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13 Game of War Tips, Tricks & Strategies



Game of War is an addictive RTS style game for the iPhone, iPad and Android that delivers a lot of fun and a good amount of frustration. You can use our Game of War tips and tricks, Game of War strategies and what you need to be a better player. Officially the name of this game is Game of War – Fire Age, but most users simply call it Game of War.

This is not the same type of game as Clash of Clans or Boom Beach, but it is similar and remains a fun fix for mobile gamers who want to build an empire and use strategy to wipe out an opponent.

The Game of War setting is in an ancient civilization, which leads to a variety of gameplay elements and is also why you get to see Kate Upton in armor and ancient greek or roman settings in the many Game of War ads.

The essential Game of War tips and tricks, plus Game of War strategy tips.

The essential Game of War tips and tricks, plus Game of War strategy tips.

To do well, you need a Game of War strategy that includes building, researching, defending and attacking. You cannot play this game with a singular focus.

One of our favorite Game of War tips is to quickly build a great city with 60,000 power in less than an hour. This makes it possible to start the game with enough power to start getting things done and it can help avoid the frustrations of starting up. Keep in mind that one of the goals of Game of War is to convince you to spend real world money on in-game items. There are pop ups, bouncing icons and dozens of interruptions solely with a focus on getting you to buy in-app purchases to upgrade your army with real cash.

You will not find reliable and realistic Game of War cheats or hacks that you can use. Most of these promise unlimited upgrades and in-game items, but only exist to get you to fill out a survey or to give up control of your account. You cannot close the game and change the time on your device to make Game of War build faster, so you will need these Game of War tips and strategy guides to get ahead.

Game of War is free for iPhone & iPad, Android and Amazon Fire devices.

With Game of War hacks out of the question, you’ll need to focus on your Game of War strategy using these easy to follow tips and tricks.

How to Play Game of War

If you are new to the game, you can use this Game of War strategy guide to learn what you need to get started. This will walk you through the basics of setting up your kingdom better than the virtual Kate Upton can.

Here are some important Game of War tips to help you build up your power and your empire quickly. Here are some great tips.

Use Quests for Rewards – You need to use Quests to gain rewards. There are several types including Empire Daily and more. When you perform some actions you can collect resources and rewards. For others you will need to start a timer.

Quests Continue When You Close the App – If you are about to stop playing for a while, choose a quest that takes a long time to complete. The time will keep going after you close the game.

Game of War Items – Tap on iTems and My Items to see what you have. Some of your items, like the Beginner Teleports disappear if you level your big building up to level 6 before you use them.

Use these Game of War tips and tricks to get ahead faster.

Use these Game of War tips and tricks to get ahead faster.

What to Spend Game of War Gold On – Here’s a good tip. Don’t spend gold on things right off the bat and don’t spend real cash right when you start. You need to focus on the basics right now.

Create a Game of War Hero – Use your items and boosts to build a better Hero. This starts on the items screen, and you can give this hero upgrades and the special attributes that the Hero gains  will help your troops in the game.

From there this video goes into alliances and other information that you may or may not need to know. After you master how to play Game of War with the Kate Upton tutorial and this video you’re ready for leveling up faster.

Game of War Tips for Beginners

The next set of Game of War tips will show you how to level up to 60,000 power in an hour. It will also help you create a better stronghold and city for your troops.

Build a Gymnos – As soon as you can, build a Gymnos. When you earn XP it will help your hero upgrade. Almost anything you do in Game of War earns XP.

Build 10 Strategy – Build 10 of each building to unlock special bonuses. And it is a good idea to build them all near each other so that you can quickly manage them.

Upgrade Your Farms, Logging Camps & More – You’ll need to upgrade all of your farms, logging camps, and more so that you can unlock other buildings. You can see the requirements for upgrades when you tap on the item you want to upgrade.

Join an Alliance – If you are part of an alliance you can all help each other speed up buildings by tapping on help in the game. each time an alliance member taps, a minute is shaved off the timer.

VIP Status – You can use VIP updates from Items – My Items – Specials. When you activate VIP status and have VIP points you can got to VIP in the upper left and then tap on Use VIP to get faster upgrades.

Upgrade Your Defense – You don’t want to build an awesome city and leave it open to attack. When you get to the end of this Game of War tutorial you will need to upgrade your walls as much as possible to add protection.

Collect Free Rewards – After you play through all the tips in the 30-minute Game of War tips video above you need to go to your Quests section and collect a lot of rewards that you will unlock.

In this second Game of War strategy video you’ll learn about good troop upgrade paths, how to quickly get to stronghold level eight and other tips about getting a good base for your game. After you get to the Stronghold Level 8 you can build an Academy Level 8 which unlocks research for tier 2 troops. With tier 2 troops you’ll have stronger troops for better battles.

Get a Better Game of War Strategy

Develop a great Game of War strategy.

Develop a great Game of War strategy.

