Shells are a form of virtual currency within Hatchlings. You can use them to buy particularly difficult eggs to finish a collection, purchase Turtle Keys to open some new collections, or buy some Challenge Keys. You can also use your shells to buy a Premium Membership.
How do I know how many shells I have?
At the top of the game, look for the picture of shells with a number next to it. That number is how many shells you have.
Why should I buy shells?
Hatchlings is a free-to-play game, and there are a few ways to earn shells for free in the game. When you purchase shells, however, you help support Hatchlings and the people who work hard to keep the game alive!
How do I get more shells?
You can earn shells in game by completing challenges, as a reward for leveling up, or sometimes as a prize for an event. If you need more shells, you have the option to purchase more in the Marketplace. There are also gift cards for shells that you can redeem if you are lucky enough to receive one from a friend!
Can I gift shells to friends?
Yes you can (as long as you’ve purchased shells in the game before)! Head over to the marketplace to buy shell gift cards that you can send to your friends. Click here for more information about gift cards.
Note: Gift cards are intended for sharing purchased shells, so the option to purchase gift cards is limited to players who have already made an in-game purchase of shells. If you would like to buy a gift card but don’t have the option, make a purchase of shells first, and then you can buy a gift card.