Mistplay App Review: Play Games and Get Paid?

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Mistplay is one of the most popular apps that pays you to play games.  Yes, you can play games and make money in doing so.  Now, the money won’t be life-changing, nor will it allow you to quit your day job, but it could be enough to buy dinner or two for the month.

If you love playing games and want to explore new titles, all while getting rewarded for doing so, it may be one to consider.

Mistplay App Review

In today’s review, like all of my reviews, I dig in deep.  I show you how you can sign up, how much money you can make as well as how the entire process works.  In the end, I will share my honest thoughts, letting you know if it’s worth your time.  As always, I would never promote something I personally wouldn’t use.

If you have an Android phone and you want to get paid to play games, then this is an app that may be worth downloading.  Let’s dive in and see if it’s worth your time.

NOTE:  As a fair warning, the app isn’t available for iOS devices just yet.  I will update this when it is available.  If you want to do so, they have an iOS waitlist if you want to be alerted first when the official app is available.

What is Mistplay?

Mistplay’s slogan is “the loyalty program for mobile gamers” and is said to be the first loyalty program for gamers.  They have more than nine million users and is one of the fastest growing companies in North America.  Leveraging the in-game data they collect from you while using the platform, their company can learn about your habits and recommend games you may enjoy.  In using their app, they will reward you just for using it.

The app is operated by Mistplay Inc., a company based in Montreal, Quebec, with more than 11+ employees.  They were founded in 2017.  While the company didn’t talk much about themselves on its official website/app, I had to look through the privacy policy and then find more information about their operations on their LinkedIn page.

Is Mistplay Legit?

There’s no doubt the company is legitimate, but as I almost always say, just because the company is legit and pays, it doesn’t mean the product is good.  That’s why I like to write these reviews.

Let it be known that they do pay out and they have a customer service staff that can answer any questions if need be.

Signing up for Mistplay

To sign up for Mistplay, they will ask you to either connect your Google or Facebook account.

I chose to link my Google account as I don’t use Facebook all that much and don’t feel comfortable connecting it to a third-party app.  Whichever way you connect it, however, will lead you to the same questions thereafter.

After you connect, it will ask you for your birthday, your gender and to pick out an avatar.  This is required.  Aside from these simple questions, they ask you which games you like to play so that it can better match you with games that you will enjoy playing to earn rewards.

While this part is optional, it only takes 10 seconds and can help you enjoy the app even more, so I do recommend you at least click on a few games you like if you see it on the list.

When I signed up, they gave me a 200 unit bonus, but this isn’t guaranteed.  I just wanted to point out that a bonus may be possible.

You must be at least 18+ years old and you cannot use a VPN to join.  If you do, you will be blocked, no questions asked.

As for who can join, the app is available to residents in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.  It is 100% free to join.

Mistplay Dashboard and How it Works

After you join, you can immediately access your dashboard, which will look something like this…

The dashboard is self-explanatory, as you can see.  You can view the arrivals, or in my case, since I like playing poker games, it showcased some apps that are similar to that of the World Series of Poker.  You can continue to scroll down and view games by categories, such as single player, multiplayer, casino, etc.  It continues for quite a while.  The games are always changing, but if you search for a Mistplay games list, you should be able to find which games are out at the time.  I did read reports, however, that some people do see different games than others, which are base don your gaming preferences.

At the very top, you will see four numbers as well.

The fire-like logo is your “Daily Play.”  If you play for at least five minutes a day for seven days, you can get your bonus.  When I had my app downloaded, I could earn 14 units.

The purple-like logo are your “game badges.”  As you play games, you can unlock badges after you download the app.  Every time you unlock a badge, you can earn even more units.

The yellow ticket are contest opportunities and you can join a contest if you follow the directions noted inside the app.  For instance, while I writing this review, I could win 10,000 units if I installed an app and had at least one follower.  In doing so, I could earn a maximum of two entries.

Lastly, your greenish number is the most important.  These are what are known as your units and this is what you can exchange for rewards on the Mistplay store. As you play games, which I will get into next, you can earn points and shop via the “shop” button near the bottom.   Later on, I will explore the rewards and get more into detail, but for now, let it be known that 400 points are worth about $0.50~.

