The famous art collection of your family was stolen. By investing the profits of your coffee or tobacco plantations you might have the chance to save the heritage of your ancestors – but only if you manage your colonial enterprise wisely.
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Pacchetti che includono questo gioco

Acquista Patricians and Merchants

Include 3 oggetti: Darkstar One, Patrician III, The Great Art Race

 

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The famous art collection of your family was stolen. By investing the profits of your coffee or tobacco plantations you might have the chance to save the heritage of your ancestors – but only if you manage your colonial enterprise wisely.

Requisiti di sistema

    • OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 512 MB or higher
    • Graphics: 128 MB DirectX 9-compatible (Pixel/Vertexshader 1.1)
    • DirectX®: DirectX-compatible
    • Hard Drive: 6.5 GB free hard drive space
Recensioni utili dai clienti
4 persone su 6 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
10.1 ore in totale
This is a resource management game in which you try to inherit your rich Uncle's fortune by retrieving his stolen art collection. Along the way you'll build up a global plantation empire, invest in stocks and hotels, participate in art auctions, and (of course!) sabotage your rivals.

For a game that was released in 2009 the graphics are very underwhelming. But graphics aren't everything, and I'll play anything as long as it has an interesting premise. This game's premise of being one of the wealthy elite during the Roaring Twenties appealed to me so I gave it a try.

Unfortunately there are some flaws that cause this game to fail.

Firstly, there is no in-game tutorial so I had to go hunting for the manual which I eventually found hidden in one of my steam directories. You really need to read the manual before starting the game, otherwise you won't have a clue how to get started.

Secondly and most importantly, there are game-stopping bugs. I was running Windows 7 64 bit and had random crashes. I once made it two years into the game but then I got a crash that I couldn't avoid even using the auto-save, so that was it for me.

It's a shame, there's 95% of a game here, if they could have just done some more polish it could have been a decent resource management game. But since it came out in 2009 it's doubtful these bugs will be fixed, so I have to give it a thumbs down until further notice.
Pubblicata: 28 maggio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2 persone su 3 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.3 ore in totale
I like the basic version of the game for Commodore C64 Vermeer from which the game is based on. The Great art Race (original German game Vermeer 2) is the latest version of this kind of game.
But, I can't recommend it for all bussiness/strategy players.

This game is great fun as the hotseat play with friends (2-5), or only for one player.

The game is easy, that there are not more options like in the previous version of the Vermeer-Die Kunst zu Erben, but the game still fun.
Pubblicata: 21 giugno
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2 persone su 5 (40%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.6 ore in totale
Nice little game, probably old but funny and no too complicated. Trade game are so complicated these days that it is fun sometime to return to fun basic game.
Pubblicata: 28 aprile
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
0 persone su 3 (0%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.2 ore in totale
Da ich das Spiel nicht mal starten kann ist es absolut nutzlos.
Ich habe es auf eine Fat32 formatierte Partition installiert, ohne Erfolg.
Ich habe jeden erdenklichenKompatibilitätsmodus ausprobiert, ohne Erfolg.

Mein Betriebssystem ins Win8.1 64b, ich empfehle keinem mit gleichen Vorraussetzungen das Spiel zu kaufen. Meine Vermutung ist das es einfach nicht unter 64b läuft, es war auch niemals dafür gedacht. (Als das Spiel Programmiert wurde gabs einfach noch kein 64b....)
Pubblicata: 21 giugno
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
0 persone su 6 (0%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.1 ore in totale
Kind of a boring game. Klunky, controls are all wonky.
Pubblicata: 22 maggio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
0.4 ore in totale
nice solid 7/10 good game well made complicated but easy to learn i ran out of ♥♥♥♥ to say why the ♥♥♥♥ did i buy this peiec of ♥♥♥♥ game wow i dont even remember when i got it or when i played it someone help me
Pubblicata: 2 agosto
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
15 persone su 15 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.6 ore in totale
A remake of the classic C64 game Vermeer. So not a board game and should not be confused for one....

By building plantations with different crops you're trying to create enough wealth to get the best art collection. To make things intresting there's stock trading, an auction where you try to buy the paintings and scripted events from the historic timeline(early 19th century) that affect markets. For the paintings you also have the option of studying art directions so you can spot fakes. Or to raise price for your competitors who might not even realise what you're doing... Good fun.
Pubblicata: 29 novembre 2013
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
11 persone su 11 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.9 ore in totale
Fun, interesting, a mix of developing plantations in different parts of the world with saving to buy paintings, while gambling stocks or betting on horses.
It has short to long games, so you can choose what you want and get an end game.
Pubblicata: 23 gennaio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
10 persone su 11 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.5 ore in totale
The Great Art Race is a light, simple, short, and casual strategy game. Once you develop a system for creating cash and being punctual to the auctions, it will be an almost effortless win even on the more advanced difficulty setting. There are some randomized events, but they will not effect the outcome very much. The graphics and presentation are not impressive at all, to say the least. There is very little animation, and minimal sound. It is fun for about two hours or so, keeping in mind there won't be very much of a replay value. Once you're done (and you'll be done quickly), there's not much to go back to. It somehow reminds me of a less fun Jones in the Fast Lane from the early 90s. I played for about 2 hours, and I plan on keeping it installed for the time being, just in case I feel like playing a quick "coffee break" game.

The Great Art Race is okay.
Pubblicata: 20 marzo
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 5 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.1 ore in totale
Decent game. It can help you pass a few hours. Not worth a repeat play.
Pubblicata: 10 marzo
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.4 ore in totale
Its like an awesome board game, only its a video game. Totally surprised at how much fun it is. Recommended for all ages.
Pubblicata: 22 maggio 2011
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.5 ore in totale
If you like merchant style games, this game will do you well.
No tutorial makes it a small struggle before you start to swim, but it's no were near as complex as other merchant games I've tried.
The time limits and other AI players are an interesting addition and actually give you a sense of time and need that most other games don't.
Recommended.
Pubblicata: 3 febbraio 2012
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
0 persone su 2 (0%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.4 ore in totale
First let's start off with the gameplay, at best this beats older facebook games and phone games.
But the mechanics are roughly the same as one of those, the game is a nice time sink when you need to just waste a bit of time.
Pubblicata: 20 dicembre 2012
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 11 (9%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.4 ore in totale
This game changed my life. The developers really went all out. I can only describe the quality of this game as organic. I really connected with the art work. The uncle character's personality is sublime. ************/10 The best game evar. THUG FO LIFE!
Pubblicata: 20 dicembre 2013
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
0 persone su 18 (0%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.2 ore in totale
I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this game. The objective is stupid and the controls confusing. Don't make my mistake.
Pubblicata: 22 gennaio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 23 (4%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.2 ore in totale
most confusing board game ever
Pubblicata: 25 novembre 2013
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3.9 ore in totale
Semplice e simpatico gioco
Pubblicata: 11 dicembre 2013
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4.6 ore in totale
Typical buy here, sell there, game with timeline in place. You can purchase land and grow crops and then sell the crops. The game is what it is. If you don't expect anything more you will not be dissapointed.

You might like this game if:
You enjoy games where you simple games where you manage resources and play different markets.
Pubblicata: 23 febbraio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No