Clash of Clans is an app-based video game where players build and protect a base from other players' clans. A player gains resources by attacking other players, which allows the player to upgrade defenses for his own base. Clash of Clans is available for iOS and Android play.
Clash of Clans players want to earn gold and elixirs to train troops, add buildings and build defenses around the base. Users can choose different types of troops, including barbarians, archers, goblins, giants and wall breakers, as well as balloons, wizards, dragons, healers, minions and more. The player decides which troops to train and send to attack other bases.
Players join together with other players to form clans, which are led by one or more users. The leaders decide when to start a war with another clan. Each player can attack two players from the opposing clan during the war. Players earn stars for destruction created during the war. The clan with the most stars is the winner of the war.
Users often stay logged in to Clash of Clans for long periods of time to avoid attacks. Players who aren't currently online can still be attacked by other players. Players earn trophies for winning battles. The defeated player loses trophies.