Published on: 06/10/2022
NFT card game Splinterlands sells 10 million cards during sale
Blockchain-based collectible card game Splinterlands has sold over 10 million packs as part of its Chaos Legion Sale. The sale, comprising three phases, began on January 17. It was the game’s third major expansion since its 2018 release.
What makes the Chaos Legion sale notable, besides the sheer number of cards sold, is that only 15 million packs have been minted for Splinterlands. This means that there are only five million more packs left, showing the gaming community that the Web3 audience has a profound interest in collectible card game experiences.
“The successes are coming like a flood these days, and we are thrilled. Our community is phenomenal and we are so grateful for their loyalty and enthusiasm, which is an ongoing inspiration to our team to keep co-creating this remarkable game with them,” said SPlinterlands co-founder and chief executive officer Jesse Reich.
“We can’t wait to expand more into the mainstream gaming industry and show the world what Web 3.0 is all about.”
About Splinterlands and its economy
Splinterlands is one of the pioneers of NFT trading card games. The game was created to address players’ loss of ownership of their cards in other trading card titles. To rectify this issue, the creators of Splinterlands use blockchain technology to grant players actual ownership of their digital cards.
While the creators valued strategic gameplay and deckbuilding in popular games such as Magic: The Gathering, Splinterlands opted for faster, more streamlined gameplay where matches only take 2-3 minutes to complete. Players don’t control the entire battlefield but instead assemble a team from various cards in their decks before a battle is carried out automatically.
This approach has allowed the game to be easy to pick up and understand, but still have depth and strategy for more dedicated players to sink their teeth into. To accommodate the global demand, Splinterlands has been translated into nearly a dozen languages and has global accessibility, with players coming from all around the world to engage in its strategic gameplay.
Splinterlands success can also be attributed to its player onboarding process. The enjoyment of card games depends on a player’s collection as it allows them to form strategies and combinations. Splinterlands gives new players Starter cards, which can be used to play in all modes, including Ranked. These cards cannot be traded or sold on the marketplace like regular cards but are constantly updated to include the common and rare cards of new expansions.
Players can then acquire more cards by purchasing packs or buying them from other players on the market. Players can also earn resources from Ranked battles for free, allowing even players with limited financial capabilities to build a collection over time and develop their own strategies. This approach also gives players a play-to-earn experience, rewarding them for their time, strategic ability and commitment.
“Splinterlands makes it easy to earn on a daily basis. Players can win rewards from Tournaments, Ranked play, and Quests! No matter what your skill level or collection size, there is always an opportunity to earn!” wrote Splinterlands on its official website.