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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 DOS Kraier
The Patrician Atari ST Now I need to hire crew
The Patrician Atari ST My ship is loaded

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Alternate Titles

  • "Der Patrizier" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Play Time DOS Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 85 out of 100 85
ST Action Atari ST Sep, 1993 78 out of 100 78
Power Play DOS Jul, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Atari ST Jan, 1993 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) DOS Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
PC Zone DOS May, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS 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 – #3 Best Simulation of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– Best Economical Simulation in 1992

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