Caveworld: How it Works

6 min readJan 19, 2022


The Ultimate Play-to-Earn NFT Battle Game

Originally built for The Crypto Cavemen Club, and now expanding to the entire gaming community, Caveworld is a new and exciting metaverse opportunity where players can explore, battle, level-up, and earn rewards along the way. The more you play, the more you earn! Here is a comprehensive overview of what Caveworld is, how it works, and how you can participate.

Game Access

Free-to-Play (No Rewards)

After creating a free profile, players can log into Caveworld and battle others around the globe. Although incredibly fun and entertaining, this mode does not include most aspects of the Play-to-Earn model, and will not provide rewards tied to the real in-game economy.

Play-to-Earn Pass

Players who have a profile can unlock the play-to-earn mode by paying for a game pass. This will not be an NFT, and will not provide as many benefits as those who utilize NFTs for their profiles, but will give players access to some of the play-to-earn benefits.

Partner NFT Holder

As an owner of one of our many NFT partner projects (to be announced), players in this mode can live out their play-to-earn dreams and battle for many of the rewards that Caveworld has to offer.

Crypto Cavemen NFT Holder

The most prestigious mode, available only to Caveman holders, provides all of the above incentives, but also gives the option for players to form a “team” of other friends/players, where Cavemen can collect rewards based off the success and devotion of others. Not to mention, the more special, and higher ranked, your Caveman, the more rewards they will be able to earn!

Game Elements

What is a Caveman?

Born thousands of years ago, and brought back to life in September 2021, the Crypto Cavemen Club consists of 8,888 unique Solana NFTs. Although not required for basic game-play, owning a Caveman is your ticket to receiving all the rewards and benefits inside Caveworld.

What is $CAVE coin?

As the most prehistoric currency on earth, Cavemen use $CAVE coins for every transaction inside Caveworld. Whether you’re buying or selling a rare item, purchasing a chest-box, crafting a legendary weapon, or simply looking to benefit from the growth of Caveworld, $CAVE is the solution.

What is Experience (XP)?

Earned during battle and training, XP builds up to level-up a Caveman. The higher the level a player is, the more XP it takes to move to the next level. For example, you must earn 50 XP to become a level 1 fighter, but must earn 1500 XP to advance from level 29 to 30. Although a challenging feat to make it to the top, fighters with the best strategies and items will have no problem at all!

What are Ability Points?

Ability points are given to players when they level-up. These points can be spent on the Ability Tree, which contains unique muscles, brains, and moves skills for players to enhance their gameplay. Each caveman has an ability tree for each type, based on their class. For example, a player leveling up from level 5 to level 6 will receive 1 ability point. This point can be used to upgrade or unlock a brand new ability, like the “Headshot”!

What are Consumables?

Consumables, like potions, are single-use items that are utilized by Cavemen before a battle. These unique power-ups provide increased abilities, bonuses, or buffs. For example, attack speed, healing, damage, and defense, can all be increased or decreased with various consumables! But, be mindful, because each one has a different duration, depending on its rarity!

What are Weapons?

Weapons can be equipped by Cavemen for use during battle. Ranged weapons, like slingshots and bows, allow you to do damage while keeping your distance, and melee weapons, like spears and swords, put your Caveman in the center of combat. Each weapon’s rarity [common, uncommon, rare, epic, legendary] decides how strong and what effect they have on your opponent. If players want to upgrade their existing weapons, they must craft by combining multiple weapons and CAVE coins. Crafting, purchasing, and drops during the game are the main ways to obtain weapons!

What are Items?

Items include body armors, helmets, footwear, and shields. On top of having various rarities and effects, each individual item is part of an Item Set, which contains four different items [helmet, shield, armor, footwear] of the same material. Unlike weapons, players will never start playing Caveworld with armor and instead must build their skills to acquire the most prestigious of sets. Lastly, if a caveman manages to equip a complete set, they receive an armor bonus as well!

A Triceratops Set: Containing a Skull Helmet and a bone-made shield, chest-plate, and shin guards.

Game Mechanics

The core game revolves around a PVP (player-versus-player) battle inside an epic Caveman arena. In this main mode, called “Arena Battles”, Cavemen challenge each other to solve their differences and fight one on one, in front of the whole caveworld community, and the king himself!

Other modes will be available as well, such as wager battles, exploration, and events. However, these modes will come after the initial release of Caveworld.


In order to play the game, profiles that do NOT own a Crypto Cavemen, and have instead acquired a Game Pass or partner NFT, will have to join a tribe. These tribes can only be created by Cavemen NFT holders, also referred to as chiefs. There will be rewards distributed to tribes, depending on their activity and win rates, as well as their rank amongst other tribes. Additionally, the chief will be able to decide how the rewards get split among all members, and depending on a tribe chief’s ranking and strength, members will also receive small benefits/bonuses from them.

The Battle Arena

The Arena is the ultimate battleground where Cavemen will battle! It is the old-fashioned way for cavemen to solve their differences, and we are bringing it to the metaverse! For Play-to-Earn profiles, each Caveman can challenge other Cavemen 3 times per day, and can be challenged another 3 times.

Matching: Battle opponents will be assigned by an algorithm that matches two fighters with similar total values. Once you are matched with another Caveman, both players will have a short period of time to prepare for battle. Both players can also view some information about their opponent, including their class and levels.

Preparation: In this short period of time prior to battle, both players will have the opportunity to equip their Caveman with weapons and items that will be the most beneficial for the battle. Additionally, it’s during this preparation, that players can utilize their consumables and hire pets to help fight their opponent.

Battle: During the battle, players will be able to control their movement and trigger some effects from their abilities. However, attacks are automated, and many ability effects will take place passively. This happens thanks to the RNG mechanics inside the game, which guarantee random, fair, and balanced fights.

Outcome: The battle ends when a Caveman has reached 0 Hit Points, meaning they lost the battle. Both Cavemen receive experience points, but the winner will gain more, helping them get closer to leveling up. Additionally, winners have a small chance of receiving a valuable asset drop, instantly!

Exploration Mode

Instead of actively fighting in the Battle Arena, players have an alternative way of passively participating in Caveworld. In Exploration Mode, you can keep your Caveman occupied by locking/staking him, and sending him to explore! Cavemen will return from their explorations with various rewards, which players can use or sell. In summary, this allows you to farm your Caveman, and keep him from fighting during a period of time. Each exploration opportunity will happen in different areas and will be open for a limited amount of time. We aim for new explorations to be available quite often!

Join the Community

As the Caveworld website gets finalized, and the game continues development, join our Discord community to interact with future players and holders ( For information on how to purchase a Crypto Caveman NFT, or how to purchase CAVE coin, visit our Linktree (!





A Play-to-Earn project built for true gamers. Built by the Crypto Cavemen Club on Solana.