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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 Atari ST The town square
The Patrician DOS Game menu (International version)
The Patrician Atari ST As in reality then
The Patrician DOS If you need to loan some money, your Bank might be of assistance

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1992 84 out of 100 84
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
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Amiga Jul 04, 2009 4 out of 6 67
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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