Splinterlands Play to Earn Blockchain Gaming Episode 1



Splinterlands is a Play to Earn game that is really fun to play and let's you earn crypto currency and nfts for playing. There are many ways of making money in Splinterlands universe and this post is a first in the new weekly series I am starting on the Splinterlands ecosystem from the financial potential point of view.

Here are some of the ways of making money in the Splinterlands economy:

  1. Game Rewards - daily quests and season rewards
  2. Ranked Play DEC Rewards - crypto mining while playing
  3. Card Appreciation - nft-type rarity driven appreciation
  4. Card Rentals - renting out your cards for DEC daily
  5. Card Trading - buying and selling cards
  6. SPS Airdrops - getting daily airdrops of SPS based on your Splinterlands assets
  7. SPS Staking - in-game SPS staking
  8. SPS Appreciation - SPS as a longer term play
  9. Tournaments - winning SPS, DEC and other prises in tournaments
  10. Chaos Legion Packs - Presale and general sale opportunities

Today we are going to focus on Game Rewards. Splinterlands provides daily quest rewards and season rewards. The amount of daily rewards chests and monthly rewards chests depends on the league you are playing.

I typically play in Silver 2 in the begginning of a season and finish Gold 2, here re the number of rewards chests for Gold League:


You can look up the league rewards here: https://www.splintercards.com/leagues.html


Given all of this information you can make an estimate of how much you can earn in daily and season rewards. There is even a tool for estimation of the loot chest value: https://www.splintercards.com/tool-lootchest.html

According to this tool the value of the loot chest right now is 59 cents:

So let's see what I was actually been able to earn in rewards last season. My feeling is that I wasn't very lucky last season. Let's see if my feeling is correct. Here is the value estimate of the Season rewards:

Here is a summary of my last season performance and rewards:

Match Report


Stat #
Gold Rank 880
Rating 2768 - Gold II
Rating High 2823
Ratio (Win/Loss) 0.90 (251/279)
Tournament Ratio (Win/Loss+Draw) 2.57 (18/7/0)
Tournament Reward Placements 1/2
Longest Streak 8

Rewards Report

Standard Foil Cards
Rarity Quantity 🔥DEC🔥
Common 33 165
Rare 12 240
Epic 1 100
Legendary 0 0
Total Standard 46 505
Gold Foil Cards
Rarity Quantity 🔥DEC🔥
Common 2 250
Rare 0 0
Epic 0 0
Legendary 0 0
Total Gold 2 250

Loot Chests

Reward Chests Dailies Season Total 💲DEC💲
Legendary Potions 19 3 22 880
Alchemy Potions 12 1 13 650
DEC 582 81 - 663
CREDITS 0 0 - 0
UNTAMED Packs 0 0 0 0
Cards (Total) 34 14 48 755

So from this data we see that I earned 663 DEC in daily quests and season rewards with 81 DEC coming from Season loot chests and 582 DEC from daily quest. And here are the details of the cards I got from the season rewards:

This adds up to $4.14 in cards and $0.77 in DEC for the total rewards of $4.91 for the season at Gold 2 league. According to the table at Gold 2 you should expect $15.39 in season rewards. This totally validates my feelings for this season rewards I got less than a third of the expected season rewards. No wonder it didn't feel good :)

Now lets look at the daily rewards. Here are all of the daily quest rewards for the season each row represents a daily quest rewards cards:

Card values add up to $24.61 which is a total of $1.64 in card rewards per day. Total DEC from loot chests was 582 DEC or $5.55 or 37 cents per day.

So to summarize I got $30.12 in daily rewards and $4.91 in season rewards for the total of $35.03 this season. These are not very good numbers, I guess I wasn't very lucky last season.

Details on my daily card reward values:

Next let's count my total daily rewards chests:
I spent 8 days in Gold 2 Rewards: 7 * 8 = 56
I spent 5 days in Gold 3 Rewards: 6 * 5 = 30
I was 2 days in Silver 1 Rewards: 4 * 2 = 8

So my total rewards chest were 94 chests. Taking an estimated chest value of 59 cents we get: $55.46 and I got $30.12 in daily rewards, which means I was not lucky in daily rewards either!


Based on my gaming performance and cards you should expect $70.85 per season or $141.70 per month. My actual performance was $35.03 or $70.06 per month which is less than half of the expected rewards. Good thing that rewards are just one way of making money in Splinterlands and we are going to go over the details next week.

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