In the game, you play a merchant in northern Europe in the late Middle Ages when the Hanseatic League of traders and merchants was flourishing. Your goal is to rise to become the most successful and influential member of the Hanse, ultimately being elected Alderman, leader of the trading league. Start by trading common goods, then build up your own production and establish a merchant fleet to expand your trading empire and gain more political influence as you conquer new towns.
Combines the full edition of Patrician IV and the official expansion Rise of a Dynasty into one great game
Realistically modeled trade system with trade routes between 40 cities on the coast and the mainland
Become a leading merchant in heartland cities and establish an extensive road network to expand your trade routes
All towns are displayed in impressive and detailed 3D
Intelligent rivals, dynamic weather and seasons influence gameplay
Manage your trading empire with three of your friends via LAN or Internet in a cooperative multiplayer mode
Become a big time landowner and buy parts of the regional territories to expand your influence and power
Be elected mayor of your home town or even Alderman of the Hanseatic League and gain new rights and responsibilities.
Construct your own merchant fleet from historical ship models and research new ship types
Arm your fleet with convoy ships and fight in impressive naval battles against pirates and rivals