Top 5 Play-to-Earn Games by

According to statistical data gathered by Statista, American men spend 2,88 hours a day playing video games while women play video games 1,51 hours per weekday on average. This shows us that gaming is a very popular pastime for most people. Most gamers buy their video games and play purely for the fun of them, getting nothing tangible in return, In fact, the value of both computer and console games only declines as new games are release on a daily basis.

In 2021 a new trend emerged, the concept of ‘play-to-earn’. This new way of gaming isn’t only popular in rich countries as gamers in third world countries earn a living playing play-to-earn games nowadays. These new types of games are on the blockchain and play an increasingly important role within the blockchain industry. By playing play-to-earn games a gamer can earn real money in the form of cryptocurrency.

In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 play-to-earn games which are taking the world by storm.

Axie Infinity

In 2021 the game ‘Axie Infinity’ started to break through. The play-to-earn game broke record after record and still is the most popular crypto game of the moment. The player will play the game with small monsters known as the Axies. In addition, it is also possible to buy the Axie Infinity token (AXS) from various cryptocurrency exchanges and brokers. These tokens are essential, as they allow you to buy all the attributes needed to play the play-to-earn game,

You can only play Axie Infinity if you have at least one monster. This monster is represent as an NFT or non-fungible token. You can buy an Axie Infinity NFT to play the game with or just purely as an investment to sell to another player, investor, or collector later on. It is also possible in the game to cross multiple Axies together to create a new stronger and unique monster or NFT.

Again, you have the possibility to play with this so-called evolved Axie or sell it to somebody else to collect funds in the form of cryptocurrency. In October 2021, an investor bought a single Axie Infinity monster or NFT for more than $8,000. The game has a loyal community and is active on social media channels like Twitter, Twitch, and Discord. In total, Axie Infinity is play by more than 200,000 players globally.  

The Sandbox

The Sandbox is a well-known name in the crypto world, it was one of the very first play-to-earn games. The game was already launched in 2011 but didn’t have any play-to-earn elements at that time. You enter the game in a kind of metaverse, a sort of 3d virtual world focused on the social connection between players,

It is possible for all players to add various elements to The Sandbox, but also to create their own games within The Sandbox metaverse. Various well-known companies and even artists have ventured with their digital selves into the virtual world of The Sandbox. Nowadays players can earn money in this virtual world, for example by selling plots of digital land.

In addition, it is possible to stake Sand (SAND) tokens and earn a passive income with this cryptocurrency. Staking involves ‘’locking up’’ a portion of your cryptocurrency for a certain period of time as a way to contribute to a blockchain network and receive rewards for validating transactions.

You can purchase Sand (SAND) tokens at cryptocurrency exchanges or brokers to get start with The Sandbox.

Plants vs Undead

Apart from Axie Infinity and The Sandbox, there are also some lesser-known play-to-earn games that are slowly getting more attention, including the popular Plants vs Undead game. This play-to-earn game can be seen as a battle between the undead and plants, but also against evil zombies.

The goal of the player is to optimally defend him- or herself against the enemies that lurk. In between, players also have to find the time to take care of their plants. A player can earn PVU tokens by playing Plants vs Undead which they can trade for other cryptocurrencies at cryptocurrency exchanges and brokers. The Plant vs Undead Discord group is growing steadily and already has more than half a million members. The PVU tokens are currently available at DeFi platforms like PanCakeSwap and SushiSwap.

Farmers World

Farm life has always been interesting to many people. Nowadays, you can start your own virtual farm in the Farmers World play-to-earn game! In this blockchain game, you have to start growing crops and of course, don’t forget to harvest on time. The player must have the necessary tools to do so like rakes, gloves, and watering cans, and those are the non-fungible tokens or NFTs that make real money come into play,

You can easily purchase the required NFTs on the Farmers World marketplace to get started with your own virtual farm. Note that the game is still being developed, so it doesn’t work optimally yet. Despite this, the game already has thousands of players globally and an IDO (Initial Dex Offering) has recently taken place. Farmers World is without a doubt one of the most interesting play-to-earn games of the moment and quite possibly here to stay.


Sorare is another top play-to-earn game that has been around for many years and is mainly popular among soccer fans. With Sorare, you can collect virtual soccer cards and create your own team. The player cards are, of course, NFTs and they can yield quite a lot of money when sold to investors willing to buy them.

You can buy the soccer cards required to assemble your team at NFT marketplaces like Opensea or earn them by playing Sorare. Sorare NFTs have been sold in the past for more than $200,000, which definitely shows the money-making potential of the game. It does help if you know a little about soccer and the qualities and personality traits of certain players as the results of the virtual soccer matches held between players are based on the real performance of the soccer players.