Pirates and Traders: Gold!

Pirates and Traders: Gold!


(4 stars)


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10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Free, ad-supported
  • Deep and intelligent readable strategy gaming
  • It's too complex for whom
  • Lack of animations and spectacularity
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Expert's Review

"The breeze fair aft, all sails on high..."

Reviewed by / Jun 21, 2013

5 best free pirate games for Android - June 2013

You can play as the dread pirate Roberts or any other fictional pirate you want creating him or her. You choose a few traits (gender, nationality) and assign 10 points to the three main abilities: physical prowess, wits and social aptitude. Choose your ship and answer a few questions to you unveil your background and round up your stats and skills. You can start the game thereon.

Pirates and traders ain't an easy game, or at least you can bet it isn't a casual game. It's a complex RPG for a mobile game, with many skills, grades and combinations, both for characters and seafare (of course, simpler than pen and paper RPGs). Map is full of places to go and stuff to be done, and possibilities seem nearly endless. Hardcore old school gamers will definitely fall in love with this game, even though it hasn't spectacular cannon battles and boardings (it's all about Math in the end). In fact, it has no animations at all, but it does have somehow historical rigor.

Therefore, Pirates and Traders will only be enjoyed by a minority of nerd players, but those who do, will do it for weeks...or till steam age begins. This complete version helps the developer and is free of ads.

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Developer's original description available here
Sail the Caribbean in this turn-based strategy/role-playing game. Will you be peaceful trader, traveling from island to island with goods trying to exploit circumstances of high supply and demand? Or will you be a rapacious pirate, waging war on sea and on land against the enemies of your country. You decide!

- RPG System with 3 Aptitudes and 20+ skills
- Sail the Caribbean in any of 20 different historical ships
- Customize your ship with more than 20 different improvements

Notes on Gold!

Compared to the free game, "Pirates and Traders: Gold!" is ad-free, adds two new starting background (buccaneer and escaped slave), and adds 5 additional starting ships (pinnace, coastal barque, chasse-maree, fluyt and caravel).

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Questions and comments? Visit the game's facebook page facebook.com/PiratesAndTraders.

Do you miss the version 1 game play of Pirates and Traders? Then "Pirates and Traders: Retro!" is for you. Enjoy!

IMPORTANT: If you have a savegame that Force-Closes when loading - CONTACT US BY EMAIL - and do NOT delete the savegame. Contacting us will allow us to give you instructions regarding how to send us the savegame and makes it much more likely that we can find and fix the error. Also, in general reporting bugs is always best by e-mail. I try to respond to reviews when possible, but unfortunately I do not have time to answer everything.

Recently changed in this version

- Added Filip's mod (new soldier background)
- Minor bug fixes.

- New tavern encounter: drinking games.
- Lot of bug fixes. See the full changelog for details

(2.9.1 - 2.9.3)
- Stability fixes. See the full changelog for details

- New sailing event: beach wreckage
- Various bug tweaks

Comments and ratings for Pirates and Traders: Gold!
  • (56)

    by Delvi Mota on 03/09/2014


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    by Stephanus Arief on 03/09/2014

    Awesome game. if you like Pirates! You might love this too

  • (56)

    by Ishmael B. on 28/08/2014

    Love it! Can't seem to put the game down. Would be great if the devs could add more content to it. Looking forward to more adventures!

  • (56)

    by Brian Kim on 26/08/2014

    This is an exceptional game. Really, quite outstanding. Two things however, that detract from this otherwise infinitely replayable game are that [1] once you have the trade routes figured out, the game becomes incredibly easy, and [2] with complete upgrades, the ships don't have any storage space to speak of. This makes it unfeasible to upgrade your ship fully.

  • (56)

    by Howard Tobias on 21/08/2014

    Great game

  • (56)

    by Michael Mullings on 13/08/2014

    Play it all the time

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    by Florent Janin on 04/08/2014

    Very good game, quite addictive. Several key parameters to keep track of. Like the new update introducing a few special items. If you are like me and want the best sword with the best cloth, astrobale, gun and of course Manilla galleon, you are in for quite a few hours ;-) It is basically like a good old game I used to play back on windows 98, Pavillon noir

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