Igor should have started a new item. Now that 10 of the 12 posts are about a future GOTM rather than GOTM65, I suggest a moderator turn this into a new item. Soon afer I started playing Civ2, being an experienced Civ1 player, I got a north pole start by chance. It was the third game I ever played on Civ2 and I was not yet a good Civ2 player. I was playing Sioux at King level. I got 2 settlers on the north pole and Bronze Working. I sent the settlers in opposite directions till I found an island attached to the north pole; the only one. I built my first city there in -3600. The island had only 8 tiles, 4 plains and 4 forests. This lead to very slow growth. By -500 I established a city in an adjacent island of size 6 and landed on the main continent. By 500 I managed to establish 3 cities on the continent (for a total of 5 cities). At this time I could not build anymore on the portion of the continent I could see because of Romans and Chinese. Right around this time I discovered that Beijing is a barbarian city. I quickly bought it. In 620 I made an alliance with the Chinese and together attacked the Romans. The war went very slowly as I was inexperinced and the Romans more powerful than I. Before I could finish Romans off in 1868, every one turned on me. In 1900 I turned communist and was busy fighting Chinese and Egyptians. Chinese were destroyed in 1918. In 1935 I changed to Democracy to improve my tech situtation. The war was mostly a stalemate. Because of the enormity of the continent there was very little sea action by anyone. Air action started in late 1960s when both Egyptians and I discovered flight. By this time the war had spread to Vikings and Zulu. I tried cease fires with them to concentrate on Eygptians but they kept breaking it. The only good thing was that the two of them fought each other often. In late 1990s I manage to turn a lasting cease fire with Vikings into an alliance. This allowed me to increase the pressure on Egyptians and bring about their downfall in 2012. Meanwhile rampant pollution lead to global warming catastrophe in 2007. I finished all techs in 2009. With the alliance with Vikings still in place we turn our attention to the Zulu. But soon Vikings turn against me. I still managed to get rid of Zulu in 2018. In 2019 Vikings nuked one of my cities. I was powerful enough to destroy the Vikings at that point but not in 1 turn.