The Sandbox Game Beginner Guide: How to buy land in Sandbox Metaverse
The Sandbox Game:
Sandbox is an upcoming decentralized metaverse gaming platform built on the Ethereum network. Players can earn from F2P(Free2Play) and P2E(Play2Earn) experiences on Sandbox lands. The opportunities in the Sandbox metaverse are not only limited to gamers, but for creators and land owners. Gamers can earn SAND (native token) by playing on different experiences, creators can earn by creating voxel assets and land owners can monetize their land by creating experiences on their land while earning passive income.
This is a guide on how to buy your very first metaverse land on The Sandbox Game.
Lands are tokenized assets on the Sandbox game. Owners can build experiences on their land and monetize to create earning opportunities.
Total lands : 166464
One land : 96 x 96 meters
One meter : 32 x 32 x32 Voxels.
Token Standard: ERC-721
Voxels are the smallest size unit in The Sandbox Game or voxels can be defined as pixels of a 3D verse. Designers in the Sandbox use VoxEdit to create UGC(User Generated Content) and put it up for sale on Sandbox marketplace.
How to buy a land parcel:
Assets on Sandbox are NFTs, which are traded through blockchain. Since NFTs provide true digital ownership and it is on blockchain, trading them require a cryptocurrency wallet (Metamask). Funds required to buy assets are added to your wallet before buying any asset.
How to create
Step 1: Install Metamask
Android : Download
iOS : Download
Chrome Extension: Add
(If mobile apps fail to connect Sandbox site, download Kiwi Browser and use Chrome Extension.)
Step 2 : Create Account
Open Metamask and choose create a wallet.
Agree terms and conditions.
Create a strong password.
Write down the Secret Recovery Phrase in a safe place. Your unique phrase helps you to import your account to a new device or recover if you forget your password. Losing/exposing your Secret Recovery Phrase will put you at risk.
Confirm your Secret Recovery Phrase.
Your Metamask wallet is ready!
Sign in to Sandbox:
Sandbox lands are available on Sandbox’s official marketplace and Opensea marketplace. Buying assets require signing in with your wallet.
Step 1: Visit Sandbox.
Step 2: Create Account.
Step 3: Choose Metamask.
Step 4: Authorize connection on Metamask.
And you are Done!
How to add Funds:
- Buying lands from Sandbox marketplace require SAND + Gas Fee (In ETH).
- Premium lands are more expensive than normal lands.
- Premium land price: 4683 SAND.
(As of 02/05/2022)
(Premium lands are located near major partners or social hubs and draw more traffic due to its position on the map)
Major Sandbox Partners
- Buying lands from Opensea require ETH + Gas Fee(In ETH).
- Floor Price: 1.55 ETH
(As of 02/05/2022)
How to add SAND to wallet:
Go to the Sandbox site.
Click on the SAND icon.
Buy SAND from Binance and send it to your ERC-20 address.
How to add ETH to wallet:
Click on Buy.
Use Transak / MoonPay.
Buy ETH using Apple Pay / Visa Card.
Send ETH from Binance to Metamask.
(Always make sure the network is ERC-20 when sending SAND or ETH from Binance to Metamask.)
Exploring the Sandbox Map:
Go to Sandbox site:
Choose Map from the menu.
Yellow : Premium Lands for sale.
White : Lands for sale on Opensea.
Green : Lands acquired by other buyers.
Buyers can choose land from the map and bid offers to the current landowner or buy available lands from the Sandbox marketplace or Opensea.
Land owners can merge their 1×1 land to form larger estates.
A 6×6 Estate
Colours and respective land types.
Value of lands:
- Value of land is related to its position on the map.
- Value of land is related to its size, larger the size higher the value.
- Value of land is related to the experiences built on them.
How to buy a land:
Lands can be bought from the Sandbox marketplace or Opensea marketplace.
How to buy land from the Sandbox Marketplace:
Head over to Sandbox and find Market from the menu.
Choose Lands as NFT Type.
Choose desired Land.
Click Buy Now.
Confirm the notification received on Metamask and you are done!
How to buy land from Opensea:
Head over to the Sandbox map.
Tick “On Opensea” filter.
Choose from available lands.
Click on the price button and you’ll be redirected to Opensea.
Connect the wallet by clicking Next.
Click Buy Now.
Confirm request received on Metamask.
Yay! You have bought your first metaverse land.
As of now, accessing experiences are limited to a few lands. Experiences can be accessed from the Sandbox site through the Sandbox game client.
Game client for Windows and Mac are available on the site.
Play2Earn opportunities are limited to Alpha Season 2 pass holders. Players earned upto 1000 SAND during the season. Alpha Season 2 ended on March 31 2022.
Land owners can build experiences on their land or try out other experiences through the Sandbox game maker.
For your information:
- Always verify the collection before buying from Opensea.
- Use map to find lands with value.
- Buying lands require Gas Fee.
- The Sandbox Game is an upcoming metaverse platform.
- Never share your Secret Recovery Phrase.
- Cryptocurrencies are volatile, so does the land values.
- SAND is a governance token. Holders can train voting rights in specific proposals.
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