ICE Poker Challenge Mode is our free-to-play game mode: receive free chips to play each day and complete daily challenges to earn rewards.
Anyone can play and have a fun experience regardless of skill level.
- Poker beginner? Practice your skills and gain experience without the risk of losing.
- Seasoned player? Test out new strategies in a low-pressure environment.
Come join thousands of players from around the world in the virtual world of Decentraland for a unique immersive poker experience.
This article gives an overview of Challenge Mode, how to earn rewards, and how you can start playing.
About Challenge Mode
To play Challenge Mode, you’ll need an ICE Poker All Access wearable.
You can 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.
Challenge Mode 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 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.
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
Equipping additional wearables adds:
- Rank 1: 400 chips
- Rank 2: 500 chips
- Rank 3: 600 chips
- Rank 4: 700 chips
- Rank 5: 800 chips
|Wearables||Rank 1||Rank 2||Rank 3||Rank 4||Rank 5|
Each day, you’ll have four daily challenges you can complete to earn rewards and XP.
|Check-in||5 $ICE or Banked ICE||0|
|Easy||23 $ICE or Banked ICE||1|
|Medium||50 $ICE or Banked ICE||2|
|Hard||75 $ICE or Banked ICE||3|
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.
- See the flop X times
- See the turn X times
- See the river X times
- Win the hand X times
- Gert a pair X times
- Get a two pair X times
- 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’ll earn $ICE.
- If you’re borrowing a wearable, you’ll earn Banked ICE.
You can use Banked ICE to redeem prizes such as discounted All Access wearables, Tournament wearables, and Shine. To learn more, check out our Banked ICE article.
XP is used to upgrade your wearables to increase your rewards. We’ll cover upgrading wearables and reward bonuses in the next section.
You can increase your daily rewards based on your wearable’s ICE bonus, number of wearables equipped, and your daily leaderboard ranking.
Equipping a higher-ranked wearable increases your daily rewards.
Based on the rank, wearables have an ICE bonus within the following ranges.
|Wearable Rank||ICE 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.
You also receive a wearable multiplier based on the number of wearables you equip while playing.
|# of Wearables Equipped||Reward Multiplier|
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 Percentile||Performance Multiplier|
|0 to 5%||2x|
|6 to 10%||1.75x|
|11 to 15%||1.5x|
|16 to 20%||1.35x|
|21 to 25%||1.2x|
|26 to 30%||1.1x|
|31 to 35%||1.05x|
|36 to 40%||1x|
|41 to 45%||0.95x|
|46 to 50%||0.9x|
|51 to 55%||0.8x|
|56 to 60%||0.7x|
|61 to 65%||0.6x|
|66 to 70%||0.5x|
|71 to 75%||0.4x|
|76 to 80%||0.3x|
|81 to 85%||0.2x|
|86 to 90%||0.15x|
|91 to 95%||0.1x|
|96 to 100%||0.05x|
Let’s walk through an example of your rewards if you:
- Completed all daily challenges.
- Equipped three wearables.
- Ranked in the top 5% percentile on the daily leaderboard.
Completing all daily challenges earns you 153 $ICE.
You play with three wearables with the following ICE bonuses:
- Rank 3 Wearable = +24%
- Rank 4 Wearable = +34%
- Rank 5 Wearable = +45%
The three wearables give you a +103% ICE bonus.
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 2x performance multiplier at the end of the day.
(153 $ICE) * (103% wearable ICE bonus) * (1.4x wearable multiplier) = 434 base $ICE or Banked ICE
(434 base $ICE) * (2x performance multiplier) = 669 total $ICE or Banked ICE
How to Start Playing
Ready to hit the tables? You can start playing by buying a wearable or joining a team and playing for free.
Buying a Wearable
You can buy an All Access wearable from OpenSea, a secondary NFT marketplace.
Note: There’s a 2,500 $ICE activation cost after buying wearables from a secondary marketplace. To activate your wearable, visit the DG Account page.
Need help? Check out our video guide.
Joining a Team
You can start playing for free by joining an ICE Poker team and borrowing a wearable. To learn how to borrow a wearable, check out our blog post.
Head to Decentraland
Once have a wearable, you can hop into Decentraland to start playing.
See you at the tables 👋