These are the following resources you can gather and use for buildings and troops in Boom Beach.

Gold

GoldGold in Boom Beach can be obtained by building Residences and conquering islands. Gold is used for training and research of troops, exploring the map of the archipelago and removing trees or rocks from your base.

 

Wood

WoodWood in Boom Beach can be obtained by the Sawmill, conquering islands, Resource Bases and cutting down trees. It can also be obtained by exchanging Diamonds for it. Wood is used for every type of building in Boom Beach.

 

Stone

StoneStone in Boom Beach can be obtained by a Quarry, conquering islands and Resource Bases. It can also be obtained by exchanging Diamonds for it. Stone is mostly used for major upgrades on buildings.

 

Iron

IronIron in Boom Beach can be obtained by a Iron Mine, conquering islands and Resource Bases. It can also be obtained by exchanging Diamonds for it. Iron is used for big upgrades on buildings in Boom Beach.

 

Diamond

DiamondDiamonds in Boom Beach can be obtained by completing achievements and defending your base. They also show up randomly on your map. Diamonds can also be obtained by in game purchases through iTunes. They are the most valuable currency in Boom Beach. Diamonds are used for buying resources and can be used to finish upgrades without the use of resources.