Top 5 Most Popular NFT Games in 2021
Discover a list of the most popular NFT games that allow you to (potentially) earn crypto while playing online.
The NFT space keeps snowballing, and the online gaming market is a grateful partaker. We now have more gaming projects tokenizing their game assets, making them usable in-game and tradable as crypto-collectibles.
In this article, you will learn about popular NFT games that you can start playing right away.
1. Axie Infinity
Axie Infinity is a decentralized strategy game where users collect, breed, and trade fantasy creatures called Axies.
Modeled after popular games like Pokemon, the game centers around managing Axies and preparing them for battles against creatures known as Chimera *in a digital pet universe called *Lunacia.
All Axies are NFTs, and each one has four determining attributes: Health, Morale, Speed, and Skill, which define each Axie’s role in battles.
Using Small Love Potions (SLP), you can breed your Axies, increasing your NFT base. SLP can be earned as a reward for winning battles or purchased on decentralized exchanges like Uniswap. And like other NFT games, Axies, SLPs, and other NFTs used can be sold in the in-app NFT market or on popular marketplaces like OpenSea.
Axie Infinity appeared in the news last month for selling nine plots of land for $1.5M in their soon-to-be-launched virtual space. The Ethereum-based game records up to 5,000 new users weekly, with weekly volumes nearing $1.8M.
Sorare allows you to play fantasy football using digital cards of your five-player team and earn rewards based on their performances in real life.
Sorare is the leading NFT game for football, the most popular sport in the world. The game caters to football fans looking to assume team managerial roles while still collecting tokenized football cards.
There are two categories of trading cards that you can use to compete in different leagues — Common and Tokenized.
Common cards are free cards given to you at the beginning to build your team. The tokenized cards are Rare, Super Rare, and Unique. They have a capped supply of — 100, 10, and 1 unit per player, respectively. Tokenized cards can be used to compete with other users in superior leagues or traded on ETH-compatible marketplaces. For example, the Cristiano Unique card sold for over $100K some weeks back.
They are officially licensed with over 120 clubs, and AC Milan, the popular Italian football club, is the most recent to join the game. Sorare records up to $4M in weekly volumes.
3. F1 Delta Time
F1 Delta Time is a Formula One game where users get to participate in racing tournaments using digital collectibles. The collectibles include cars, trinkets, race tracks, drivers, and tires. They come in different racing qualities and are minted in limited amounts.
The tradable collectibles also come in rarity tiers. There are Common, Epic, Legendary, and Apex, all of which can be purchased using REVV - the native utility token. The tokens can be used for tournaments or sold on secondary NFT marketplaces to make gains potentially.
F1 Delta time is doing an excellent job drawing Formula One fans into the NFT space. The platform records more than $1M in weekly trading volumes and up to 1000 new users weekly.
CryptoKitties is an Ethereum-based game with a simple plot — collecting and breeding digital cats. With these two tasks come other rewarding adventures like cracking puzzles and creating collections.
At the time of writing, there are more than 50K generations of these cats, each of them possessing unique attributes (called cattributes) based on the coding sequence. Prices depend on the generation, generation 0 being the earliest and most expensive. The platform also features a marketplace where users can buy, sell, or breed these virtual kittens.
The NFT rave all began with CryptoKitties in 2017 and looking at their numbers, it is safe to say they are not slowing down anytime soon. The platform still records up to $30K worth of daily transactions and more than 800 new users weekly.
5. Evolution Land
It is a cross-chain virtual business game where you can buy and sell land, govern your space, cultivate crops, and develop buildings. There are a total of 26 continents, each on different blockchains. Users get to acquire land plots in these continents, farm, work on different constructions or hire other users to mine elements in their land.
Evolution Land players interact using avatars called Apostles. Apostles can be purchased through auctions in the game using RING — the native utility token and bred to find rarer ones. Each apostle contains unique genes and talents that determine its abilities, such as mining, healing, researching, and fighting. You can rent or sell your apostles to other users or deploy your apostles for tasks based on their abilities.
NFT games are a mix of thrill and potential profitability. Playing these games to potentially earn crypto requires you to learn about the game and how to win to receive monetary rewards.
And, of course, you need an Ethereum wallet. Trust Wallet makes it easier to do that with its in-app DApp Browser. Your wallet gets synced automatically when you enter the game’s webpage using the DApp Browser.