Pirates and Traders

Pirates and Traders

500,000 - 1,000,000 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 free version is ad-supported and allows to buy gold to make things faster.

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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

"Pirates and Traders" is ad-supported. Buy "Pirates and Traders: Gold!" to play ad-free and support the continued development of the game.

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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

- 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

(2.8.6 - 2.8.7)
- A bunch of code tweaks and bug fixes. See the full changelog for details

- New sailing event: Buccaneers
- Fixed bug with LDPI displays
- Added real-time crash analytics

Comments and ratings for Pirates and Traders
  • (70)

    by Ryan Wood on 21/06/2014

    Really inconsistent and unrealistic.

  • (70)

    by Michael Salway on 20/06/2014

    Great game it's fun and challenging at times. It takes time to build up your crew and ship but that's what makes it so much fun.

  • (70)

    by Jassy Sidhu on 15/06/2014

    Great game loved it

  • (70)

    by Regie Cayosa on 15/06/2014

    Love it

  • (70)

    by Michael Locklear on 12/06/2014

    Great game but hours into the game and still cant conquer or gain personal wealth... hope they keep updating

  • (70)

    by Matt Jacinto on 12/06/2014

    This game is simply the best game for an rpg lovers android. Spent hours playing and i even conquered all the ports(*spoiler alert*except for one unaligned, free port) and finished all the quests, cimarron saga, crown of montezuma, and the treasure hunt, and im not even done yet after i retire my pirate im gonna do it all all over again! Thank you micabyte for this fantastic game! Looking forward

  • (70)

    by Oscar Arias on 12/06/2014

    Wow, did I really play this for the last 5 hours?