Mintopoly! is a free-to-play idle game... a crypto airdrop platform... and a collectible NFT art project all in one.
The Simulator Game – Every week, a new round of the Mintopoly simulator game begins where all players compete in our blockchain simulator to make the most coins (a fictitious in-game currency). At the end of the round, the player with the highest net worth wins a rare NFT Mintopoly! card (more on those in a minute). Rounds typically include other unique challenges and giveaways to earn NFT cards and crypto airdrops.
The Crypto Airdrop – The top players (typically X00) in each weekly round (for the first 50 weeks) receive an airdrop of the Mintopoly Money cryptocurrency in proportion to their share of all earnings in the game. The higher you rank, the more you earn. This is an all-new take on an airdrop – distributing the currency free of charge to those who play the game.
NFT Mintopoly Cards – We're minting a limited edition of 12,000 collectable NFT Mintopoly cards that each provide unique boosts inside the game to help you rank higher. These will be minted and dropped in small batches over the first 12+ months of Mintopoly! – and many will be given away as prizes to players.
Mintopoly is a simulated blockchain game where you compete on the global leaderboard to earn the most Coins before the round ends. You begin by purchasing one mining rig, and reinvesting its earnings into an empire of smart contracts, trading bots, and even your own exchanges! Here's a quick overview of how the game works:
Mintopoly! is completely free to play. All you need to get started is an ETH address and a browser-based wallet to login (ideally MetaMask). MetaMask is the most popular web wallet, used by CryptoKitties and thousands of other applications. It is available as a chrome extension (our recommended way to play) as well as iOS and Android apps. Because you login securely with your ETH address, you'll never need to set a username or password on Mintopoly [but always be sure to write down and save your wallet's seed phrase - your account cannot be recovered if you lose this.].
NOTE: Mintopoly Money is a real Ethereum-based cryptocurrency (see below) earned by playing Mintopoly. The Coins in game are the fictitious currency used exclusively within the game and reset each round.
You should also be aware of 3 unique gameplay factors that add more complexity & strategy to the game:
The staking pool is a unique feature that allows you to park your spare cash so that it can earn compound interest on every block. The interest might start out slow, but the power of compounding will quickly double! quadruple! octuple! your investment. It's an extremely powerful way to grow your net worth later in the round.
Hard forking is a "prestige" feature in Mintopoly that multiplies your earnings. It completely reboots your game (resetting your cash, net worth, and all investments back to 0). In return, the fork boosts the earnings of all investments for the rest of that round without raising the costs.
The amount of earnings boost received is tied to your net worth when you fork. For example, if forking when you have ₼1000 in net worth gives you a 40% boost, waiting until you have ₼2000 would boost earnings by 80%. It often pays to wait longer. Finding the optimal time to fork is a major key to victory among the top players.
You can fork as often as you'd like and the new bonus % adds on top of of existing forking bonuses, but be careful – each time you fork, it dramatically reduces the percentage boost of the next fork (i.e. if the first fork provides an earnings boost of netWorth * 4%, the next one may only provide netWorth * 0.4%) - use them wisely!
The most recent addition to the game is the Mintopoly News Network. During the round, multiple "news events" will happen within the Mintoverse that may affect some or all players. Events may cause you to gain or lose a portion of your staking balance or gain extra cash. They may temporarily alter the cost or earnings of one or more types of investments.
When an event occurs, the MNN will give you an alert within the game to explain what happened (if you were affected by the event). All past events can also be seen in the sidebar newsfeed. The Mintoverse is a dynamic place – always be ready to capitalize on the latest news!
Mintopoly! Cards are blockchain-based NFTs (technically, ERC1155 "Semi-Fungible" Tokens) at the heart of Mintopoly!.
Each card provides unique gameplay boosts – increasing earnings or decreasing cost of a certain investment, providing extra starting capital, providing extra earnings per block, even boosting total net worth.
Many cards also have a crucial second benefit – they reduce the cost of unlocking the investment tier they represent by 25% (35% for founder's cards) – providing crucial early access to these higher-level investments.
Most cards will be steadily minted in small editions of 20-30 each, but written into the smart contract are constraints that guarantee two facts: i) no card can have an edition size greater than 30 and ii) there can never be more than 12,000 of these base Mintopoly! cards minted in total – making them scarce and collectible.
Learn about Mintopoly Cards (including descriptions of each type) in our Mintopoly! card guide »
Every round of Mintopoly features prizes to top competitors. These prizes typically fall into two categories – token airdrops to the top X00 finishers and NFT cards to the outright winner and for completing secondary challenges.
Each round (for the first 50 rounds) features an airdrop of 1 million MM tokens to the top players (typically X00) in proportion to their share of earnings in the game. The higher you rank, the more you earn. This is an all-new take on an airdrop – distributing the currency free of charge to those who play the game. To view much more on the token, please see our official MM Token Guide.
The outright winner of each round (for the first 50 rounds) wins the ultra-rare Mintopolist NFT card that boosts all investments by 5%. Note that one player can only ever win one Mintopolist card - if a previous winner finishes at the top, the card goes to the next highest finisher.
In addition, most rounds feature "side comps" with 1-3 additional NFT cards up for grabs – such as having the most mining rigs and no hard forks during the round.
We've created a GitHub repo with the full distribution algorithm, airdrop tallies for each round, and transaction links for each distribution: https://github.com/mintopoly/mintopolyAirdrop