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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.


The Patrician Amiga Loading screen.
The Patrician Amiga Choosing a starting city.
The Patrician Amiga You can hire crew for your ship at the local pub.
The Patrician Amiga Travel to other cities via this map.

Promo Images

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The Patrician Magazine Advertisement
The Patrician Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Die Pfeffersäcke" -- Early working title
  • "Der Patrizier" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

AmigaForum Dec, 1993 6 out of 6 100
Amiga Games Oct, 1992 96 out of 100 96
CU Amiga Aug, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Joker Jul, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Jun, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Power Play Jul, 1992 76 out of 100 76
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Jul 04, 2009 4 out of 6 67


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


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

Indra was here (20843) added The Patrician (Amiga) on May 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Indra was here (20843) and Rantanplan (1807)
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