|Trading allows you to send goods to other villages, whether they are your own or other players'. Before you can trade however, you must first research Merchant Guilds (found in the Education tab of the research tree), after which you must place a market in your village, and recruit at least one merchant.
Trading may be done in one of two ways:
TIP: Clicking on the pencil icon allows you to type in the exact number of goods you wish to trade.
TIP: When you have a premium Token in Play the Advanced Trade Options can be used to find the highest or low prices by searching the favourite markets and the parishes around you.
| The stock exchange is a way for you to buy and sell goods for gold. As with trading, before you can access the stock exchange, you must first place a market and recruit at least one merchant.
All stock exchanges are found in capitals. Initially, you may only use the stock exchange in your own parish capital; however, by researching Commerce, this can be expanded to include all exchanges across the World Map.
Both buying and selling may only be done in set packets. Different goods have different packet sizes (e.g. wood is traded in packets of 1000, while pitch is traded in packets of 200). The amount of gold made from a sale is calculated by the number of goods which are currently at the exchange; the more goods at the exchange, the lower the selling and buying prices are. The fewer goods, the higher the price. Therefore, trading at different stock exchanges might allow for a greater profit.
TIP: The buy price also has 25% added tax.
TIP: You can help your own parish capital to earn money by selling your goods at its stock exchange.