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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Patrician Amiga Naming a boat.
The Patrician Amiga You can form convoys and check on town auctions here.
The Patrician DOS Title Screen
The Patrician Atari ST As in reality then

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Alternate Titles

  • "Der Patrizier" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 96 out of 100 96
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 85 out of 100 85
Power Play DOS Jul, 1992 76 out of 100 76
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1992 76 out of 100 76
PC Zone DOS May, 1994 70 out of 100 70

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Download

The Amiga version of the game can be legally downloaded for free from Polish Amiga News Portal.

Awards

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

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