Divisions: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Middle School
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 20 years, games in the Civilization series have been both enlightening and addictive, and we are delighted to feature a competition using Civilization as an official medal event at the Olympiad. Competitors will NOT be required (nor be permitted) to bring their own laptop. As a limited number of official laptops are available, this event will have first-come, first-served registration.
As was the case in 2015 and 2016, we will once again for 2018 be running this on Civilization IV – Beyond the Sword Edition. We will be playing on the normal world map. All students in each division will start as the same civilization with the same opposing civilizations. The timing of the competition will be determined by how many students sign up – there is a limit of 20 students allowed per division, so sign up soon! Junior Varsity and Varsity students will play at Noble level of difficulty; Middle School students will play at Warlord level of difficulty.
Varsity: Tommy Tripp, Maryland
Junior Varsity: Alejandro Lim, Philippines
Middle School: Christopher Soules, California
Varsity: Kevin Huang, Canada
Junior Varsity: Alex Boltz, Hong Kong
Middle School: Chansol Park, Hong Kong