The game Clash of Clans has been on available for on the iPhone since 2012, and it has been available on Android since 2013. During the 2015 Super Bowl it was voted one of the best commercials, and this catapulted the franchise into the hands of millions. The game catapulted to the top of both app stores and earned an estimated 1.5 million dollars per day! Essentially, the game involves building a village, training troops, and battling with other players online. Clash of Clans received largely favorable reviews from the major gaming magazines. Seems simple enough right? Here are some basic strategy tips to get you started if you’re new to the game.
If you are a fan of strategy games, you will know that some prefer defensive bases rather than bases setup to support early attacks. Others, like myself, prefer a balance, but I tend to act defensively and build up a healthy supply of offensive and defensive buildings. Army buildings allow you to begin training you army. Troops are produced in the barracks. Upgrading buildings allows you to produce more experienced units.
Defensive Strategies and the Counter Attack
Defensive buildings allow you to contain and counterattack against enemy units. Generally, building up a strong defense allows me to focus on gathering resources, which in Clash of Clans is gathered through the construction of resource buildings. Depending on the gameplay and your opponent’s tactics, you’ll probably have to counterattack and attack–all the while focusing on your base to ensure it is safely guarded. There will certainly be times when you lose your entire army and all you have left at the home base are a few lousy units. At that point, I’m frantically building defensive posts so that my base isn’t overrun.
Protect the Town Hall
Strategically, the most important building is the town hall. Since the town hall is the center of the village, if your town hall is threatened it’s likely that you’re uncomfortably close to losing the game. Judging this against other strategy games, this game is great fun and is sure to have you hooked, on the go, for days, maybe even months. Multiplayer mode is one of the more outstanding features of the game. Please, please strategize if there are others on your team.
I just wanted to provide a quick overview for those of you new to Clash of Clans, but there are plenty of other resources out there for you to learn even more tricks and tips.