What are the best NFTs games today?

Play-to-earn games powered by non-fungible tokens is one of the industries that is growing month by month and manages to boost the usability of NFTs more and more. In NFTexpress we bring you which ones have the most users on their platforms.

Play-to-earn games continue to gain popularity in the NFTs and blockchain-driven gaming industry. We at NFTexpress bring you the top three games on the market with the most active users on their respective platforms.

Alien Worlds

It is number one on this list. It is an NFT project, oriented to DeFi and the metaverse. The main currency of this ecosystem is based on the ERC-20 standard called Trillium (TLM). It runs on Ethereum, WAX and BNB Chain.

Players are incentivized to acquire TLM, which can be used to purchase non-fungible tokens.

Gameplay consists of assuming the role of a space explorer or mostly known in the Alien Worlds community as a “space miner”. Players are equipped with a set of three mining tools and can choose a planet to explore and mine Trillium (TLM).

NFTs in Alien Worlds can also be mined by mining the different planets just like TLM tokens or even purchased on the AtomicHub marketplace.

You can get the TLM on exchanges such as Binance or KuCoin, among others, then it must be converted to WAXP (the WAX token) because the AtomicHub marketplace uses WAXP for transactions.

Non-fungible tokens in Alien Worlds are virtual objects that help players to get TLM tokens faster from the planet lands available in the game, increase strength to fight against other players or give land ownership. Learn more here.


Splinterlands is a collectible card game that resembles the well-known games like Magic The Gathering or Yu-Gi-Oh!, where the objective is to build the best possible deck of cards to face other people and emerge victorious. The system is based on 1:1 games and tournaments.

In Splinterlands each card has its own characteristics and abilities. They can be more or less valuable depending on how they are used in duels and consequently you will have to use the best strategies available to exploit your skills to the maximum and obtain victories in duels and/or tournaments.

The game is the second in popularity after the already mentioned Alien Worlds. Each card is an NFT that lives in the HIVE blockchain, without a doubt that the capacity of this blockchain is an advantage and can be a virtue for users, since it does not suffer from the high costs of operations as in the case of Ethereum.

It has two tokens, the Splintershards (SPS), is its governance cryptocurrency that provides decision making and control over the product. The player base, asset owners and other stakeholders are within a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) that uses smart contracts on the BNB Chain (Binance’s blockchain).

To maintain the cross-chain system of the DAO (in the BNB Chain) and the smart contracts of the game (in Hive) the decentralized oracle system is used.

In addition, SPS holders (who may be players) have the function of betting their SPS tokens on a software, i.e. staking. Consequently, they can receive rewards based on their bets.

The other in-game tokens (for winning battles) are provided in the ERC-20 standard and are called DEC (Dark Energy Crystals). Also, trading can be performed compatible with blockchains such as Tron, Hive, Steem, BSC and Ethereum and allows you to interact with the token for buying and selling and exchange.

The main requirement to start earning DEC is to have in your possession a book called Summoner’s Spells (in-game). You can learn more about the game here.

Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity is undoubtedly one of the first play-to-earn games that became more famous around the world. Huge communities have been created around the gameplay and have begun to understand the new form of monetization and interactivity.

It involves acquiring three NFTs in the form of strange species to play against other people who have the same number of characters. The winner of the battle gets rewards in the in-game cryptocurrency called “Smooth Love Potion” (SLP).

This video game has brought together people from all over the world and without age limits. In addition, its growth has been similar to countries where its economy is unstable, such as the Philippines, Venezuela and even Argentina.

Axie Infinity, which was initially developed on the Ethereum blockchain, features the dual token economy as I mentioned earlier (AXS as a governance cryptocurrency and SLP as an ERC-20 token that players cash in for winning battles).

Although this game was the boom of NFTs in 2021, today it ranks third in terms of users according to DappRadar. However, Axie Infinity remains the highest trading volume blockchain game in the industry, having moved $130 million in trading volume and an estimated $4.3 billion since its launch.

Currently, the company that created this video game, Sky Mavis, has designed a new competition mode called Origin with the aim of introducing improvements to the platform and providing new opportunities for the gaming communities.

Written by Rodrigo Catalan (TW: @RodrigoCatalanB) for NFT Express.