After you build up your stronghold, you’ll need a great Game of War strategy to become a better player. This will take time and either trial and error or research on your part. Some of our favorite Game of War Strategy tips are listed below so you can quickly find important information.

You can find other Game of War Strategy tips and tricks at Inside Game of War. This is one of the top places to look for more detailed strategies.

Game of War Cheats & Hacks

There are no shortage of services claiming to offer Game of War hacks and game of War cheats, but as we’ve found in the past, these are all designed to get the user to sign up for services, share personal information or post to social media accounts for the promise of free gold and in-game items.

Don't bother with Game of War hacks and cheats that just want your information.

Don’t bother with Game of War hacks and cheats that just want your information.

The apps look somewhat convincing, but they cannot connect to your device and hack the game to get you free upgrades. Instead of connecting to the game and giving you free gold, silver or wood, you’ll fill out a survey and get nothing for your time. Don’t waste your time with these offers.



  1. Barbara Everett

    05/22/2015 at 3:24 pm

    I started game did not know about this tutorial. I have it up to lv 19 but didn’t do it right. I have never learned how to attack others and am not getting much help in my alliance. I can not setup an email account because it is saying one already exists and I have made purchases on it. I don’t remember this and I need help fixing this, please. I have spent 300. On this game and am get no where!

    • zay

      09/02/2015 at 9:16 pm

      Try to email MZ from the game under the more option. Ask what email address is associated since you forgot. What kingdom are you in? – contact me via zayrusty9 @ gm ail .com

      • Lee Santos

        08/09/2016 at 5:10 am

        i found some good hack for game of war here >> just go to google and search for ” inurl:royalcheats game of war ” and you’re good to go! Enjoy :))

  2. Tony Engel

    05/28/2015 at 1:52 pm

    Barbara, I did the same thing (although I’ve only spent $150). If I had it to do all over again, I’d have gone MUCH slower when I was convinced I needed to be “bigger and stronger” to compete. The first thing, grab as long a peace shield as you can – spend the time researching as much as possible. Use the highest level traps and troops that you can, and keep your resources LOW (enemies can only grab what is in the top figures of your game board in city view) And whenever possible – go grab silver…’re going to need A LOT of it when it comes to crafting better items for your hero. I have a pair of 3 day peace shields and that’s all I’m doing……..

  3. James

    06/18/2015 at 12:15 pm

    After reading this I too am just realising how fast I was on reaching level 21! Big mistake on my part. I am now on level 17. I haven’t gone any further due to researching a lot and trying to level up the Farms Wood etc. Learning as I go not in a rush yet to go further I have only spent $40 so far. I was tempted to buy more but reading this not now. Thanks!!

    I’m not quite sure yet as to where from here? I will read your tutorial before deciding anything.

    • zay

      09/02/2015 at 9:20 pm

      Don’t spend money. Eventually they offer the same $100 deal for half. The longer you want the more they offer lower packs

  4. Kathey

    07/03/2015 at 12:24 pm

    I found that after I reached SH 19 that I Did not win any more leader board prizes. Go slow no matter what anyone tells you. Try and get your power up because that is what counts and do this through research and questing, Don”t sit and make a lot of troops for power. Research the hero every other research because the hero is what makes your city work. You are going to need alot of gold and resources the more research you do. Don’t spend gold on research. Use speed ups if you want to complete a research.

  5. Tracey

    07/13/2015 at 3:37 am

    It just. Anoys me when you have to wait for ever iv spent only 55 pounds iv been playing this game. Over a. Month now finds that getting the power is very hard… Plus they refusing. My mobile. Payment.

  6. Mike

    07/27/2015 at 8:34 am

    I find it downright hopeless when i look at a new server that has been open for 2 days, only to see multiple level 21 people, and some of them nearing a billion power….. you have got to be kidding me… am i missing something? Ive spent 2 months and a couple hundred dollars and i’m not even at 50 million power…

    • Jeremt

      07/28/2015 at 7:17 am

      They’re spending money!

  7. Brandon

    07/28/2015 at 1:23 pm

    Yes some people spend absurd amounts of money on these types of games where really the top dogs are the people with the most money to spend ( or willing to spend). I’ve played a few other types of MMORTS games like this and it’s always like this when people can pay to win. My advice is upgrade, upgrade, upgrade! Screw how much power you have, it’s meaningless if you don’t have the upgrades to compete. Keep a big enough army to farm tiles… READ THE BLOG so you know when the Alliance kill events are coming and can get your peace shields ready.

