Cryptocurrency-based games are first and foremost good games, which have found the right audience at the right time. It's more than just giving people the opportunity to earn money by playing. NFTs will remain the key element of crypto-gaming for some time to come. One of the biggest sub-sectors of crypto right now is gaming. According to CoinMarketCap, 162 gaming-related cryptocurrencies now represent a total market capitalization of about $13 billion, up from $7.9 billion at the end of July and $3.6 billion in mid-June. The jump also shows how popular the combination of gaming and cryptocurrencies has become, with crypto-gaming attracting a growing number of fans, largely because it mixes one of the world's most popular pastimes with the opportunity to make money. However, industry players who spoke to Cryptonews.com say that crypto-games offer more than just the chance to win, players can earn a piece of the virtual world they play in and connect with others, among other things.