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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 Niccoló Machiavelli´s famous book "The Prince" which analyzed the political and religious situation in the the 14th century.


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Great game, until you get a good lead... Shiek of Geek (30) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Jun, 1995 89 out of 100 89
PC Gamer Jul, 1995 84 out of 100 84
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Jun, 1995 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Score Jun, 1995 7 out of 10 70
Play Time Jun, 1995 68 out of 100 68
PC Player (Germany) May, 1995 67 out of 100 67
PC Joker Jun, 1995 64 out of 100 64


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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.

Related Web Sites

  • Machiavelli: The Prince (The complete book on which this game was based in HTML format. Translated by WK Marriott.)
Alexander Schaefer (2542) added Machiavelli the Prince (DOS) on Apr 22, 2001