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Hanse: Die Expedition

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Description

Hanse makes you a trader in the 13th Century. Your hometown is Lübeck – a well known German seaport. With a ship and some money you want to become mayor of Lübeck. For this you must open stores in other cities – for example Riga, Malmö or Nowgorod. Every town has a special good (wool, furs or honey). After returning to Lübeck you sell these goods for a variable price. In Lübeck is a dockyard. There you can buy new ships. In Lübeck is also a bank for taking a credit. After marrying a woman and becoming childs you have to buy a teacher for your kids. You can send your childs on a expedition to find new cities. But after your death one kid should be in Lübeck. Then this child take possession of your store. Sometimes you were attacked by pirates or another countries. Then you have to place your cannons on a small strategic map for a automatically fight.

The game ends after 250 years or when you become mayor of Lübeck or no child can take possession of your store.

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Hanse: Die Expedition DOS View of your known world
Hanse: Die Expedition DOS The town market - it's empty cause you haven't started hauling in the goods yet
Hanse: Die Expedition DOS The office serves as a main interface for statistics on your progress
Hanse: Die Expedition DOS You can play a hotseat game if you like, just up the number of players

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Sep, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Sep, 1994 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1994 57 out of 100 57
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1994 56 out of 100 56
Power Play DOS Aug, 1994 36 out of 100 36

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