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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 ├ältermannÔÇöthe 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 DOS Hulk
The Patrician DOS If you need to loan some money, your Bank might be of assistance
The Patrician DOS Your Office, from where you will rule the seas
The Patrician DOS Here you buy and sell your goods

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Alternate Titles

  • "Die Pfeffers├Ącke" -- Early working title
  • "Der Patrizier" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) May, 1993 5 out of 5 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Play Time Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker Jun, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Jul, 1992 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
PC Zone May, 1994 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) May, 1993 55 out of 100 55
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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

Rantanplan (1813) added The Patrician (DOS) on Mar 09, 2002
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