A strategic card game on blockchain: it makes more sense than you’d initially think.

A strategic card game on blockchain: it makes more sense than you’d initially think.

By Allen Walters | Publish0x posts | 2 Nov 2019


Coase, a gaming company by Kathleen Breitman, Zvi Mowshowitz, Brian David-Marshall, and Alan Comer, will build a digital collectible card game on the Tezos blockchain. The name of the game is still to be decided, but more details are emerging on the specifics of the game and why it will be interesting for people in crypto too. 

Why for crypto enthusiasts? I’ll keep this one short: it will run on the Tezos blockchain, and there will be a marketplace to auction, trade and even rent cards valued in XTZ.

The game itself is a very exiting groundbreaking development, especially because it will be all digital, mobile friendly, watchable, competitive, registered on-chain with the possibility to make earnings.

High prospects of this becoming a fun, high quality gameplay:

First and foremost, the game itself should be well constructed. This first point is expected to be reached if we look at 3 of the core members of the team with a very impressive resume in the gaming scene: 

Zvi Mowshowitz: Is a former professional Magic: The Gathering player, as well as a member of their Hall of Fame. In addition to his accolades as a participant, he has also held R&D and consulting positions in a variety of games in the collectible card game industry. He most recently worked at Jane Street Capital.”

 Brian David-Marshall: Chief Creative Officer, is a former comic book and gaming executive who has been involved in the commercial deployment of digitized card games since 2005. Brian has a twenty year career in creating unique characters, building assets for established franchises, and integrating them with game brands.”

Alan Comer: Chief Technical Officer, built AI and rules engines for popular franchises like Pokémon and Magic: The Gathering online edition. He has over 20 years of experience building rules engines and digital card games. He most recently worked at Valve Games, one of the most successful gaming companies in the US.”

Card value:

As with most card games, you can buy playing cards. “Cards in a Coase CCG are auctioned off using a multi-lot, single price, increasing bid auction with a token bonding curve implemented as a smart contract on a blockchain.” The number of specific cards will be limited. So the value is tied to it’s scarcity. Besides scarcity, usability will determine its value. Nothing new here, but the cards of the game developed by Coase, will be registered on the blockchain. And doing so, extra info of its accomplishments will be registered too. Certain milestones can be reached which will unlock options, modifications and premium levels. So playing will also increase its value. 

Easy accessible and low threshold to learn the gameplay:

One of the objectives is to make it more watchable, which will make it not only more accessible and easier to learn, but it will also make contests and tournaments way more interesting. Besides that, the game will be mobile friendly.

Tezos governance model applied:

Lastly, the Tezos governance model will be applied here too, where “Players will be given a voice in community decisions based on a combination of what they own and what they have accomplished, as appropriate to the current decision.” 

Enormous growth potential for a gamers community

All these things, the game itself, the fact you can earn value by playing the game, making a name in the gamer community, and being included in the governance of the game, all these things together can ignite an enormous growth in size and engagement of the games community. If the game itself is any good, the stars are aligned towards something like we have not seen before. This could very well bring card games to a whole new level. 


Allen Walters
Allen Walters

Fascinated by blockchain and future proofing cryptocurrency. Discover the tech before it gets relevant. Twitter: @IgnoranceIt


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