What Is ICE Poker Challenge Mode?

What Is ICE Poker Challenge Mode?

Play free poker in the Metaverse and earn rewards—all the fun of poker, without the downside.

In Challenge Mode, you receive free chips each day and you can complete daily challenges to earn rewards. Anyone can play and have a fun experience regardless of skill level.

Come join players worldwide for a fun and unique social poker experience.

Keep reading to learn about Challenge Mode, how to earn rewards, and how you can start playing.

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What Is Challenge Mode?

To play Challenge Mode, you’ll need an ICE Poker All Access wearable.

You can earn a wearable from playing, buy a wearable from OpenSea, or join an ICE Poker team to borrow one and start playing for free. We’ll walk you through the process later in this article.

Format Details

  • 3 player minimum
  • Max buy-in = 1,000 chips
  • Small blind = 10 chips
  • Big blind = 20 chips


You receive a set amount of free chips based on your All Access wearable’s rank and how many wearables you equip. All players’ chip balances reset daily at 00:00 UTC.

Note: Chips are non-transferable tokens that hold no value other than to play ICE Poker with.

Base Chips

Equipping one wearable gives you:

  • Rank 1: 1,400 chips
  • Rank 2: 1,500 chips
  • Rank 3: 1,600 chips
  • Rank 4: 1,700 chips
  • Rank 5: 1,800 chips

Additional Chips

Equipping additional wearables adds more chips based on it’s rank:

  • Rank 1: 400 chips
  • Rank 2: 500 chips
  • Rank 3: 600 chips
  • Rank 4: 700 chips
  • Rank 5: 800 chips
# of WearablesRank 1Rank 2Rank 3Rank 4Rank 5
5 (Max)3,0003,5004,0004,5005,000

Daily Challenges

Each day, you’ll have four daily challenges you can complete to earn rewards and XP.

Challenge TypeReward
Check-in5 $ICE or Banked ICE
Easy12 $ICE or Banked ICE
Medium25 $ICE or Banked ICE
Hard38 $ICE or Banked ICE

Challenge Types

You’ll be randomly assigned one of the easy, medium, and hard challenges below Challenges reset daily at 00:00 UTC.


Winning your first hand.

Easy Challenges

  • See the flop X times
  • See the turn X times
  • See the river X times

Medium Challenges

  • Win the hand X times
  • Gert a pair X times
  • Get a two pair X times

Hard Challenges

  • Get a three of a kind X times
  • Get a straight X times
  • Get a flush X times
  • Get a full house X times


Rewards are paid out daily at 00:00 UTC and can be viewed on the DG Account page.

The type of rewards you earn depends on whether you own a wearable or are borrowing one:

  • If you own a wearable, you can choose to earn $ICE or Banked ICE.
  • If you’re borrowing a wearable, you’ll earn Banked ICE.

$ICE is an in-game currency you can use $ICE to upgrade wearables, buy Shine to enter tournaments, or trade for other tokens.

Banked ICE is used to redeem prizes such as discounted All Access wearables, Arcade wearables, and Shine. To learn more, check out our Banked ICE guide.

Reward Bonuses

You can increase your daily rewards based on your wearable’s ICE bonus, number of wearables equipped, and your daily leaderboard ranking.

ICE Bonus

Equipping a higher-ranked wearable increases your daily rewards.

Based on the rank, wearables have an ICE bonus within the following ranges.

Wearable RankICE Bonus Range
1+1 to 7%
2+8 to 15%
3+16 to 24%
4+25 to 34%
5 (Max)+35 to 45%

Upgrading wearables require XP, $DG, and $ICE. To upgrade, visit the DG Account page.

Need help buying $ICE? Check out our How to Buy ICE guide.

Wearable Multiplier

You also receive a wearable multiplier based on the number of wearables you equip while playing.

# of Wearables EquippedReward Multiplier
5 (Max)1.8x

Daily Leaderboard

Lastly, you receive a performance multiplier based on your daily net chips leaderboard ranking at the end of each day.

Net Chips = Current Chips – Starting Chips

This performance multiplier increases or reduces your total rewards at the end of each day.

Leaderboard PercentilePerformance Multiplier
0 to 5%1.5x
6 to 10%1.35x
11 to 15%1.3x
16 to 20%1.25x
21 to 25%1.2x
26 to 30%1.15x
31 to 35%1.1x
36 to 40%1.05x
41 to 45%1x
46 to 50%0.95x
51 to 55%0.85x
56 to 60%0.75x
61 to 65%0.6x
66 to 70%0.45x
71 to 75%0.3x
76 to 80%0.15x
81 to 85%0.05x
86 to 90%0.03x
91 to 95%0.03x
96 to 100%0.03x

Rewards Example

Let’s walk through an example of your rewards if you completed all daily challenges, equipped three wearables, and ranked in the top 5% percentile on the daily leaderboard.

  • Daily Challenges: Completing all daily challenges earns you 153 $ICE.
  • Wearable Bonus: You play with three wearables with the following ICE bonuses: +24%, +34%, 45%. The three wearables equal a total +103% ICE bonus.
  • Wearable Multiplier: Equipping three wearables give you a 1.4x wearable multiplier.
  • Daily Leaderboard Multiplier: Placing in the top 5% percentile on the leaderboard gives you a 1.5x performance multiplier at the end of the day.

Total Rewards

(153 $ICE) * (103% wearable ICE bonus) * (1.4x wearable multiplier) = 434 base $ICE or Banked ICE

(434 base $ICE) * (1.5x performance multiplier) = 651 total $ICE or Banked ICE


While playing, you can earn points to level up and earn chests.

In Challenge Mode, you earn points by winning hands and completing your daily challenges.

  • Easy challenge: 40 points
  • Medium challenge: 100 points
  • Hard challenge: 200 points
  • Win a hand: 10 points (max. 30 hands per day)
  • Net chips: 0.1 point per net chip (max. 5,000 net chips)

Learn more about levels and chests.

How to Start Playing

Ready to hit the tables? Here’s how to start playing.

Step 1: Get an All Access wearable. You can get one by buying one, borrowing one, or earning one. To learn more, check out our How to Get an ICE Poker Wearable guide.

Step 2: Once you have a wearable, hop into the Stronghold to start playing.

Learn More

Want to learn more about ICE Poker? Check out our Ultimate ICE Poker Beginner’s Guide.

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