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

- Fixed some minor bugs and scripting errors.

- Added navigation menu option to move button (accessibility fix). Long press to activate.
- Some minor bug fixes.

- 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.

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

    by Sarah Thornton on 09/05/2015

    It's simple to navigate, the stories are fun and it feels like a classic choose-your-own adventure game, which I love.

  • (56)

    by Payne Wagner on 06/05/2015

    Buy it worth the money

  • (56)

    by Liam Boyle on 05/05/2015

    For a basic one player game this is surprisingly fun. I started with the free version and then upgraded to gold. I do not regret buying this app as it has been quite enjoyable. I've been using the game to play as some of my favorite historical pirates.

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    by Dean Pasfield on 01/05/2015


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    by Scott Bates on 01/05/2015

    Great game. Love it. Cant wait for more content updates

  • (56)

    by Greg Chwelos on 28/04/2015

    Very good game. Addictive and wide-open in how one chooses to play.

  • (56)

    by Real Woodentoaster on 27/04/2015

    Awesome game

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