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Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Clash of Clans 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 7 months ago.
The basic play loop is to develop buildings, units, champions, turrets and traps. You create these by spending in-game currency and then waiting in real time for them to build. These are then placed in your village strategically to be ready for invading enemies. You choose enemy bases to attack which then happens in real time as you call in your different units to assault them in real time. Periodically throughout the day, other players will attack. You then regenerate your defences for the next battle.
You can team up with other players to form a clan. This enables you to join Clan Wars where members work together against other clans. The clan that has the most stars from these battles wins the war.
You can play this game in the following styles:
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Players need not only strategy and resilience but the ability to work collaboratively in an online community. Resilience is important as your work can quickly turn to dust when a more powerful adversary attacks.
- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
You can buy gems with real money to speed up building, upgrading and progressing in the game.
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Release Date: 02/08/2012, updated in 2013
Out Now: Android and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Players: 1 (50 online)
Genres: Strategy (Action and Fighting)
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
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