Parents' Guide to

Clash of Clans

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Multiplayer mode enlivens freemium combat strategy game.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 88 parent reviews

age 11+

Not helpfull

So I got banned from the app because they're saying that I’m stealing the account that I’m trying to get back. I uninstall the app on my old phone and I’m trying to get my village back so they banned me . They are not helpful .to many stupid questions unnecessary. All I wanted to do is get my village back . I don’t recommend this app to anyone .
3 people found this helpful.
age 12+


If u ever have a problem finding your old account and you get stuck with a guy named oddy to help you get it back good luck they just bann the account because they think your stealing it? So my review is don’t invest money into this game because you won’t be able to move account

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Easy to play/use
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (88):
Kids say (136):

Clash of Clans doesn't make any dramatic changes to the strategy formula, but it does make just enough refinements to recapture the genre's addictive elements. Players are on a familiar treadmill, building a base and attacking others, but the introduction of the multiplayer element and the ability to see exactly how your defenses were overcome (battles happen independent of the gameplay you see) let you learn from your mistakes. And, for players who don't want to take part in player-versus-player combat, there's a strong solo campaign.

The game gives players an adequate amount of resources to start, but, to really build a powerhouse, they'll ultimately need to rely on in-app purchases (or be extremely lucky in battles). This free app also has been one of the top-grossing apps, so many users do opt to purchase gems with real money. The AI of your troops is frustrating, though. (They'll be looting a building and be seemingly unaware that they're being fired upon.) Also, the time it takes for buildings and upgrades to be completed can get frustrating. Overall, though, this is a fine choice for strategy fans.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free (The app is free to download and play, but players can buy gems via in-app purchase; packs range from $5 to $100.)
  • Release date: November 6, 2013
  • Category: Strategy Games
  • Publisher: Supercell
  • Version: 5.64
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 17, 2016

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