Händler und Piraten Händler und Piraten
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Händler und Piraten

Game description

Händler und Piraten

Merchants and Pirates follows in the footsteps of games like Hanseatic League or Patrician. It is set in an imaginary island world similar to the Caribbean of the 16th/17th century: a world full of lucrative earning opportunities, emerging cities, powerful trading companies and bloodthirsty pirates.

Merchants and Pirates is both a complex economic simulation and a tactical strategy game. First and foremost is the interactivity between the players. Almost all decisions you make affect other players and you never play against the game, but always against other players. It is entirely up to the players whether the cities languish or whether trade flourishes.

The trading system is based on a simple principle: you load goods cheaply in one city and travel to another city where the goods can be sold expensively. To keep the system clear, there are only four types of goods and the world is divided into four climate zones, so you know exactly which goods are offered and demanded where.

Prices depend on the supply and demand in each city, which in turn is determined by the city's population. And each player decides for himself in which direction he wants to develop his city: into an important trading city or into an impregnable fortress...

In order to facilitate trade, you can build a trading post and have trade routes run between them. Smugglers and account administrators can be recruited in the account houses, which increase the efficiency of the account houses.

Trade could be so beautiful, if it weren't for the pirates of foreign rulers, who wait for booty in front of the cities and mercilessly raid every trade fleet! But who says that only the others are allowed to send out pirate fleets? Or that one is defenseless? The properly assembled naval fleet puts a quick end to the pirates' hustle and bustle, and a pirate fleet of your own can quickly pay a return visit to the city of your malicious neighbor. Fleets also gain experience in their battles and thus improve their combat values.

Unfortunately, the pirates are not the only problem of a city, because it can also be attacked and burned itself. Therefore, its cannons should be many in number, its city walls strong and well fortified, so as not to become easy prey for a hostile ruler. For the expansion of the city there are numerous special buildings to choose from.

Immerse yourself in a colorful, complex world of business, wars, intrigue and loot.


  • Type
    • Browsergame
  • Setting / Genre
  • Charts Position
    • -
  • Number of players
    • Low
  • Project orientation
    • Hobby-Development
  • Development status
    • Released
  • Publisher
    • Dominik Ulbricht
  • Rounds length
    • 3 - 6 months
  • Time setting
    • Ticks
  • Language
    • German
  • Game effort
    • Medium
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