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Season 51 King’s Gambit (September 2023)

September 2, 2023 · 7 min read

Supercell and Chess.com have teamed up to unveil a new season, infusing the Clash Universe with the strategic world of chess.

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Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

The collaboration between Chess.com and Clash Royale represents an intriguing fusion of traditional strategic gameplay with modern mobile gaming. This partnership introduces unique events influenced by chess strategies in Clash Royale and integrates Clash Royale elements into Chess.com, enhancing the overall gaming experiences for both games.

Season 51 begins on Monday, September 4th, 2023. There are no balance changes for the season.

Table of Contents

Video Preview

Get a preview of the upcoming season with our video. Watch it now before diving into the details!

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Arena

The September battles will unfold in the Chess Arena, an innovative new environment designed to resemble a chess board, complete with checkerboard tiles.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Tower Skins

There will be one tower skin available for this season.

Castling Castle (Pass Royale Gold)

The tower skin for September plays homage to the chess move of castling, incorporating design elements reminiscent of chess pieces, particularly the rook and the king.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Tower Icon Castling Castle tower skin set.

Emotes

This season will introduce seven (7) new emotes, with four inspired by chess, two being a unique collaboration with Samsung’s flip phones, and one celebrating the launch of Royal Recruit Evolution.

King: Chess Check (Path of Legends)

The king executes a check in chess.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

King: Chess Crush (Challenges)

The Golem, resembling a Rook, smashes the king into pieces.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

King: Chess Quit (IAP)

Realizing imminent defeat, the king abruptly ends the game in frustration, scattering the chess pieces from the board.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit
Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit
Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

King: Chess Think (Season Shop)

The king contemplates his subsequent move in chess.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

King: Red Button (Samsung Collaboration)

The king activates a red button that appears on his folded phone.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit
Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

King: Unfold (Samsung Collaboration)

The king reveals a three-crown game as he unfolds his phone.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit
Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit
Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Royal Recruits Evolution: Wake Up (Pass Royale Gold)

Awakening from slumber, the Royal Recruit’s eyes glow red, signalling his readiness for battle.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit
Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit
Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Global Tournaments

Royal Tournament (Standard): Sep 9 - 13

Royal Tournament (Triple Draft): Sep 23 - 27

Events: Feature Node

Royal-er Recruits: Sep 4 - 11

A new Evolution event will incorporate Royal Recruits as a mandatory inclusion in the deck.

Chess Royale: Sep 11 - 18

Players will experience a chess board-style arrangement of units and buildings, replacing the usual towers.

Mirror, Mirror: Sep 18 - 25

Both players commence the game with identical decks and starting hands.

Prince’s Revenge!: Sep 25 - Oct 2

The Prince receives a rage buff that incrementally increases his speed after every two hits.

Loading Screen

The new season’s loading screen depicts a tense blue king facing off against a colossal, intimidating red king.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Pass Royale

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

  • Royal Recruits Shards: 2 at Tier 13, Diamond Pass Royale
  • Royal Recruits Shards: 2 at Tier 25, Diamond Pass Royale
  • Royal Recruits Shards: 2 at Tier 37, Diamond Pass Royale
  • Castling Castle Tower Skin at Tier 48, Gold Pass Royale
  • Animated Royal Recruits Evolution Banner at Tier 49, Diamond Pass Royale

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Season Shop

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Cards

Three cards will be available for purchase:

  • Royal Recruits x100: 500 tokens (10/10)
  • Prince x5: 500 tokens (10/10)
  • Magic Archer x1: 500 tokens (10/10)

Buy all of these even if you’re maxed to collect Elite Wild Cards

Gold

  • 2000 Gold: 400 tokens (10/10)
  • 2000 Gold: 800 tokens (10/10)
  • 2000 Gold: 1200 tokens (10/10)

