Welcome to the second edition of Splinterlands Rewind, in this series we will look back at some of the key moments in Splinterlands short but exciting history.
In our first installment of Splinterlands Rewind we took a look at the Open Sea auction that left one lucky Splinterlands player owning a Max Level Gold Foil Selenia Sky of the Alpha variant for just $2579 USD.
Today we will take a look at .....
The First KickStarter
When the first kickstarter took place the Splinterlands game was called Steemmonsters and the kickstarter itself managed to get 274 backers who pledged $88,171.
The first kickstarter offered Boosters and exclusive cards that would only be available via the kickstarter itself. The higher the pledge, the greater the rewards.
Multiple levels of entry were possible. Lets take a look at some of the packages that were offered in the FIRST Steemmonsters (Now called Splinterlands) Kickstarter.
Stats From The First Kickstarter
|Monster Gladiator Package: Starter pack, 10 booster packs, Dragon Whelping Runt Standard and Gold foil||$25|
|Monster Recruit Package: Starter pack, 25 booster packs, Dragon Whelping Runt Standard and Gold foil, Nen-Seni Standard, Royal Dragon Standard, and Shin-Lo Standard||$50|
|Monster Trainer Early Bird Package: Starter Pack, 110 Alpha Edition Packs, and the following cards in gold and standard foil- Dragon Whelping, Neb Seni, Royal Dragon Archer||$200|
|Monster Master Early Bird // $800 Monster Master Packages: Starter Pack, 110 alpha packs, standard & gold foil versions of all 4 promo cards||$600-$800|
Above only shows a brief description of some of the packages offered. To see the full list of packages that were available at the time of the first Kickstarter CLICK HERE.
Disclaimer: Total value reported above ($88,171) is the value raised from the Kickstarter site alone and does not include contributed amounts made outside of the Kickstarter website.
A Classic "Steemmonsters" Promo Video
A Deeper Look
Now lets take a look and see if the value of the packages offered in the first Kickstarter has held, grown or floundered. We will do this by taking the $25 package and break down what its worth in today's market.
|Kickstarter Item||Today's Value|
|10 Alpha Packs||$210|
|Gold Dragon Whelp||$6.49|
Today's total value of the $25 Kickstarter package is (Drum Roll) ....... $227 USD. No your eyes do not deceive you. That's a return of almost 10X. Alpha booster packs have been long out of print so the only way to purchase them is from a secondary seller and the cheapest that is currently (5/30/2020) available sells for $20.99 USD via the Steem-Engine exchange so getting 10 in a $25 Kickstarter package was a steal of a deal!
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What is Splinterlands?
Splinterlands (also known as Steemmonsters) is a digital card game created by @aggroed and @yabapmatt. Early game release has launched and prizes are already up for grabs. You can start playing or investing in Splinterlands today by clicking here.