Now and then we get a comment in our inbox. "How exactly are you similar to monopoly?" or " You know monopoly is a board game, and Bitcoin Wars is a card game."
There are two ways of approaching these questions, and I will try to answer them both.
One, we are a startup co., and we are on a limited budget.
Watching Shark Tank, Kevin O'Leary always comments on how the "toy" industry is the toughest market to try and break into. Quote: "It's savage, it's ruthless".
It is, it's both savage and ruthless but it's also a lot of fun. It brings out the best in us, we feel like kids again, only now we can actually create something for real.
So sure, we are using the similarities to the Monopoly card game as a reference to get people to understand what we are trying to "sell" with our game and to get some eyeballs. There are no hats, no cars or puppies, no jails, no hotels in our game, but if you like winning by accumulating wealth ( in our case Bitcoins ) by using your wits and brains in a game that is set in a crypto eco-system, then you will most definitely fall in love with Bitcoin Wars.
Maybe it bares more similarities with UNO in terms of gameplay design, and you wouldn't be wrong in pointing that out, but the vision and the overarching theme we always had in mind was more in lines with MONOPOLY rather than UNO.
“It is a practical demonstration of the present system of coin-grabbing”. The main object is the same as the human race, in general, seems to have, the accumulation of wealth.”
The quote was taken from the inventor of Monopoly, Lizzy Magie, we just swapped "land for coin", so at its core, the Bitcoin Wars aims to follow a similar formula. Sure, unlike Monopoly, Bitcoin Wars is not "a game of life", you are not going to jail or be set free if you pay $50 that you just borrowed from a friend. You don't buy hotels or rent out properties that you own.
But what you can do is experience the ups and downs of owning Bitcoin. Feel what it's like to win and lose riches trading Bitcoin.
At the end, who knows what Bitcoin Wars will or may become, it's all up to the players. We wish it could serve as a foundation for understanding the basics of owning and buying Bitcoin in this current state of the market.
Will the game evolve? We hope so, if we build a community of players who believe in what we are doing we will most definitely expand the universe that we are trying to build while keeping up with the evolution of crypto.