Blockchain GameSay Cheves Games (sic) is making its debut on Kickstarter with “Blockchain: The Cryptocurrency Game”. According to its creators, this (allegedly) action-based card game has strategy, risk, and interactive play involving the most popular concepts associated with cryptocurrencies. Players mine, trade, and store coins to fill the cold storage section of their vaults while planning calculated risks and deceptive hacks that reflect real-world volatility and disruption.

As of January 25, this blockchain game will feature on Kickstarter with an early bird, three-day special of $39 plus shipping. The standard Kickstarter pledge for the Blockchain game with all stretch goals will be $49 plus shipping. The tabletop game is play-tested and press-ready with printing and international distribution partners ready for action. Recommended playing time for two to four players is roughly 30 to 60 minutes.

A blockchain game with similarities to the real world?

In this blockchain game, turns include phases where cards are mined from the deck. Players then perform special actions – such as trading, mining and chaining.

Coins trade, based on fluctuating exchange rates, before being stored in player vaults. They can also move from vulnerable wallets to secure cold storage.

The simple goal of collecting ten of each coin becomes – so its inventors say – ‘intriguingly complex, particularly through the instant use of hack cards’. Throughout the game, players apply both defensive and offensive strategies that (may) appeal to a wide audience.

What does it mean?

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and collectors may appreciate “Blockchain: The Cryptocurrency Game’s” altcoins, technology references and unpredictable devices. Whether these accurately reflect current market challenges almost does not matter.

For those who wish to pit their wits against the altcoin world without losing their shirts this may prove attractive. Equally it is quite possible, though as yet untested, that this cryptocurrency game may work as an almost ‘costless’ enterprise introduction to how and why the altcoin world is both seductive and dangerous, though it might be even better if it was online.

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Charles Brett
Charles Brett is a business/technology analyst consultant. His specialist areas include enterprise software, blockchain and enterprise mobility tech (including metering). Specific industry sectors of interest and experience include finance (especially systems supporting wholesale finance), telecommunications and energy. Charles has spoken at multiple industry conferences, has written for numerous publications (including the London Times and the Financial Times). He was the General Chair of the bi-annual High Performance Systems Workshop, 2005. In addition he is an author and novelist. His Technology books include: Making the Most of Mobility Vol I (eBook, 2012); Explaining iTunes, iPhones and iPads for Windows Users (eBook, 2011); 5 Axes of Business Application Integration (2004). His published novels, in the Corruption Series, include: The HolyPhone Confessional Crisis, Corruption’s Price: A Spanish Deceit and Virginity Despoiled. The fourth in The Corruption Series - Resurrection - has is now available. Charles has a B.A. and M.A in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He has lived or worked in Italy, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, California and New York, Spain, Israel, Estonia and Cyprus.

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