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"8 year old loves it!…"
I think that this app is fantastic for teaching children a basic knowledge of construction and combining materials/elements. The world is vast and can be as detailed as you or your child create. The controls, I found to be a little tricky to move about but the 8yo I was using the app with found it fairly intuitive.Read moreLess
My kids love this game. It is so creative, a world they make houses, pirate ships etc. I was amazed when my 5 year old said you made glass by heating up sand - he had learnt that in Minecraft!Read moreLess
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"Minecraft is an AWESOME game for children. It's creative and collaborative and just cool!…"
Basically it's a bit like Lego with zombies.
Minecraft is a PC/Mac game originally but there is now a PocketEdition for iPods/iPads/iPhones.
In Minecraft you live in a world made of blocks and you collect resources (wood from felling trees, coal from mining etc) and use them to build things like houses, castles, towns. You can play on a 'peaceful' mode or if you're up for it, survival mode complete with skeleton archers and not-very-scary zombies. Gives good motivation for building a shelter!
I can't really do it justice in a single post but it is one of the best games I've come across for kids, teenagers (and adults!), really encourages some amazing, imaginative gameplay.
Best of all, if you're on one wifi network you can join each other's world and work together to gather and build. Imaginative and collaborative - Great combo.
There's little nicer than hearing your daughter and son in a minecraft convo:
"Help I'm lost in the mine!"
"Don't worry I'm coming and I've got the torches!"Read moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.