Steem Monsters is probably the most hyped app on the Steem blockchain. It aims to create an online trading card with card ownership and trading. The Alpha phase offered the first cards to buy which helped to boost the project and finance its development.
Yesterday I read the post of @steemmonsters that the alpha booster packs are selling out quickly and that only 10k packs were left. I was looking at Steem Monsters just recently and started to get the hype. The proof-of-ownership aspect of the trading card game is revolutinary and resulted in immediate success for the project even before they have a running game.
When I went to the Steem Monster Discord channel I saw that the available amount of packs had already because the buzzing community was giving constant updates. When the pack numbers went down I took my chance to buy 21 of the last available booster packs. Only minutes after I did that they were all sold out as some users like @themarkymark started to buy them in the thousands.
Immediately after packs sold out the speculation for unopened booster packs has begun. People started to offer their alpha boosters for $4, $6, $8, $10 and even $20 Dollars right away. What started as a concept idea for game ended up in creating about one million Dollars before the actual game is released. This is huge and is probably already more successful than the majority of all the games that were ever created. I don't have any numbers for that but the success speaks for itself.
Trading/Selling Booster Packs
At the moment it is not possible to trade booster packs via the decentralized markets on Steemmonsters.com or Peakmonsters.com. But we can send packs to other people as a "gift" and find private ways for making the trade, like a Steem transaction for example. I hope we will be able to do that directly from the Monster DEX soon as well. People are eager to get some of the last available cards from the alpha edition before the beta starts which should happen very soon.
The actual game will also come out soon and we all be able to play at the end of the month if things go according to plan. The players/investors are speculating on higher prices for all the alpha cards as soon as that happens and the demand for cards will grow to be able to play the game in the first place. Even common cards are bought massively if offered for good prices on the DEX because of that.
As the drop chances for good cards are very low and my 20 packs (I already opened one) will not give me good chances for nice drops, I have decided I will sell my booster packs and not open them. you can make me an offer but I think I want to see how the Steem Market market develops before I do that.
A few remaining Alpha packs on Kickstarter
If you want to get a few more of the last Alpha packs you can invest in the Steem Monsters Kickstarter campaign where the $25 (10 alpha packs) and the $800 (110 alpha packs) as well as the higher perks (all single cards from the alpha) are still available. But careful: The other perks have already Beta boosters packs as the early bird versions are sold out. You will also get some of the exclusive cards as well that only come with the Kickstarter. There is also a Fundition campaign (based on Steem) going on but all cards there are already Beta packs.
|$25 Kickstarter Perk||$800 Kickstarter Perk|
I think Steem Monsters has already achieved more than most other Steem platforms. They created a use-case outside of the normal content creation and use the high speed and zero transaction fees to create a stable system, unlike the infamous Cryptokitties that brought down the Ethereum network. Steem is able to manage that beautifully and Steem Monsters is onboarding new users with the account creation included in the $10 Starter packs and Kickstarer perks.
Steem Monsters has the potential to become a killer app for Steem which would be wild as it is so different to normal content creation projects. I have see a golden future for Steem Monsters and look forward to see this game come into fruition.
P.S. I have decided to make Steem Monsters one of the ten starting communities for the 1UP curation system and replace it for the planned 1UP community as we will be able to thrive via bounties and don't need extra support. But more about that in a future @steem-1up update. Please check out my 1UP Fundition campaign to help making it a reality. (10% beneficiary rewards of this post go towards my campaign.)