The PhotoGames History + Reboot 2021

It is 2021 and we are bringing back PhotoGames!

What are PhotoGames?

Fun, interactive, photographic games for the whole HIVE community.
"A little bit of sport and a whole lot of community"

WHAT ARE THE PHOTOGAMES 2018? The original Introduction


PhotoGames was created one evening in January 2018 by 3 photographers, @jarvie, @derekkind and @caseygrimley, while discussing blockchain posting ideas including how to get the photography community closer together. @Jarvie suggested doing an ongoing series of Photography Games every week.

Season One

The first season was a great success! It happened from February- March 2018 and had over 75 participants.

Season Two

The second season was a very fun and intense month long event in April 2018 with @jarvie, @caseygimley and @derekkind, and @gabyoraa leading the teams.

@jarvie then took over creating and judging the games with the help of @r00sj3 until October 2018.

Season Three

The start of Season 3 brings us to the present day.

The brother and sister duo of @jarvie and @sjarvie5 decided to "reboot" PhotoGames! With the increased capacity of Hive and the help of they created:

  • A PhotoGames Community
  • Community badges
  • PhotoGames group and community wide chat
  • Curated Collections to organize active games
  • Preferred topics to organize all community posts.
  • A reward pool for the games
  • A required beneficiary to that pool
  • Public access game post templates

Season 3 will start on May 17, 2021 and run for 8 weeks. There will be 4 photo stars each week hosting 3-4 games a piece for everyone play for fun and a spot on the leaderboard.

Photo Stars

Each week a group of 4 photographers called PhotoStars choose 3-4 games to host and judge during that week.


If you would like to be a Photo Star please reach out to @photogames using chat on

Types of Games

You do not need to be a photographer to play. There are tons of unique games which rotate all the time. Each game lets ALL OF YOU interact.

Gameplay is usually based on one of the following:

Guessing skills
Creative commentary tasks
Usage of your photo skills
Knowledge of photography
Posting your own pictures

Some of these games require no photo skills, just an appreciation of photography. Others will greatly benefit the best photographers out there. It really is a game for the whole Hive community.

Examples of past Games

“Metadata Monday” - Guess the focal length, shutter speed, aperture, etc.
"Title Tuesday"- create the best title to go with picture
“Where is it Wednesday”- Guess the location
“Thoughtful Thursday” - Create a Meme out of a picture
“Fixit Friday” - Edit a picture
“Show-Off Saturday” - Show off your own picture based on a theme

Next steps

Are you ready to play?

  1. Watch for a Season 3 Announcement: Photogames post for more details!
  2. Make sure you follow @photogames
  3. Subscribe to the new PhotoGames Community c/Photogames
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