What do I need to know about Clash Royale?

We've spoken to parents to find out what they think about Clash Royale. We've also asked children and young people what they think. Here's what they said:

Children’s views

What do children and young people dislike about it?

4% of the children and young people who reviewed Clash Royale thought it was unsafe. The main things they told us they don’t like about Clash Royale were:

  • You can join clans with people you don’t know and talk to strangers
  • People can argue in the chat
  • It can be addictive
  • There are in-app purchases

What do children and young people like about it?

The main things that children and young people told us they like about Clash Royale were:

  • It’s a fun game and you can play with your friends and be creative
  • The report button is really easy to find and you can block people if you need to
  • You have to select from approved words and any rude words are blurred out

Is content on Clash Royale suitable for children and young people?

We asked parents and young people about the types of inappropriate content they’ve seen on Clash Royale. The level of risk is based on the % of respondents who reported seeing these types of content. The ratings are: Low Risk (less than 5% of respondents); Medium Risk (between 5 and 25%); and High Risk (over 25%, or more than one in four).


Low Risk

Violence & hatred

Medium Risk


Medium Risk

Suicide & self-harm

Low Risk

Drink, drugs & crime

Low Risk

What are people saying about
Clash Royale?

Boy, 12

“This game is an online game where you can join clans and chat to random people. This game is based on gaining trophies while battling in an arena.”

Boy, 12

“I have it set so nobody can communicate with you in a match and if you make a clan you can make it so it can just be you and your friends.”

Girl, 12

“My brother has been bullied on this before - people said his clan was rubbish and that he shouldn’t play the game if he is so bad and it made him upset.”


“There are very good safety rules easily available for all provided the child has good reading ability.” – Father of three children


“Swear words can be censored in settings. Some communities don’t tolerate cursing at all.” – Father of an 8 yr old boy


“You cannot directly message anyone who is not in the same clan. Generally it’s a violent game in cartoon form and about making gains and creating clans. It could be a bit creative but I wouldn't recommend it for under 13s.” – Mother of 12 and 14 yr olds

Clash Royale

From the creators of Clash of Clans comes a real-time multiplayer game starring the Royales, your favorite Clash characters and much, much more. Collect and upgrade dozens of cards featuring the Clash of Clans troops, spells and defenses you know and love, as well as the Royales..."

O2 Guru's Top Tip for Clash Royale

O2 Guru Camilla says:

"Clash Royale is a 'next generation' updated version of Clash of Clans. To protect your bank account, make sure you restrict in-app purchases."

Our O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline can help you to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks. You can call us free on 0808 800 5002.

For face to face advice and support, you can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 Guru here (even if you’re not with O2). 


What's the right age for Clash Royale?


Clash Royale says

With parent's permission. This is from Clash of Clans' own guidelines, accurate as of March 2018.


Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of 2,049 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2018.


Children say

Based on 2,059 responses from children and young people in November and December 2017.


Net Aware visitors say

Based on 257 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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Start a conversation with your child
about Clash Royale

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