What is Crabada and their CRA token?

what is crabada and their cra token?

The hermit battling crabs giving you rewards in CRA tokens

Crabada is an idle play-to-earn game on the Avalanche network. It’s set in an undersea world filled with fierce fighting hermit crabs called Crabada. Players are invited to breed, lend, rent, and battle crabs represented by on-chain NFTs to earn cryptocurrencies with real value.

The CRA token is Crabada’s main governance token. The coin’s total supply is 1,000,000,000 and players can earn it through gameplay or staking. You can see how CRA is distributed in the table further down the article.


Crabada Battle Demo

What is Crabada and how do you play it?

Crabada is a popular play-to-earn game on Avalanche, set in a world of hermit crabs called Crabada. Players can earn in-game currencies through mining, looting, breeding their crabs, or staking tokens. Crabada is known for its unique economic model which offers players plenty of way to earn rewards.

There are three main ways to play Crabada and earn CRA in the process: looting and mining missions, lending and hiring mercenary crabs, or simple combat. We’ll touch more on those below.

Tokens in Crabada

The Crabada ecosystem has three different tokens, each with its own use case. They are about CRA, TUS, and CRAM.

  • CRA is the governance token on the platform, which is rewarded via staking and playing the game during the incentive period.
  • In addition, there’s TUS, the in-game currency. Players earn TUS by mining, looting, and lending crabs via the tavern. 
  • Finally, CRAM is an amulet earned through staking CRA, which can be used for in-game perks and exclusive rewards.

CRA is distributed among different funds, ecosystems and users like:

CRA token distribution

And the vesting schedule looks like this:

CRA token vesting schedule

Earning TUS in Crabada

Using teams composed of three Crabada, players can play to earn the in-game currency, TUS. Additionally, 60,000,000 CRA are allotted as incentives for the idle game. These incentives lasted for two months and were distributed when the game first launched.

Crabs in action: earning TUS

Crabada assets can be deployed into the various mines of the undersea world. Players must first form a Mining Party, composed of three Crabadas. Next, players select a vacant mine and deploy their Mining Party. 

The Crabada then get to work and begin the process of mining treasure without any supervision required from players. By default, each Mining Expedition takes four hours and rewards vary from lootboxes to tokens.

Three Game modes

Looting and mining missions

Crabada can also be deployed to loot a mine that another Mining Party is occupying. Players must first form a Looting Party consisting of three Crabadas. Next, players select a mine that another player is mining and deploy their Looting Party. 

The Crabada will then begin engaging the Mining Party in combat. Each Looting Mission will take between one hour and two-and-a-half hours, depending on whether the Mining Party sends reinforcements to defend their mine.

Looting Missions are risky compared to mining, but the game rewards risk-taking with a small bounty, regardless of the mission’s results.

Lending and hiring mercenary crabs

Idle Crabada that are not mining or looting can still earn rewards by being deployed to the Tavern as mercenaries. This allows other short-staffed players to pay a fee to hire your Crabada as reinforcements. 

All Crabada are returned to the Tavern unharmed after a battle, regardless of the outcome. On the flip side, if a player needs reinforcements, they can hire a Crabada at a cost in TUS determined by the lender. The tavern charges a 10% fee. Notably, Crabs can only be employed as reinforcements for battle, not as part of a mining or Looting Party.

Tavern rewards


In Crabada, combat brings the most excitement. The Miner will act as the Defender and the Looter will act as the Attacker. The outcome of the battle is determined by the highest total combat attribute points of each team. To calculate your team’s combat potential, add together the Total Health, Defense, and Attack of the team.

The winning team earns rewards in the form of tokens.

What can you earn in Crabada?

The platform’s play guide outlines some potential rewards based on how much time a player spends on the game performing mining expeditions. During these expeditions, a player can complete three missions at a low level or six at a high level.

Mining expedition rewards

The chart below shows the rewards players can win for achieving victory in a looting expedition. Prizes double when you compete more often. Rewards for looting expeditions are a bit higher, but they come with more risk, so make sure you’re ready for the battle.

Looting mission rewards

Crabada’s NFT marketplace

In the native marketplace, players can browse through listings of Crabada to buy, and list their Crabada for sale. To sell, you need to create a listing with a specified asking price.

Buyers can purchase Crabada by spending TUS from their wallets. Notably, the native currency for marketplace transactions is TUS tokens, and sellers are charged a 3.85% fee on completion of a transaction.

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