Pirates and Traders: Gold!

Pirates and Traders: Gold!


(3 stars)


Download for Android

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

- Fixed a locale bug that caused some savegames to fail loading

- Improved Android talkback support.
- Added fix for a Google services bug that caused force-closes.

Comments and ratings for Pirates and Traders: Gold!
  • (53)

    by Mike Coosey on 30/03/2015

    Its missing something. I love the game I play it all the time. Its just when you go to war with a specific country and you gain respect you lose it when there become peaceful make it to wear they can kinda fear you but respect then when wars over your still not wanted because im a rear admiral for a specific country.

  • (53)

    by Martin Ward on 26/03/2015

    My only complaint was the manila ship running away at the end. Nice work guys.

  • (53)

    by Jacob Halliday on 26/03/2015

    Seriously I adore this game. I buy others but I always come back for more. Buy it and enjoy. Well worth every cent.

  • (53)

    by Sahara Hyuuga on 25/03/2015

    Great game. Kept me busy taking down notes for each port.... Really like it..

  • (53)

    by Thomas Ramey on 24/03/2015

    Continues to satisfy

  • (53)

    by Stephen Kornbluth on 24/03/2015

    One of my favorite games, been playing since the old game came out years ago. Had to buy premium to show my appreciation that developer is an active developer always looking to improve a really great game!

  • (53)

    by Terry Moore on 22/03/2015

    5 dollars for a mostly text based game would not normally be worth it. This is very much an exception. The simplicity is it's main charm. Fun for hours! I recommend to all android users!

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