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Rivengard Review

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Posted: 6 weeks ago, last updated 5 weeks ago.

Author: Hannah Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.


Rivengard is a strategy battle game where you fight creatures with fantasy superheroes. You upgrade your team to make them as powerful as possible then use them in turn-based encounters requiring tactical prowess. Progress can be sped up by spending real money.

Your aim is to collect heroes and to defeat evil creatures such as goblins, elves, and dwarves taking over Rivengard. You takes turn to move your characters towards the enemy team and attack. Similar to chess, your character can go a limited number of spaces forward based on their power and character features.

The heroes have different attacks. Some are ranged with magic or bows being able to hit the enemies from further away, while others like swords are for close combat. Each hero also has a signature power move that can be used once each battle.

You pick your best characters to play each round and choose strategic starting positions. You attack the opposite team by moving your hero towards them into the nearby hexagons and aim your attack at the space the enemy is on. The key to winning is carefully deciding which enemy to attack to inflict the most damage.

You use coins to improve the health, range, movement, and damage of your heroes and to upgrade their weapons. As you progress through the levels you earn tokens which you use to unlock new heroes to play with.

Although the game is free, you are limited in how often you can play unless you buy diamonds with real money to gain more goes. You can also advance more quickly by spending money to get coins and upgrade your heroes faster.

DetailsGame Details


Release Date: 18/01/2021, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Puzzle, Strategy and Turn-Based

Developer: @SnowprintStudio


Duration: It takes between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 20 players online. There are different game modes where you can play online against other single players one-on-one or join a group to fight a common enemy with.

Cross-Platform: Can play online across iOS and Android.


This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent.  

You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online. This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. It encourages you to spend money on diamonds which are used as a currency in the game to buy coins and energy refills.

You can buy packs of diamonds that cost between £1.99 and £99.99 in a single purchase. The game includes chests that provide a chance of getting upgrade points and coins. It also encourages you to purchase more chests at once by offering enhanced chests for multiple purchases in one go.

It's important for parents to be aware of this before handing a device over to a younger player.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence.

Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for fantasy violence.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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