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Andrew Steenkamp
9 min readJan 4, 2022

We all are well aware of the growing popularity of top NFT games, right?

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Anything that comes with the possibility of earning money never goes out of the “next big thing” category. The same is the case with the best NFT games.

Players are going crazy over these exciting games, especially since they come with increased profitability. Over time, top players have realized the value of entering the NFT game world earlier rather than later.

I’m interested in Blockchain Games as both a consumer and an investor. Over the course of the past few weeks, I’ve created criteria that I use to analyze blockchain games.

The goal of the criteria is determining commonalities between successful games, as well as identifying other factors that may positively contribute to a games’ success.

I used to use a similar process when I would analyze ICO’s for crypto accelerators, some of the criteria I used in the past still applies to gaming.

At the end of the day, we have to remember that these our businesses. You may absolutely love a certain blockchain game, but take a step back and look at its business model.

If you’re going to invest your time in a game, it’s in your best interest to perform due diligence to ensure it’s not a game that might disappear when fundraising is complete.

At the moment, most people who play blockchain games are investors. They’re gamers, but they’re playing to make money.

They saw what happened with CryptoKitties and want to catch the next wave. This is a problem, it’s not conducive to a positive gameplay experience.

We’re entering an interesting phase in blockchain gaming, where if we want the industry to grow, we need to transition into games that also accommodate casual players.

My criteria will likely change as I begin to learn more and more about the space, but here it is:

  1. The Team
  2. External Fundraising
  3. Public Fundraising Mechanism
  4. Ease of Play-to-Win vs Pay-to-Win
  5. User-friendliness/First Time User Experience
  6. Ease of Use for Non-crypto Savvy Users
  7. Blockchain Implementation Method

I don’t mention a couple of blockchain games that have already reached certain levels of growth and user acquisition. For example, Gods Unchained is doing amazing things for the space by being one of the first blockchain games attracting users.

According to CryptoMinati Capital “The biggest reason behind the popularity of NFT games is the low entry price and the magnitude of benefits later on”.

When NFTs meet blockchain, a new and exciting era ushers in, with gamers growing into critical roles. This is particularly true in terms of the gaming economy, where they can now receive lucrative rewards. The majority of the Free NFT Games promise a 3+ digit percentage of return on investment (ROI).

In the guide below, we have compiled some of the best NFT Games introduced this year.

You will find some free-to-play NFT Games, play-to-earn NFT Games, and many other blockchain games on this list.

For now, let’s look at what I believe are promising blockchain games on the horizon.

MegaCryptoPolis:

MegaCryptoPolis is the decentralized city builder strategy game running in the form of a dApp (decentralized application) on multiply blockchains.

Every action in the game is a transaction signed by a player and accomplished by the smart contract. Every asset in the MegaCryptoPolis is a cryptographically unique ERC-721 token stored in a player’s wallet.

Game logic runs entirely on smart contracts with every action rendering a verified transaction on the blockchain. MegaCryptoPolis is based on a decentralized model, with all in game transactions verified by smart contracts and all player activities stored within the Ethereum blockchain.

MegaCryptoPolis 3D allows players to rent buildings, produce materials those are required by other buildings, create new generations of citizens, offer services to other players, place ads and drive cars, just to name a few.

In order to operate under the Microeconomy concept a Citizen is required to be appointed into a building. Citizens define the overall performance of the building along with a number of Influence Points a building have.

Number of Citizens required by a building to operate on the full power depends on the building level and type. The new Microeconomy concept introduced in 2019 with a set of new functions for all the building types.

Splinterlands:

Splinterlands is one of the most popular tradable free-to-play card games. It falls into the category of play-to-earn top NFT games, so you can earn moola as you play, similar to Gods Unchained.

As a result of winning card matchups, you can earn various rewards. To start playing this awesome NFT game, you need to purchase a starter pack of cards.

The next step is to register a Steam account that will allow you to unveil the cards you bought on Splinterlands. In many cases, you are fortunate enough to get your hands on some of the rare cards after your first purchase.

There is also a possibility that you may get several cards of the same type. If this is the case, you can simply combine all similar cards to give them a tremendous boost in power. Another cool thing you can do is sell one of the identical cards for cryptocurrency.

Once you have acknowledged and familiarized yourself with the cards, it is high time to battle other gamers. You can also shift if you are super bored of playing the same card games based on significant investments.

You’ll enjoy rapid battles in the “Fast and Furious” mode. Each round of Splinterlands takes just a few minutes with a chance to make some bank. So go ahead, give Splinterlands a shot!

The Sandbox:

This is voxel-based game that will excite you to the next level. Sandbox is well-known for being one of the top NFT gaming platforms for creating and trading various virtual assets.

Players are free to customize as well as monetize voxel objects in Sandbox 3D. You can define this game as a blockchain-based version of Roblox or Minecraft.

Sandbox 3D is an open-world physical sandbox. As a player, you are free to experiment with your fellas’ games and manipulate various objects. The platform provides a variety of tools for creating and customizing objects.

In addition, you can sell the objects on multiple markets, which is another cool feature of NFT games. Falling in the category of games for players, this platform also allows you to develop and play your own game.

Sandbox 3D presents SAND, an ERC-20 coin, as the metaverses native. You can use this token to buy a wide variety of in-game products when playing Sandbox 3D.

All the stunning products are available on the marketplace of the platform. You can earn LAND tokens, Sandbox’s NFT tokens, which are among the highest valuable assets in this game.

Gods Unchained:

Gods Unchained falls in the category of free-to-play top NFT games. This unique game is well-known for merging various NFT components with a typical card trading game.

Players earn these cards by winning Player vs. Player (PVP) matches or buying them from other expert players. In both cases, the individual’s playing ability and the quality of their cards decide the winner. This free-to-play NFT game emphasizes your tactics and skills.

In the ranked game mode of Gods Unchained, you’re matched with players of the same rating. You win the match when your gameplay leads your opponent’s life to zero before yours.

Each victory will earn you experience points throughout the game. Once your experience meter is complete, it is time to advance to the next level. As a result of this advancement, you earn a brand new pack of cards to decorate your collection.

An ERC-721 token backs up each of these cards. The platform’s marketplace and the open market allow the players to exchange the cards. GODS is the native coin of the platform.

You can choose to sell your cards within the intimate environment of the game. In that case, you will receive payments in terms of GODS. The game’s development team has successfully issued these native tokens to the crypto market.

Blankos Block Party:

Blankos Block Party made the list largely due to the team behind it. I’m not a big fan of games of this genre, but at the same time am extremely excited to see what the team produces.

Mythical Games, has a pretty stacked team with executives and developers from some of the top-grossing games in the world. They recently completed a Series A investment round that brought in $16 million in funding: which gives them the freedom to focus on gameplay over creative fundraising mechanisms.

There’s very little information out on this game so far, but it checks most of the boxes based on info that I do have. Through reading over interviews some of its team members have done, it seems like Mythical will be focusing heavily on player-owned economies.

Considering the Mythical team includes talent from Activision and Blizzard, I’m excited to see the economies that come out of this project. I haven’t been able to get in touch with the developers of Blankos Block Party and can’t speak to their future plans. Regardless, this is a game that I’ll be keeping a close eye on.

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Andrew Steenkamp

Metaverse Enthusiast and Online Entrepreneur! Builder of Millennials How To Guild (Although it is down for repairs)