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The Patrician (DOS)

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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 DOS Your Office, from where you will rule the seas
The Patrician DOS Buy absolvence for your sins or donate money in the church
The Patrician DOS The Town Market where you can meet the Citizens of your town
The Patrician DOS Events in the Hanse

Alternate Titles

  • "Der Patrizier" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1993 5 out of 5 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker Jun, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Jul, 1992 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
PC Zone May, 1994 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) May, 1993 55 out of 100 55


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

Rantanplan (1685) added The Patrician (DOS) on Mar 09, 2002
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