  8. mark

    08/30/2015 at 9:28 am

    the game is free to play but not free to win. In the beginning it was but has evolved to a pay to play style. You can survive with not buying packs and be a farmer but thats not what the game is about and will get old and will get you kicked or denied entry from any real alliance with a high gift level. MZ caters to the spenders and is weeding out those who dont……unfortunate

  9. Jay

    10/20/2015 at 8:49 pm

    When it comes to the new kingdoms and players w billions in power. What they are going is staying at lvl4 and buying multiple packs and building researching and waiting until the time is right. That time is when the new kingdom comes then they that they jumped they have a jump on everyone they have everything done now just open their packs and boom they are the head of the kingdom and depending on how much they spent billions in power

  10. Kt

    01/10/2016 at 11:59 pm

    Does opening gifts under alliance cost money?

  11. Billy

    01/17/2016 at 7:11 am

    Opening Alliance Gifts is FREE. And the more gifts opened, the better it is for the Alliance, and the better for you.
    I got lucky, in that the 1st person I got advice from, gave me the BEST advice on this game.
    Do NOT upgrade your Headquarters until you have leveled all your buildings AND every single Research in your Academy that you can do.
    Research equals Power. Research allows you to build better things, faster and cheaper.

    • Jonathan Jones

      06/02/2016 at 2:49 am

      Yes and no. I would say upgrade your Stronghold in increments then complete research and building upgrades.
      Upgrade to SH9 – just before hero can be captured by upgrading 1 of each building. This will help level up VIP to increase construction speed boost. Then you can build up other buildings while researching.

      Go to SH14 – before hero can be executed at SH15. Build all the rest of buildings to SH14 research out the essentials ( economy, combat, strategic combat, hero ) wall traps Meh. Set bonus is important but will require lots of time early on.

      Now if you stay at Sh14 you can complete Inferno Events and Solo events to win speed ups, chests, resources to stockpile for when you upgrade further.

      I would stop at SH19 for awhile as well because events change drastically for SH20 & 21 no more leader board prizes, different requirements and less speed ups are dished out.

  12. randy

    01/17/2016 at 9:10 pm

    look for alliance with higher gift level. this let’s you know that they get more gifts and probably spenders. if gifts are right the gold from them can keep you shielded and little extra for speeds. but eventually unless alliance helps you. you will have to buy if not for speeds then rss.
    but with all new stuff out. it gets very costly to compete. build a trap cheaper.

  13. Ricki

    05/03/2016 at 3:15 am

    Jesus use need to learn the game I’ve only spent $7.99 on pack and stronghold 19 with 19mil power just gotta play your cards right

  14. Tuan Pham

    05/28/2016 at 10:52 am

    with every game it is difficult to learn with out the right guidance or mentor. This game takes up a lot of your time and it requires a lot of patience. But it is more enjoyable when you have the right advice and guidance.

  15. Jonathan Jones

    06/02/2016 at 2:40 am

    @Ricki the current packs in the game are much more inflated than they were at the time of some of the previous comments. Currently $4.99 USD packs come with 500M resources 2000 days of speed ups. $99.99 USD packs have 14K days of speed ups 10B food 5B other resources. But packs didn’t start to give this much until late November (2015). And they continue to give more and more resources and speed ups, & chests.

    When I got the $4.99 pack back in July (2015) it came with 5M resources and 120 days of speed ups only 25 chests.

  16. errion

    09/01/2016 at 8:19 pm

    I have 69B power and a lot of great gear and gold and 5T + of each rss and I’ve paid less than 900$…

    I cap heros all day, in the strongest rally’s you can send, while I’m in training gear. Just need right teachers and lotssssss of patience

  17. Royale Gem

    11/03/2016 at 1:46 pm

    Loving the post man, you really go in depth.

  18. Blade187SR

    02/18/2017 at 8:44 pm

    I’ve had good help from One alliance and none from another. Been back 6 to 9 months bc I played on another server and left for awhile. They say it right here in these comments and the site itself. I have not attacked save for those that attacked me and testing gear. I am now at a few billion troops and a few hundred billion power and spent about 250 to 300 ballpark. When you do buy, save for the biggest packs you can afford and know, if it’s a holiday weekend, and you can hold out, your best deals will come around 5 to 7 EST and during the week during flash sales at odd times. Plus time the purchase with Quests and bonus deals that come from different packs for max results. There are guides to stats, cores, and all of that. Be willing to loss some off bc once you have power, those in control will want you to join or burn and this may be “That alliance” that burned you or screwed your alliance or whatever…….It’s a game, not personal. But remember too, be loyal. You will get where you want to be if you work and take advantage of Black Market, Daily bonus club, Copper, Quests and all the things, Read 3 or 4 how tos and gear guides each and……..GL and have fun!!!! Copperheadd in Linos and Blade in Lunoire Ty.

  19. Blade187SR

    02/18/2017 at 8:47 pm

    And a message to the creator of these tips. TY. Blade

  20. Melissa Faulk

    04/30/2017 at 5:33 pm

    I used to prefer to play CoC or Boom Beach instead of GoW simply because I did not need to empty my wallet to be good at those games (compared to GoW). I’m a big fan of strategy games and with the tips you mentioned above, I might just give GoW another go.

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