If you haven’t ever heard about Minecraft, let this be your introduction. Chances are, if you have a child around the age of 6 or older, you are going to hear about it sooner or later. I’ve never kept it a secret that we’re a pretty big gaming family. My boys have an Xbox 360, Rc has an Xbox One, We all have computers. Handheld gaming systems come in handy on long road trips. Both boys have at one time had a Nintendo 2DS. Connor decided to trade his into game stop in exchange for games for his 360.
My boys have been playing Minecraft for almost 3 years I’d say. I’m not entirely sure. Maybe longer. I do know they’ve been asking me if I want them to teach me for at least 2 years, and it’s never really interested me. Rc and I have played World of Warcraft for 11 years now, and when I try other games, it’s hard for me to actually like them.
There have been a LOT of other moms that I’ve talked to who just are 100% unwilling to try Minecraft, and honestly, I was that mom for about 2 years. I had ZERO interest in it. I had played a game called Terraria, and still play it occasionally, and I liked how that game looked more than I liked how Minecraft looked. I don’t like playing games where I’m in the head of the character I’m playing. It’s awkward and I’ve never been good at them.
Okay so I’m rambling. I tried Minecraft…
I love it.
It’s not nearly as hard as I thought I was going to be at first.
However, poor Michael is going to be sick of me playing the game before he goes back to school and is in 4th grade LOL. I’m constantly asking him questions.
“Michael, how do you make a Hopper?”
“Michael, What is obsidian used for?”
This is a daily thing!
For some reason, his computer and Rc’s can’t connect to other computers on our LAN network, but they can host. So Michael & Rc can’t play together, but if one of them isn’t wanting to play, then the rest of us in the house can play with the other.
Before I finally gave in to playing Minecraft, I did a little bit of research. Here are some things that I found.
- Minecraft was created in 2009 and is now playable on Computers, Android, iOS, Windows Phones, Xbox 360, One, Playstation 3, 4, AND Wii U!
- There have been more than 106 Million copies of Minecraft sold, making it the SECOND BEST selling video game of all time, Second only to Tetris!
- Minecraft is an open ended game, which forces players to problem solve, learn geometry, and use their imagination.
- Minecraft is being used in schools across the globe as an educational tool.
One of Michael’s favorite things to watch is Youtube Videos on Minecraft by The Waffle Galaxy.