Creator of bored ape yacht club and mutant ape yacht club nfts, yuga labs, recently announced the launch of dookey dash, a skill-based web game that can be played with an nft. as a result, sales of bored ape and mutant ape nfts have seen a dramatic surge in the past 24 hours. bored ape nfts have seen a 171% increase in sales volume, totaling $3.5 million, while mutant ape nfts have seen a 124% increase in sales volume, totaling $4.2 million. additionally, bored ape kennel club nfts have seen a 134% increase in sales volume, totaling $3.3 million.
Surge in sales of bored ape and mutant ape nfts began on january 17, when yuga labs offered a free sewer pass nft to bored ape and mutant ape owners as an incentive. this nft is required to play dookey dash and can be resold. dookey dash will take place between january 18 and february 8, and players who use their sewer pass to play at least once have the chance to win something special.
Ape nfts initially sold for around $200 worth of eth but saw prices surge in late 2021 and early 2022, with some selling for over a million dollars. the floor price, or the price of the cheapest listed nft on a marketplace, peaked at $429,000 worth of eth in april 2022 due to the otherside land rollout. however, the broader nft market drawdown caused prices to fall sharply in the months after, with the bored ape floor price dropping below $60,000 in november due to the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange ftx. recently, prices have begun to tick back up, currently sitting above $102,000 according to nft price floor. in the last 30 days, bored ape yacht club nft sales have totaled $82.5 million—an increase of 26% over the previous period, according to cryptoslam.