Mar 24, 2015
Clash of Clans
You can also use the Link Device Option to play with multiple devices and even switch between your Android and iOS devices. The kids prefer to play it on the Nexus 10, which gives you lots of room and looks beautiful.
Clash of Clans is free to download, but there are lots of opportunities to spend money with this game. In fact, my children have spent more on COC than any other app ever (by far). They started asking for Google Play gift cards for birthdays and holidays just to spend it on this game! My Valentine's gift FROM my children this year was also a Google Play gift card so I could upgrade my own Clan Castle to Town Hall 8 (known as TH8 in COC).
Note to Parents:
There is a Global Chat in COC that does * out any curse words. In fact, it goes a bit overboard on this and will **** out regular words too. However, kids are smart and quickly learn to out smart the system and make their message clear without being censored. You can also REPORT inappropriate behavior, but it takes several players to report one before they are banned (temporarily) from chat. But I have found that SuperCell, COC's game maker, is very responsive to abuse reports made via their Parent's Portal. Always take a screenshot of the abusive behavior.
My children are allowed to play this app, but I have seen all sorts of bad behavior on COC. In Global Chat gay bashing, sexual talk, general bullying and sharing of KIK accounts (to share photos outside the game) are very common, but it is clear that it is mostly a child just testing their limits. You can MUTE and REPORT that individual. Within a clan, mostly the atmosphere is friendly, since you need to play together to win. However the clan leaders can KICK you out, and that can be upsetting (even to adults!).
Price: Free, with the potential to spend A LOT on in app purchases
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