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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 Purchasing goods to sell in other ports.
The Patrician Atari ST The world map
The Patrician Amiga Picking up weapons at the armory.
The Patrician DOS If you need to loan some money, your Bank might be of assistance

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Alternate Titles

  • "Der Patrizier" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1993 5 out of 5 100
AmigaForum Amiga Dec, 1993 6 out of 6 100
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 96 out of 100 96
Play Time DOS Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
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 Atari ST 1993 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1993 76 out of 100 76
Power Play DOS Jul, 1992 76 out of 100 76

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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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