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3 Decentralized Collectible Card Games

by Monica Padillo

For most of us, playing or trading collectible cards became a big part of our childhood. The 90s was a beautiful time of going out to meet friends and competing on whose skill sets is higher than the other by playing fantasy collectible cards.

Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! were just two of the most popular trading card games at the time. The sad thing about these physical cards is that, if not maintained well, they wear out due to natural factors such as water or humidity.

To bring back the good ‘ol memories in this highly digital age, several blockchain gaming companies have launched decentralized trading card games where players can buy, collect, and even sell their collection to boost their position.

Some of these DApp games are:

Splinterlands: Steem Monsters

Built on top of the Steem blockchain, Steem Monsters is a fantasy-themed digital collectible multiplayer card game where players compete in skill-based matches, win battles to boost their position in the leaderboard, and gain fortune in the Grand Tournament. Players will get both summoner and monsters cards when they purchase the game’s Starter Set, which is required to play Splinterlands.

The game revolves around the story of the “Splintering” of a peaceful landscape into six separate kingdoms, which fought for control over the Splinterlands. An ancient prophecy foretells of a hero who will reunite the Splinters against the Greater Enemy, saving the world from a near inevitable doom.

Gods Unchained

Gods Unchained is an Ethereum-based player-vs-player DApp game that is said to be similar to online digital collectible card game Hearthstone. Players can buy, collect, and trade ERC721-standard cards, the transactions of which are secured through smart contracts. In battles, players can use creatures, spells, weapons, or special God cards to reduce the life of their opponent to zero.


Relentless (previously named Zombie Battleground) is a zombie-themed trading card game built on top of the Loom network and made available for both mobile and desktop devices. It is a free-to-play game, meaning players do not have to spend to join and win battles.

The game follows the story of humans using zombies for manual labor and personal entertainment after surviving the zombie apocalypse. Zombie trainers pit their creatures to those of other players in a battleground. Each zombie hero are equipped with one of six elements: fire, water, life, toxic, air, and earth.