Minecraft is an educational and social experience say the parents, teachers, and others who believe it helps students develop good social experiences as well.
The “virtual Legos” game is popular among middle school students, as well as 20 to 30 year olds. Some learned Minecraft in college and have shared it with their own kids.
“If I’m hanging out with younger kids, I can almost always talk about Minecraft and seem really cool,” said Joey Noel, president of the tech side of BNG Technologies in West Fargo.
Minecraft’s website explains that the game is about placing and breaking blocks, but in reality there is so much more.
“I learned that you can’t explain it ’cause it sounds really stupid,” Noel said. “You just have to say ‘Here, play it.'”
The game that was once a simple building game is now an internet sensation, and a tool for developing teamwork