How to Play Games and Earn Rewards

Now, to start making those “units,” you will want to click on a game of interest.  But, before you do so, you will want to pay close attention to the game title as it will show you how many units you can earn as well as how much PXP you can earn as well.  The more bubbles that are filled, the more potential there is to earn.

For instance, in that screenshot, the Solitaire Decked Out game only had a half of circle colored in, so the earning potential isn’t really there.  However, in looking at the King’s Throne game, there were more than three bubbles colored in, so that could earn you much more.

To start earning rewards, it’s fairly easy.   What you’re going to want to do is click on a game of interest and see what you have to do in order to earn these units.

So, in my example, let’s click on that Solitaire Decked Out game and see what it takes.  Here’s what it says:

On this screen, I can view the rating, its PXP multiplier as well as what will take to earn “GXP.”

Explaining PXP, GXP and Units

Now, you’re probably wondering, what the heck is PXP, GXP and Units?  I know, the terms are kind of annoying, but let me clear things here to make it easier.


Your GXP is what is known as game experience points.  These are points that are rewarded to you as you log minutes played in the game.  The longer you play a game, the more GXP you can earn.  The more GXP you earn, the higher you level up in that game, in which can earn you units.  Keep in mind that units are all that matter but GXP and PXP can help you earn these said units.


Your PXP is referred to as your player experience points.  These points are based on your total player experience and can be earned to increase your player level.  And, why does this matter, you may be wondering?  Well, every time you do level up, you can earn units.


And, lastly, your units, as explained, are your rewards.  Picture it as the currency you can exchange for rewards, such as Visa prepaid cards, Amazon gift cards, etc.  Whenever you play a game, you will want to check out your PXP multiplier to see how much you can earn.  So, in that example above, I would earn a 0.5 multiplier on any points I earn.  The higher the multiplier, the more you can earn.

How Much Can I Earn Playing a Game?

To start earning units, you will need to install the game and then follow the directions on the Mistplay page.  In that example, it said that I would have to reach level 2 to earn more “units,” but it doesn’t tell me how many units I can earn.  This seems to be the case in most games.

While I couldn’t find anything about earning units on the game, I had to dig deeper and try to play a game to see how much I could earn.

What I found is that after playing for a few minutes, I earned seven units for every level I passed in a slot game.  Of course, these unit averages can vary depending on the game you play, so it’s hard to give a definite answer.

In the end, I don’t think you will make much, but it could be possible to net $1 to $2~ per hour playing games, maybe more if you unlock badges, etc.

Again, this isn’t life changing money, but if you wanted to play games, you might as well earn money doing it, right?

Mistplay Rewards

Once you earn enough units, you can cash out for a variety of rewards.  At the time of writing this, Mistplay offered the following reward options:

  • Amazon
  • Virtual Visa Card
  • Google Play
  • Xbox
  • GameStop
  • PlayStation
  • iTunes
  • Starbucks
  • eBay
  • Nintendo eShop

These are subject to change, but they do not offer a PayPal option at this time.

Once you earn enough units, you can simply add the reward to your cart and confirm the email on file is correct.  Once your order is placed, it can take up to 48 hours to be approved and sent out.

How Much Are Mistplay Units Worth?

Like many of the money-making apps I have researched in the past, it made sense to wait for a higher-valued prize as the point value seemed to increase.

For example, a $0.50 Amazon gift card would cost 400 units, making your units worth $0.00125, whereas a $25 Amazon gift card was 7,500 units, making your units worth $0.003.

So, depending on which gift card option you choose, your units will be worth anywhere from $0.00125 to $0.0033 each.

Final Thoughts

If you love playing games on your phone, then I don’t see a problem in downloading this app.  They seem to offer a ton of options and it’s a great way to pass the time.  Heck, if you want to try out a new game and you’re not picky, then why not get paid in doing so?

While you won’t get rich, you could earn about $10~ a week if you play aggressively, but it won’t be much no matter how much you play.  As long as you have that mindset, it can make the app that much enjoyable.

For now, I leave it up to you.

Have you used the app?

How much have you earned?

What did you like?  Dislike?

As always, you’re more than welcome to sound off in the comments below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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