Parents' Guide to

Trade Nations

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Friends (and cash) can help you build sim village's economy.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

game is ok - but be prepared to pay if you want the game to move faster

it's ok - I downloaded it for me to play and it's alright. however, because I'm not buying into the "buying more magic beans" etc (either through $$ or downloading apps), the game moves rather slowly. I literally "play" it for about 5 minutes and then have to wait until something is built before I can do much more. and sometimes that building can take 24 hours to complete!
age 5+

Connectivity a HUGE ISSUE

It is difficult to connect to the game. It can actually take hours at a time trying to connect.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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TRADE NATIONS is an attractive-looking building sim that boasts a robust economy and encourages players to build a large support network of friendly nations (each controlled by another real-world person) to interact with. Players begin with a small village, and build, grow, and trade their way to a  large city. Emphasis is placed on the production of materials and how the manufacturing process contributes to the economy -- for example, wood becomes lumber, which is then used to build things like carts. The downside of Trade Nations is the same as with many building sims: lacking a coherent story or spontaneous quests, players will spend a great deal of time waiting around for things to finish being built. Unless, of course, you're willing to pony up real-world cash to speed things along.

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