Free Trader is a solitaire card game of space exploration, trading and avoiding misfortune - in the form of Pirates, Invaders and Police patrols.
It plays by exploring planets and drawing cards for events and trade prices. Explore and trade to acquire enough wealth to pay off your debts and live the good life!
Sounds simple, but the life of a Free Trader is very unpredictable...
2009 Golden Geek Best Print & Play Board Game Nominee
support for latest versions of iOS.
Ratings and Reviews
Nice Game, but...
UPDATE- I'm going to rate it 5 stars as I said I would if the dev added an easy level, and he did, thanks! However, although this is a slick game with great graphics, it is so incredibly hard i've given up. I've been playing games a long time and I'm not the best but I'm pretty good and I just can't GET this game. I cannot even get to the first months payment. Sorry to say, the EASY mode didn't help but thanks anyway! This is a very nice looking game and it is fun to play...BUT, it's really hard. However, I realize this is a port of an exisiting solo board game (they're usually hard) so I'm not complaining, but maybe the developer could offer an Easy mode. I emailed the dev and he is considering an Easy Mode for the next update!! Do this and my rating will go to 5 stars!
Lipstick on a pig!
The only reason this gets three stars is because the lipstick on the pig is absolutely gorgeous. But all the nice graphics and slick interface are not enough to disguise the underlying pig of a game this is. It's a total luck-fest. There simply aren't sufficient resources given to the player to have any reasonable chance of making progress, much less winning. Either players need to start with more fuel/cash (they are one in the same) or you need to be allowed to jump back to the planet you came from for normal (not emergency) jumps or maybe both. The player does not have enough control. And fighting Invaders or Pirates just makes your payments come due that much faster, while emergency jumps deplete your fuel/cash to the point that you get stuck, too. Plus the frequency of mis-jumps is stupidly high. Just too frustrating to keep playing. :-(
This is not the game you are looking for...
There is no game here. That is to say there are no meaningful choices for the player. There are just a bunch of random events over which the player has no control.
Don't waste your money or time.
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