Clash Royale is a real-time multiplayer battle game. Players collect and share cards whilst defeating opponents, winning trophies and building their own battle communities. The app store advises that the game is not appropriate for children under 13, and that the game contains themes of cartoon and fantasy violence.
Why is it a risk?
Clash Royale allows players to communicate with each other through unmoderated chat features. As a result, many app reviews by parents and children describe encountering abusive, hostile and explicit language while using the app. They also report witnessing users exchanging personal details through the app - so it is important to talk to your child about keeping their information secure. Parents suggest only allowing children to form "clans" with real life friends, and joining with their own parent account so that chat within the clan can be monitored. A further grievance related to this app is that it is difficult to make progress without spending money, and so this style of gameplay often results in anger and frustration among younger users. Please ensure that in-app purchasing is restricted through your child's device before they play this game.