Pirates and Traders

Pirates and Traders


(4 stars)


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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
Pirates and Traders celebrates five years on the Google Play Store. 60% off on Pirates and Traders: Gold.

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

- 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
  • (69)

    by Keith Michael on 01/04/2015

    Good, fun addictive game.

  • (69)

    by Travis Richards on 01/04/2015

    Needs more like multiplayer. Take over citys and have more ships to use at same time

  • (69)

    by James Williams on 31/03/2015

    Game freezes all the time, forcing me to quit and restart. It happens every couple of minutes without exception. It's not fun to losing progress like this.

  • (69)

    by Rhys Thomas on 31/03/2015


  • (69)

    by Danial Field on 30/03/2015

    Wish you could turn towns into a pirate haven.

  • (69)

    by Gabe Carmody on 29/03/2015

    Can't wait to see Pirates and Traders 2!

  • (69)

    by Plasma438 on 29/03/2015

    It feels like a slimmed-down version of the Sid Meier's game, Pirates!. There is no dancing to win a maiden's heart though. I would suggest that go in with future updates

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