at the Olympiad.

The version of Civilization that we play will be determined in advance of the Olympiad and then be announced here, but it will most likely be Civilization VI. Unlike in past years, competitors will be asked to bring their own laptops and compete using those. If requested, laptops may be kept for safe keeping with Olympiad staff. Thus there will not be a field cap as in past years; if you bring a laptop, you are welcome to compete. IAC is currently determining if students will also need to provide their own version of the game, or if IAC will do this for competing students.

2018 Champions
Varsity: Rahul Yohhan Kumarasinghe, Massachusetts
Junior Varsity: Josh Replogle, California
Middle School: Johnny Miri, Texas

2016 Champions
Varsity: Tommy Tripp, Maryland
Junior Varsity: Alejandro Lim, Philippines
Middle School: Christopher Soules, California

2015 Champions
Varsity: Kevin Huang, Canada
Junior Varsity: Alex Boltz, Hong Kong
Middle School: Chansol Park, Hong Kong