A trading card game inspired by games like Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone, and built on the Hive blockchain, Splinterlands players trade, buy or sell collectible cards, with the goal of fighting against monsters and earning in-game rewards. The game consists of different factions, known as "splinters," which the trading cards fall into. There are seven stats that players on Splinterlands have: speed, armour, mana, and types of attack, including ranged, magic and melee. Gameplay include quests, ranked play and tournaments. Splinterlands is built on the Hive blockchain — a web 3.0 blockchain that provides lightning-fast processing speed and fee-less transactions, ideal for blockchain games. The game's DAO governance token is Splintershards (SPS), a BEP-20 token on the Binance Smart Chain, giving players the chance to influence decisions regarding the game and ecosystem.
As of Oct. 31, 2021, Splinterlands has over 478K daily active users, according to DappRadar, making it the highest ranked gaming DApp and second highest overall, behind PancakeSwap, in terms of the number of users.