If you're a fan of collecting from faucets and trying to earn from them, then you have probably heard of Cointiply. As one of the newer faucets out there, it's proven to be an interesting site with better payouts than the other mainstream faucets, and a wide range of ways to earn coins. Since the coins the site pays are pegged to the US dollar, your earnings stay the same regardless of which way Bitcoin decides to swing. Recently Cointiply has added a new way to earn (or lose) coins: their Cointiplay Multiplier Game.
The premise of the game is simple: you place a wager (up to 50,000 coins), and try to multiply your bet by opening cells with gems. Each time you click on a cell, a random number is generated using a client seed, server seed, and nonce. If the resultant number is between 0 - 66,666, you will spawn a red gem. 66,667 - 99,999 will spawn a black gem. The house edge for the first 2 levels is roughly 3.5%, but this lowers as you progress. The game also pays out 0.25% of each bet made by referrals.
If you click on a red gem, then you will advance to the next level. Each time you reach a higher level, your multiplier will increase. There are 11 levels, and if you successfully reach all of them then you will earn the maximum multiplier of 61.3x your bet.
However, if you click on a black gem, the round will end and you will lose your original wager, regardless of what level you reach. Reaching all 11 levels is equivalent to hitting under 67 eleven times in a row, so the odds of clicking a black gem are very high compared to reaching the highest level.
Most of us will not want to aim for the highest multiplier every time, so fortunately the game allows you to end the round at any point (by clicking "end round" in the tab on the right), and walk away with the multiplier for your current level.
The multipliers for each level are as follows:
1 - 1.4x, 2 - 2.1x, 3 - 3x, 4 - 4.4x, 5 - 6.5x, 6 - 9.4x, 7 - 10.38x, 8 - 20x, 9 - 29.2x, 10 - 42.5x, 11 - 61.3x.
Note that for some levels the multiplier increase doesn't correspond to the win chance, so some levels are more profitable to reach than others. When playing you might need to consider whether risking the next level is worth the payout gain.
Finally, there is a tab at the top left which opens up several options. You can mute the music (but I find it rather soothing ), open a settings tab which lets you disable animations and effects, open the Cointiply FAQ/support page, and open your stats, which shows your round history, wins/losses, total wagered and total profit. Under the settings you can also choose to change your client seed.
So that about sums it up for now. It will be interesting to see if Cointiply makes any developments on the game or adds new games at some point, but it's good to see a new way to potentially earn coins. If you're interested in faucets and aren't yet signed up to Cointiply, be sure to join!