The Most Popular Top Crypto Games of 2021

Here are our picks for the best crypto play to earn games of 2021.

The blockchain gaming industry exploded in 2021. By offering gamers a medium through which to earn while playing games they love, blockchain games have shown the potential to transform the traditional gaming industry for the better.


In this list, we will appreciate the best of these blockchain games which have combined the ability to offer a rich gaming experience with the best opportunities for gamers to earn money. So, in no particular order, here are our picks for the best crypto play to earn games of 2021.

Battle of Guardian

Battle of Guardian is one of the fastest-growing blockchain games out there, as it does a phenomenal job of helping game lovers to appreciate the many different levels that metaverse games offer. This real-time multiplayer NFT game was developed using Unreal Engine and is based on the Solana blockchain.

In Battle of Guardian, players compete in multi-realm battles in virtual worlds for which players train their guardians to increase their chances of winning. The idea of multiple realms makes it possible for players to engage in an array of competitions and earn $BAGS – $FP while doing so.

Farmers World

Farmers World is one of the first farming games developed as an NFTs platform. Players can select various tools to grow crops for harvest in this simulated world. More interestingly, players can attack other farmers who are waiting for their harvest period. 

Players need to purchase at least one tool from the FarmersWorld Collection marketplace to enter this virtual world. Once they’re set up, players can farm GOLD and NFTs within Farmers World itself, and these can then be traded or sold for actual cash. It has since gone on to become one of the most played blockchain games today, with over 150,000 players.

Axie Infinity

At the height of the pandemic, Axie Infinity became extremely popular in the Philippines as it created an alternative means of earning for many, with some allegedly earning more from playing than from their regular day jobs. As a result, Axie Infinity now ranks as one of the most popular crypto games available, with over 2,800,000 daily active players.

Players need to acquire three Axies (monsters) to begin playing. Once their Axies have been raised and groomed, players earn rewards in the form of Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) and Smooth Love Potions (SLP) from these digital pets. AXS and SLP can also be bought, traded, and sold.

Splinterlands is one of the most popular tradable free-to-play card games. Players earn various rewards, in the form of both in-game cards and SPS tokens, by winning card games against other players. In addition, players can participate in quests, a ranked mode, and compete in tournaments for opportunities to earn even more.

The game is inspired by Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone and is built on the Hive blockchain. Splinterlands has become the most played crypto game on the market and is now the second most used dApp.


CryptoBlades is an RPG in which users earn SKILL tokens by defeating enemies, raiding with friends, and staking gains. SKILL tokens can be used to purchase upgrades, to level  your characters up, or simply sold. 

In 2021, as crypto games gained in popularity, CryptoBlades became one of the leading role-playing blockchain games. The game’s unique characters and game modes have made it a favorite among gamers looking to earn in blockchain games.

Crazy Defense Heroes

Crazy Defense Heroes is a free-to-play, play-to-earn tower defense mobile game. Players develop their own towers to defend and attack other players, earning rewards for their conquests. 

Players can earn TOWER tokens simply by playing the game. In 2021, Crazy Defense Heroes grew to become the most played game built on the Ethereum and Polygon blockchains.


This property trading game became the biggest dApp on the EOS blockchain in 2021. Upland is also the fourth most played among all crypto games in 2021 due largely to the fact that the metaverse game offers real-world addresses, making it feel more realistic and immersive.

Players can buy, sell, and trade virtual properties mapped to real addresses in Upland, and can also sell these properties via the Upland metaverse.

Why You Should Care?

By creating a play-to-earn model, blockchain games are becoming increasingly popular among gamers. This incentivized gaming model has been tipped to replace the traditional gaming industry in which gamers play for fun but with no return.

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Milko Trajcevski

Milko Trajcevski is a DailyCoin news reporter, mainly focused on Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), and their founders (Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson). Milko is an avid follower of crypto and blockchain technology and has written thousands of articles on the subjects. He finds joy in transforming complex issues into written content that anyone can understand. Milko has used and analyzed numerous exchanges, such as Coinbase, FTX, and Binance. He also closely follows all of the latest news around the largest decentralized exchanges (DEXs). Location: Skopje, Macedonia