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 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

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

- New sailing event: beach wreckage
- Various bug tweaks

- Fix for a small bug in the smuggler story
- Replaced forum link with manual link

- New sailing event: native smugglers
- Implemented a workaround for a Google Play instability bug
- More tweaks to reduce memory footprint

Comments and ratings for Pirates and Traders: Gold!
  • (75)

    by Joshua Villines on 11/07/2014

    If you are already familiar with the genre, and simply looking for an immersive, polished, Elite - style game - this is the one. It will easily hold your attention as you pass the time trading, fighting, and questing.

  • (75)

    by Joshua Armstrong on 09/07/2014

    Worth a few bucks!

  • (75)

    by Jack Stockholm on 06/07/2014

    Very fun sim but UI issues, particularly with personal equipment, and several bugs make for frustrating play. For instance, the game will announce a food shortage so i buy a bunch of food only to find that it only affects the price I can Buy food at that port (for instance 64) and not the price I can sell food (which remains absurdly low, like 7, even though they have 0 stock). Very good start bu

  • (75)

    by WH1SKEYECHO on 22/06/2014

    Best mobile strategy game on mobile. Love it!

  • (75)

    by Timothy Samuel Smith on 19/06/2014

    Great app. Please make more! Its the only game app I have on this piece of crap LG they call a phone

  • (75)

    by Shawn Gold on 02/06/2014


  • (75)

    by Owen Renouf on 29/05/2014