Pirates and Traders: Gold!

Pirates and Traders: Gold!

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 1 new starting background (buccaneer), and adds 5 additional starting ships (pinnace, coastal barque, fluyt).

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Questions and comments? Visit the game's forums at micabyte.com

NOTE: Developers cannot respond to comments on the Android market. If you encounter a bug that really bothers you, send an E-mail. For suggestions or help, use the game forums. Thanks to all the people who have contacted me by e-mail with bug reports.

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

P.S. You do not NEED to restart with every update.

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.

Recently changed in this version

- Ship sailing events added: storm and scurvy.
- Bug fix that prevented the player from being marooned by mutineers.

- Three new encounters.
- Fixed a f/c bug triggered outside the Cimarron free port.

- Fourth chapter of the Cimarron saga added.
- Fixed a ship combat bug.

- Fixed a bug with the gunnery skill.
- The fancy dress jacket can now be worn.
- Fixed a glitch in the new story script.
- Implemented workaround for one Android 4.3 bug.

Comments and ratings for Pirates and Traders: Gold!
  • (74)

    by Mikey Toko on 26/03/2014

    Great game and doesn't require a bunch of scandalous permissions. Can't beat that.

  • (74)

    by steve torres on 07/03/2014

    I love the game... my gf patty also says it's the coolest game in town

  • (74)

    by SUGAR RUSH on 02/03/2014

    This is great for pretty much anywhere, I love this app, no crashing, nothing!

  • (74)

    by Rusty Frasier on 24/01/2014

    I like this game a lot. Keep up with the updates the game keeps getting better

  • (74)

    by Trenton Dulaney on 14/01/2014

    Truly a great game, it's filled with great strategic situations and of course you have to build your character to tackle certain situations

  • (74)

    by Shawn Gold on 05/01/2014


  • (74)

    by Louie Jay Regalado on 05/01/2014

    replay value=EPIC! but the game sometimes freezes. so 3 stars for you... ;-(