Be the Merchant of your very own empire! Quest, Craft, Profit, Upgrade!

As the Merchant, you are the commander of your own domain!

Blending together traditional RPG systems, tycoon mechanics, and a fantasy overworld, Merchant aims to reimagine the traditional mobile RPG. In Merchant, players take the role of a shopkeeper who must manage a team of Heroes and Crafters. Heroes are sent out on quests in order to fight enemies and gather materials. Crafters then use those materials to create weapons and armor. As the shopkeeper, players must balance their micro-economies between selling items for gold and crafting items to better ensure success for the Heroes.

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- Send Heroes out on epic adventures!
- Pay Crafters to create gear!
- Earn gold and dictate the direction of your economy!
- Grow your inventory and profit from your trade empire!


- Choose your cast of characters from multiple Hero classes!
- Ride out to battle to bring back items and loot!
- Customize your champions with weapons and armor!
- Band together to raid powerful bosses as a party!
- Better performance leads to greater rewards!


- Utilize the unique Crafters to create items and gear to use and sell!
- Train the Crafters to create better items, allowing them to master their trade!
- Ensure the victory of your Heroes by outfitting them with superior items!

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What’s New

Version 2.9

Introducing the Scribe Expansion!
A new crafter, the Scribe, let's you create dungeon maps to explore!
You can now prestige crafters, who can then prestige items!
A whole new batch of bosses to deal with!
This expansion will be a paid-only expansion, like Frozen Tome.
Bug fixes, including issues with skills and scrolls.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

BigGib60 ,

Great game!

Really fun way to enjoy rpg elements when you have downtime.
Graphics are very simple but the game itself is not, lots of strategy involved.

Everything in the game can be bought with in game currency pretty much, which is super easy to grind for. They offer advertisements for things like extra gold or free hero revival but its all YOUR choice they never feel intrusive. You never feel like you hit a paywall in the game and if theres stuff you cant afford you’re just a little bit of quest grinding, great salesmanship and lucky loot drops away.

They also offer to unlock all the paid content for a fair price, (thats expansions, hero slots and inventory slots) and honestly after playing the game for free and getting so much enjoyment out of such a simple concept Id recommend anyone to go ahead and spend that bread i did and i certainly felt like i got my moneys worth of content.

Only thing i can think to improve this game is a version with better graphics, maybe a more open world, more emphasis on hero positioning in the party (like i dunno bonus damage for a ranged caster in the backrow or something), a ranger or archer style character would be nice and the option to directly control my party or let them auto-quest. Other than those minor personal preferences this is a perfect game.

Phraxus333 ,

Great game with no ads

I’ve been playing this game non stop for the past two weeks. I don’t normally do that with iOS games but this is stupid fun. Instead of playing overwatch like normal I put on Netflix in the background to play this.

It’s a basic management game set up with an rpg skin but has a pretty deep/well done leveling and gear system. I’m really impressed with it. The main quality is that the quest/mission/crafting timed things are super quick. So it’s not like typical “wait 2 hours or but these things to boost the production.” It starts off as seconds, and the minutes. But there are things to do in between so you’re never really just waiting until you get to the end game.

I still can’t believe how hooked I am on this game.

Viirahna ,


Literally can’t stop playing. The art style has an aesthetic look, and I love the gameplay. It’s not even that in depth but man it’s good. My favourite part is the time/wait for things is usually only a couple minutes, and generally doesn’t take long. Unlike other games; which have such long waits and I have no patience for that. I r8 88/8 m8, everyone’s gotta play this. 🧐😤😩


Tyler Coleman
88.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Retora Games
In-App Purchases
  1. 16 Inventory Slots $0.99
  2. 16 Additional Inventory Slots II $0.99
  3. Unlock the Jeweler $0.99


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