Welcome, Pharaoh Players

And now we are done! Congratulate the Winners!

Our search has ended to find the best players, the most innovative, the fastest and the best in the Two Lands. All the Egyptian Nation and Pharaoh Heaven is now ready to crown the Grand Winner, the Most Glorious of all Pharaohs and pay homage to the Court of Winners. These contests were designed to offer opportunities for each to show their many skills and compete with peers.

Pharaoh has searched for a worthy successor and reliable subjects to carry on his work. He has found those with military skills, but also great economic experts, masters of trade and commerce. He has found those who can build beautiful cities as well as those who can find innovative and daring solutions to pressing problems.

These winners have shown Pharaoh what they have learned through countless hours of hauling stones, micro-managing storage yards, and yelling at cartpushers. Drawn on the vast knowledge accumulated reading forum posts, designing housing blocks, counting tiles and calculating production rates. The time has come to praise and congratulate the winners. We honor the following competitiors for their outstanding achievements.

Expert Class Winners

1st place
Pharaoh, King of the Two Lands

2nd place
Lord of Lower Egypt

3rd place
Great Chieftain of Upper Egypt

Novice Class Winners

1st place
Royal Vizier in the House of Eternity

2nd place
Royal Scribe of Pharaoh

3rd place
Fan Bearer on the Right of the King

Special Awards for Outstanding Achievement
Erik Hjortsberg-Hammanat
Brugle-Palatial Estates

The contest is now closed – July 28, 2000

  • You may download the events and play for your own enjoyment. The winners entries are linked on the individual Event Desciption pages if you choose to compare your results to the winners. The Organization and Rules pages are here for historical references. Enjoy.

Organization and Overview

The events are organized for different difficulty levels.

  • Expert Competitors must play all events on Hard
  • Novice Competitors must play all events on Normal

You must declare yourself either an Expert Competitor or Novice Competitor. You will not be allowed to change competition levels once you submit for an event. Only one submittal per person for each event will be evaluated.

Open Events: These must be played on the level your choose for competition–Normal or Hard. Most of these events will have separate maps for each difficulty level. The difficulty level you choose will determine the cost of buildings and game play as it does in the career missions, as well as starting money, and perhaps the size of bailouts. The criteria to win will be the same for each difficulty level. Winners for First, Second and Third place will be chosen for each difficulty level in each Open event.

Expert Events: Hard difficulty only: A few events are designed for the Expert players only. The events will have less starting money, tricky events, many surprises. Events must be played on Hard Difficulty. No extra points for playing on Very Hard! First, Second and Third place winners chosen for each Expert only event.

Participation: You may enter as many or few events as you choose

If you submit 3 valid entries during the 4 week contest, you will be a eligible for a drawing to receive an Official Pharaoh T-shirt given to Pharaoh Heaven by Impressions! whoo hooo, yes, you can find out all about it in I wanna win a Pharaoh T-shirt!. Remember, you must have 3 valid entries to be eligible to win this souvenir of the Pharaolympics!

For all the details of the Competition, see Rules, Scoring and Winning.

Event Schedule

There will be a total of 9 games to play. You may enter as many or few of the events as you wish. Each week’s events will have a variety of games and difficulty levels to play and can be downloaded directly from Pharaoh Heaven. Your chances of winning the grand prize will increase with the number of events you enter, and some awards will also be given for special achievements!

Long Events will be due in 4 weeks, Medium Events due in 2 weeks and Short Events must be submitted in one week. You may submit your entry any time before the required date. The deadline is midnight in your own time zone of the last calendar day for each event.

For all the details see the Events Schedule.