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Die Gilde is the official third part of Germany's popular historical business sim series "Die Fugger". You are a trader in the emerging middle-class of Europe in the 1400s. You choose your profession and set off on in life. You control your shop, whether it be a church or a tavern, a alchemist shop or an iron smith. You produce goods and try to sell them for reasonable prices at local markets.

As your wealth and influence in your city grows, and if you are very daring, you can delve into political life, initially becoming a lowly spy and building your way up to Mayor, Archbishop, even Sovreign. You can get married and have children to continue your dynasty.

All this success makes your rivals jealous, and they will do whatever they can to degrade you and your name. However, you can do it all back.


Europa 1400: The Guild Windows Choose which item to produce.
Europa 1400: The Guild Windows The buildings I may construct.
Europa 1400: The Guild Windows The local marketplace.
Europa 1400: The Guild Windows 294 inhabitants? Cologne is quite small in these days.

Alternate Titles

  • "欧罗巴1400:行会" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Европа 1400 Гильдия" -- Russian spelling
  • "Europa 1400: Les Marchands du Moyen-Age" -- French title
  • "Die Gilde: Handel, Habsucht & Intrigen" -- German title
  • "Die Fugger 3" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews May 06, 2003 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Mar 15, 2002 87 out of 100 87
ActionTrip Nov 14, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Dec 22, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83 Mar 07, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2003 80 out of 100 80
1UP May 09, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Sep 08, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Over Online Mar 03, 2003 74 out of 100 74
Joystick (French) Sep, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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When lead developer Lars Martensen ("Don"), who posted tech support regularly on the publisher JoWooD's forums, posted a message saying the marketing in the US was poor, he was banned from posting on the English forums. This led to a massive campaign to reinstate Don to the boards. As of 2003, without result.


This game was originally named Die Fugger 3 during its development. It has to be renamed because of a provisional measure of a German court decision initiated by a descendant of the original fugger family. He feared defamation of his name due to the fact that you can also chose a criminal path in the game.

Information also contributed by Eduardo Gabrieloff

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Alexander Schaefer (2313) added Europa 1400: The Guild (Windows) on Mar 14, 2002