Wild Cards

  • 100 Common Wild: 600 tokens (3/3)
  • 100 Common Wild: 1000 tokens (3/3)
  • 100 Common Wild: 1400 tokens (3/3)
  • 25 Rare Wild: 600 tokens (3/3)
  • 25 Rare Wild: 1000 tokens (3/3)
  • 25 Rare Wild: 1400 tokens (3/3)
  • 5 Epic Wild: 600 tokens (3/3)
  • 5 Epic Wild: 1000 tokens (3/3)
  • 5 Epic Wild: 1400 tokens (3/3)
  • 1 Legendary Wild: 1500 tokens (3/3)

Book

You can get a Rare Book of Cards for 10000 tokens (1/1)

Royal Giant Shards

  • 1 Royal Giant Shards: 5000 tokens (1/1)
  • 1 Royal Giant Shards: 10000 tokens (1/1)
  • 1 Royal Giant Shards: 15000 tokens (1/1)

Wild Shards

  • 1 Wild Shard: 6000 tokens (1/1)
  • 50 Banner Tokens: 500 tokens (5/5)

Emotes

  • King Chess Think Emote: 10000 tokens (1/1)

Season Shop by Value

Here’s a table showing the best items to get from the season shop for the September season. Read our Season Shop Buying Guide if you don’t understand what these numbers mean.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Boosted Cards

Four (4) cards will be boosted throughout September. Use our site to find the best decks, or try out the three top decks for these cards at the moment.

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Royal Recruits

Best Decks with Royal Recruits

RHogs RR FM Zappies
Royal Hogs Flying Machine Mother Witch Royal Recruits Fireball Goblin Cage Zappies Barbarian Barrel
RHogs RR FM Zappies
Royal Hogs Flying Machine Mother Witch Royal Recruits Goblin Cage Zappies Arrows Barbarian Barrel
RHogs RR FM Zappies
Royal Hogs Flying Machine Royal Recruits Fireball Goblin Cage Zappies Arrows Barbarian Barrel

Prince

Best Decks with Prince

GobG Double Prince Bats Bait
Goblin Giant Prince Dark Prince Fireball Goblin Gang Spear Goblins Bats Zap
GobG Double Prince Bats Bait
Goblin Giant Prince Dark Prince Fireball Goblin Gang Arrows Spear Goblins Bats
WB MK Bats
Wall Breakers Mega Knight Prince Musketeer Bandit Arrows Bats Zap

Magic Archer

Best Decks with Magic Archer

AQ EBarbs Bandit Bridge Spam
Battle Ram Archer Queen Elite Barbarians Magic Archer Royal Ghost Bandit Heal Spirit Rage
AQ Bandit Ram Bridge Spam
Barbarians Battle Ram Archer Queen Magic Archer Royal Ghost Bandit Arrows Heal Spirit
Pekka Bandit EWiz Bridge Spam
Battle Ram P.E.K.K.A Magic Archer Royal Ghost Fireball Electro Wizard Bandit Zap

Archer Queen

Best Decks with Archer Queen

AQ EBarbs Bandit Bridge Spam
Battle Ram Archer Queen Elite Barbarians Magic Archer Royal Ghost Bandit Heal Spirit Rage
AQ EBarbs Bandit Bridge Spam
Battle Ram Archer Queen Elite Barbarians Magic Archer Royal Ghost Bandit The Log Heal Spirit
RHogs AQ 2.9 Cycle
Skeletons Royal Hogs Archer Queen Earthquake Fire Spirit Royal Delivery The Log Cannon

High Chance

Mining + Candles

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Knight + Hairy

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Rare

Electro Wizard + Electric Wheels

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Tragic Toast + Graveyard Groove

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Grandmaster + Chess Royale

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Extremely Rare

Princely Knight + Royal Pieces

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Chibi Chess + King of the Hogs

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Pink Pieces + Chess Storage

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Diamond Pass Royale

Diamond tier of Pass Royale will have an animated banner. It will feature a Royal Recruit shielding incoming arrows.

Royal Recruits Evolution (Animated)

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 51 King’s Gambit

Checklist

Here’s everything for this season in a convenient checklist to you can check your collection progress:

Clash Royale September 2023 Season 50 Clash-A-Rama

Feedback

Let us know what you think about this season. Do you like the new cosmetics? Tell us in the comments section below.

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