3 Examples of Revolutionized, Old School Games

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years, you have likely heard about play-to-earn gaming. For the first time in history, the average player is able to earn (sometimes substantial) financial rewards for playing their favorite games. Blockchain technology is being used to breathe a new lease of life into some old school classics, which is certainly an exciting prospect for gamers who are looking for that sense of nostalgia with a modern twist. 

1. Chess

As a game, chess is about as classic as they come. Estimated to have been invented around the 6th century AD, chess has gone on to become one of the most widely played games in history. As it turns out, there are several developers that are introducing blockchain technology into the chess scene, such as Chess Champs.. 

The image above represents the NFT named White King #299, which has a current value of around $450. These pieces are officially recognized by the International Chess Federation which is the main governing body that oversees all international chess competitions. Players can collect and trade digital moment collectibles, which are taken from real world games between Grandmasters and minted onto the blockchain. 

2. Collectible Card Games

Since Magic: The Gathering was first released in 1993, collectible card games have become one of the most popular gaming branches in the world. From all-time classics such Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh!, to newer titles like Hearthstone, collectible card games are as popular as ever. 

Thanks to blockchain technology, players are actually able to own their cards, even if the game is purely digital. This allows them to buy, sell, and trade cards, which even makes it possible for people to earn a full-time living, just as long as they have got the requisite skills. A good example of an NFT collectible card game is Gods Unchained, which is by far the most popular on the blockchain at the time of writing.

3. Solitaire

Solitaire is one of the oldest card games around. Since its inception back in the 18th century, many variations have been created, such as Pyramid, Yukon, and FreeCell Solitaire and Klondike Solitaire.

Currently, there are a few projects in development that look set to revolutionize the game by bringing it onto the blockchain. Solitaire NFTs, for example, is setting up to launch a 54 (52 + 2 Jokers) unique playing card game that is built on the Solana network where players will be able to own and trade collectible cards while playing this old school classic.

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