Overview of Game Mechanics


This overview is designed to help you grasp the fundamental mechanics of ZooDAO, ensuring a clear understanding and an enjoyable experience. You can think of ZooDAO as a really fun way to save money. Your NFTs, should you choose to stake one, just add a personal touch to your savings, allowing you to Battle representatives from other communities and projects for their yield returns. ZooDAO's Battles are not games like Tekken or Street Fighter where constant interaction is required, once you have optionally staked NFT(s), voted on NFT(s), and optionally Boosted their votes, you will never have to interact with the dApp again other than to claim winnings or withdraw your assets. It is a passive game that you can continually benefit from after your initial actions with no further effort required.

Key Concepts

  1. 1.
    NFT Staking:
    • Users can stake eligible NFTs.
    • Staked NFTs participate in Battles, earning rewards and competing against other staked NFTs.
  2. 2.
    Voting System:
    • Users vote for their favorite or chosen NFTs in Battles.
    • Votes influence the outcome of Battles, and the amount of yield users generate.
  3. 3.
    • An optional feature where users can boost their chosen Voted NFTs' chances in Battles by staking ZOO-ETH LP tokens.
    • Boosting is capped to maintain fair competition and avoid pay-to-win scenarios.
  4. 4.
    • NFTs are categorized into different Leagues based on their total number of Votes.
    • Higher Leagues offer greater rewards and tougher competition.
  5. 5.
    Pairing and Battles:
    • NFTs are paired for one-on-one Battles in each League.
    • Pairings can be automatic or manually set by users, except in the Wooden League, which requires manual pairing.
  6. 6.
    Reward Distribution:
    • Winners of Battles earn rewards, which are a combination of staking yields and a portion from the losing side.
    • Rewards vary based on League, Battle outcomes, and user participation.

How It Works: Step-by-Step

There are 5 Stages to ZooDAO, with different actions corresponding to each stage.
You do not need an NFT to participate in ZooDAO, NFT Voters get the lion's share of Battle rewards.
  1. 1.
    Stake an NFT (Optional): Choose and stake your eligible NFT in Stage 1.
  2. 2.
    Vote: Cast your votes (staked crypto liquidity) on the NFTs you support in Battles.
  3. 3.
    Boost (Optional): Enhance your NFT's Battle chances by boosting your votes permanently with ZOO-ETH LP.
  4. 4.
    Monitor Pairings: Keep an eye on pairings and Battle progress in your League.
  5. 5.
    Claim Rewards: If your supported NFTs win, claim your rewards based on the outcome.


ZooDAO offers an engaging blend of NFT gaming, strategic voting, and reward mechanisms. By understanding these core mechanics, you can dive into the world of ZooDAO Battles with confidence, strategically stake your NFTs, cast influential votes, and possibly reap lucrative rewards. Welcome to the Zoo!