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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 DOS The main Town interface
The Patrician Atari ST Selecting a coat of arms for my family
The Patrician DOS Choose between four types of ships
The Patrician DOS The Town Market where you can meet the Citizens of your town

Promo Images

The Patrician Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Der Patrizier" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

AmigaForum Amiga Dec, 1993 6 out of 6 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS May, 1993 5 out of 5 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Play Time DOS Jun, 1992 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1992 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Play Time Atari ST Jun, 1992 83 out of 100 83
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1993 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) DOS Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
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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