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To ask for the wisdom of mumsnet re a game I can't remember the name of!

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fightoffyourdemons Mon 15-May-17 14:31:00

I used to play a game maybe 15 ish years ago, it was a computer game set in the old days. I played a few and may be getting them muddled up! I definitely played age of empire so it isn't that

The jist of it was to build a town/city, you started with a big green open space, you had to build a road to a 'pasture' type area to build water pumps and things, you could find sheep and things and hunt them, I'm sure there was an element of building temples to the gods and if you didn't sometimes they send lightening or plagues.

Then I remember having to have build water and fire and hospitals etc which covered a certain area and the house that weren't covered wouldn't 'evolve' this may have been a separate game I definitely played a couple!

Please help it's driving me mad! I've searched online but there's so little to go on!! 😩

NapQueen Mon 15-May-17 14:32:25

Was it called Oregan Trail or something similar?

RoastedPotato Mon 15-May-17 14:34:37

Is it Caesar per chance?

BorpBorpBorp Mon 15-May-17 14:34:39

Age of Empires?

GoldilocksAndTheThreePears Mon 15-May-17 14:35:40

Sim city?

BorpBorpBorp Mon 15-May-17 14:35:46

Or maybe not, since you explicitly said it wasn't blush

lolalament Mon 15-May-17 14:36:13

Sounds like Caesar

GoldilocksAndTheThreePears Mon 15-May-17 14:36:26

Oh I just noticed the hunting bit ooops!

Age of Gods?
Black and White?

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 15-May-17 14:36:40


GoldilocksAndTheThreePears Mon 15-May-17 14:37:22

I think the building part you mentioned with having services cover an area may be Sim City

steff13 Mon 15-May-17 14:37:27

Was it Zeus?

JoanJettPack Mon 15-May-17 14:37:57

Sounds like Caesar or maybe one of the Civilization games

SamoanSamosa Mon 15-May-17 14:38:31


Heychickadee Mon 15-May-17 14:38:37

Pharaoh was like that. I used to play it about 15 years ago too.

steff13 Mon 15-May-17 14:38:42

There was a sequel called Poseidon.

wasonthelist Mon 15-May-17 14:39:37 ?

glueandstick Mon 15-May-17 14:48:19

Omg Pharoah. That's taken me right back. I lost endless days to that 😂

GirlInTheDirtyShirt Mon 15-May-17 14:51:30

Pharaoh! I loved that game so much. There's a simulator version you can download and play somewhere.

fightoffyourdemons Mon 15-May-17 14:51:30

Yes! I think it was pharoahs and masters of Olympus!! I need to have a better look when I finish work and work out which year of each it was but I think that's them!!

I may be 30 years old but I'm definitely purchasing both of them again asap! 🤓

GirlInTheDirtyShirt Mon 15-May-17 14:52:17

Link to someone playing the game here (with its cool music)!

fightoffyourdemons Mon 15-May-17 14:54:03

Although Caesar looks familiar now too! 😩 there are so many versions of each one it's confusing!!

RhiWrites Mon 15-May-17 15:04:43

I think this is Pharaoh although Caesar III had some of these elements.

glueandstick Mon 15-May-17 21:16:05

There was a roman, Greek and Egyptian version.

Lost months to all three.

Completed pharoah though. Was touch and go when the hippos ate my workers.

RebelRogue Mon 15-May-17 21:18:43

Heroes III? Sounds like it

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