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Die Gilde is the official third part of Germany's popular historical business simulation 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 The buildings I may construct.
Europa 1400: The Guild Windows Improvements for my workshop.
Europa 1400: The Guild Windows Select your profession.
Europa 1400: The Guild Windows Main menu

Promo Images

Europa 1400: The Guild Concept Art Balcony scene
Europa 1400: The Guild Screenshot
Europa 1400: The Guild Screenshot Intro
Europa 1400: The Guild Screenshot Intro

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

IGN Nov 27, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85 Mar 07, 2002 83 out of 100 83
GameZone Dec 22, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
1UP May 09, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 28, 2003 80 out of 100 80 Sep 08, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 17, 2003 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2002 65 out of 100 65
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.

Town Name

The German version of the game features the towns Augsburg, Berlin, Dresden, Hannover und Köln (Cologne). All towns beside Berlin were replace by London, Madrid, Milan and Paris for the release in other languages.

Information also contributed by Eduardo Gabrieloff & Evolyzer

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Alexander Schaefer (2543) added Europa 1400: The Guild (Windows) on Mar 14, 2002