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Machiavelli the Prince

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This game is a remake of the popular trading simulation Merchant Prince.

You take control over one of the most influential families in the 14th century. From their hometown Venice, Italy, they controlled most of the sea and land trade of this era.

The games main ideas a very well done and are based on Niccol├│ Machiavelli┬┤s famous book "The Prince" which analyzed the political and religious situation in the the 14th century.

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Credits (DOS version)

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Design and Development
  • H.D.I.
Art Director
Cover and Package Art
Additional Art
Manual Design & Layout
Product Manager
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Some releases of the game included the Penguin Classics version of the book The Prince by Machiavelli.


If you look on the CD, you can actually find the "splash screen" of the original Merchant Prince.

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Related Sites +

  • Machiavelli: The Prince
    The complete book on which this game was based in HTML format. Translated by WK Marriott.

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 3902


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Alexander Schaefer.

Linux, Macintosh added by Plok. Windows added by MAT.

Additional contributors: Kasey Chang, Jeanne, Patrick Bregger.

Game added April 23rd, 2001. Last modified March 9th, 2023.