Minecraft Explained (By A Seven Year Old)

By Mike Futter

I’m about to utter one of the most apocryphal things I ever have in my years writing about games. I’ve never played more than five minutes of Minecraft.

Don’t get me wrong. I know what Minecraft is. I get how it works, and I certainly know a number of the iconic characters like Steve, creepers, and the endermen. I just haven’t played much of it.

I have spent some time observing my seven-year-old son, who is more than happy to explain it to me. Being a child though, he doesn’t necessarily start at the beginning or recognize that I don’t have the same frame of reference.

That doesn’t slow him down, and he’s eager to share all of his Minecraft knowledge and stories with me. I have no idea what he’s talking about most of the time, though.

The following is a collection of short anecdotes captured from our numerous conversations about his current favorite hobby. Maybe you can help me understand what he’s talking about.

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Source:: Game Informer

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