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The Patrician (Amiga)

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The Patrician is set in medieval times, focusing on the trading efforts of the Hanseatic League. You (and up to 3 other players) struggle for money and respectability. You should build up sea routes between the 16 cities in the North and Baltic Sea, and your ultimate goal is to be governor of your hometown. For this you need a lot of money and high respectability. The game ends, when you are elected to Ältermann—the highest rank in this century.

You earn money by buying goods cheap and selling them for higher price. With the profits you can buy new ships (out of 4 different types) or stores.

There are also pirate battles. For these, you can buy weapons for your ships and go with ships from other traders to hunt the pirates.


The Patrician Amiga Choosing the family crest.
The Patrician Amiga Visiting the church.
The Patrician Amiga The main office.
The Patrician Amiga Naming player 1.

Alternate Titles

  • "Der Patrizier" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

AmigaForum Dec, 1993 6 out of 6 100
Amiga Games Oct, 1992 96 out of 100 96
CU Amiga Aug, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Jul, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Jul, 1992 76 out of 100 76


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  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Simulation of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– Best Economical Simulation in 1992

Indra is stressed (20013) added The Patrician (Amiga) on May 04, 2004
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