CHANNEL UP: A Bitcoin Lightning Game

CHANNEL UP: A Bitcoin Lightning Game

Regular price $60.00 Sale price$47.40

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A Bitcoin Lightning Game

Based on the Bitcoin Layer 2 Lightning network, players compete to be the first to buy 2 pizzas with bitcoin to win.  Before they can buy pizzas, however, they first must open and close channels, balance their inbound-outbound liquidity, and route payments to earn Satoshis (fractions of bitcoin).  There are also griefing attacks, Layer 1 transaction fees, down nodes and watchtowers!  

Note this item is on pre-sale until the product is in stock.  The estimated time for these games to be on-hand and ready to fulfill is July, 2024.  The artwork has not been finalized and may not appear as is shown here.

  • Simple rules but a challenging strategic game
  • Mechanics based on Layer 2 Lightning
  • 15 minutes to learn
  • 45 minutes to play




"The best Bitcoin game I've played! It's a fun game on its own, but the Bitcoin parallels make it an excellent teaching tool too!"

HODL UP Player

"HODL UP is the best Bitcoin game EVER!"

Matt O'Dell
Host, Citadel Dispatch

"HODL UP is a fun game. Almost as easy as playing Uno. Cool thing is that... it is all based on crypto-currency. Playing enabled my children and me to learn as we mined coins! Its accessible gameplay makes it both a family-friendly game and an educational experience. Highly recommend!"

S.E. Lindberg
Creator of Dyscrasia Fiction & Managing Editor at Black Gate

"Loved playing this game! Super fun intro to the fundamentals!"

HODL UP Player

"I was so excited to learn that Scott and his family created a Bitcoin-themed board game. I played it once and I was hooked: I had to buy a copy of my own (using the Lightning network, of course). This game brings into focus many of the key concepts and features of the Bitcoin network and prompts important questions and discussions with folks who have not yet been orange-pilled. Meanwhile, we are all playing a well-balanced and fun board game!"

HODL UP Player

“This game is REALLY fun.  … I was so impressed with the game theory he used in building this game – Bravo sir!”  

Preston Pysh
The Investor’s Podcast Network