Last year, when the non-fungible token (NFT) industry was booming, 137-year-old playing card maker Bicycle issued NFTs called Genesis Collection and in June Bicycle bought Bored Ape Yacht Club #1 227. Bicycle and parent company Cartamundi Group announced on Tuesday that the playing card company plans to release a classic Bicycle card game featuring the company’s Bored Ape.
Bicycle plans to create a bored monkey-themed playing card game and physics game for the Genesis collection
The company that started making playing cards in 1885, Bicycle, plans to release a new deck of playing cards that includes one of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFTs. Bitcoin.com News reported that Bicycle got into NFTs with the Genesis Collection, a compilation of futuristic playing cards created by artist Adrian Valenzuela. While the Genesis collection was sold out, Bicycle revealed on Tuesday that people could still pick up the main Genesis collection.
Bicycle also plans to release a physical collectible game centered around the Genesis collection that will be distributed to NFT owners. In June, Bicycle bought BAYC #1,227an NFT sold to the company for 103 ETH. Ethereum (ETH) at the time, was trading hands for $1,858 a coin on June 6, 2022, the day it was purchased. 103 ETH today is valued at $135,000 and the current high bid for BAYC #1,227 today, according to Opensea, is 73.85 ether or $96,550.
“Bored Ape #1227 will also be featured on a classic Bicycle card game launching next year,” the company explained during the announcement. “The game will feature the brand new NFT in a fun and playful royal monkey themed game. The inaugural card game will continue the journey within the Bored Ape Yacht Club community. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks. »
Bicycle clarified that this week the company is celebrating its purchase of BAYC from Artcade, an NFT gallery located on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. Genesis Collection and Bicycle Ape brand themed merchandise will be available at the event. “We see communities like the Bored Ape Yacht Club as the heart and soul of Web3. Cycling is all about connecting in a fun way, and Web3 opens up new ways for us to interact and co-create with communities,” Cartamundi Group Director Tricia Bouras said on Tuesday.
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