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Best Minecraft Toys & Mini Figures for Kids in 2019

last updated Mar 10, 2019

The game is sweeping through the living rooms of houses all over the world and kids just go nuts over it. This video game is called Minecraft. The good news for parents is that when their kids play, they are actually learning skills that will help them throughout life. Each level they master using myriad skills, allows them to level up through the game. The game also nurtures their creativity and probably the best part about it is that it features absolutely no violence. So, this game is actually a positive, beneficial game for them to play. The next time they ask to play the game, now you won't be so upset. They are really learning something when they are playing this game.

In a Hurry? The test winner after 26 hrs of research

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Minecraft Creeper 7
86.3/100 our score
Entertainment Value
90
Educational Value
95
Creativity
85
Design
75
Minecraft Creeper 7
Why is it better?

This plush can easily be taken anywhere as it is lightweight and small

The Fabric is super soft and will not irritate your child’s skin when cuddling

Stitching is great so you won’t have to worry about fluff leaking out

It is machine wash safe

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Minecraft is one of the most popular video games out there. It can be played almost on any console whether it's computer, playstation, xbox or nintendo switch. We made sure our top ten list was still the highest rated that the market had to offer for 2019. We also converted this buying guide into our new format.

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.3
Entertainment Value
90%
Educational Value
95%
Creativity
85%
Design
75%
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$10.40
#2
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85
Entertainment Value
85%
Educational Value
90%
Creativity
80%
Design
85%
Price Comparison Last Updated (20.03.19)
$8.93
#3
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85
Entertainment Value
85%
Educational Value
90%
Creativity
80%
Design
85%
Price Comparison Last Updated (20.03.19)
$24.94
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83.8
Entertainment Value
95%
Educational Value
75%
Creativity
80%
Design
85%
Price Comparison Last Updated (20.03.19)
$30.97
#5
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
Entertainment Value
90%
Educational Value
85%
Creativity
75%
Design
80%
Price Comparison Last Updated (20.03.19)
$32.28
#6
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
Entertainment Value
80%
Educational Value
85%
Creativity
75%
Design
90%
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$25.00
#7
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
Entertainment Value
85%
Educational Value
80%
Creativity
90%
Design
75%
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$46.00
#8
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
80
Entertainment Value
85%
Educational Value
80%
Creativity
75%
Design
80%
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$42.63
#9
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
80
Entertainment Value
85%
Educational Value
80%
Creativity
75%
Design
80%
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$11.56
#10
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80
Entertainment Value
85%
Educational Value
80%
Creativity
75%
Design
80%
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$15.99
In depth review top 10
  • Minecraft Creeper 7
  • Diamond Steve Action Figure
  • Minecraft Animal Toy
  • Mattel Minecraft Transforming Sword & Pickaxe Action Figure
  • Enchanted Bow & Arrow
  • ThinkGeek Color Changing Potion Bottle
  • Hostile Mobs 4- Pack Set
  • The Nether Railway 21130
  • Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack
  • LEGO Minecraft The Mushroom Island 21129
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10 Best Minecraft Toys & Minifigures Reviewed

1. Minecraft Creeper 7

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.3
Minecraft Creeper 7
Entertainment Value
90
Educational Value
95
Creativity
85
Design
75
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$10.40

This plush can easily be taken anywhere as it is lightweight and small

The Fabric is super soft and will not irritate your child’s skin when cuddling

Stitching is great so you won’t have to worry about fluff leaking out

It is machine wash safe

Many parents feel that the creeper resembles a part of the male anatomy.

Your little one can know snuggle with their favorite Minecraft Villain. The creeper and the enderman are both 7-inch plush dolls. The creeper is bright green and is made with pixelated embroidery to stay true to the character’s game design.

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Entertainment Value
Your child is going to fall in love with this plush and they will be taking it everywhere. It’s fine, the creeper can easily be thrown in the wash when it is time for a cleaning.

Educational Value
We love that this plush is travel size. Your child will find comfort knowing their Minecraft buddy is in close range at all times. Seeing as how your child will want to take the creeper everywhere, we appreciate the strong stitching used in making the plush.

Creativity
The fabric used in making the plush dolls is super soft so your child can cuddle with it without dealing with scratchy fabric. The size of the plush makes it highly portable so your child can carry their friend everywhere

Design
The embroidery and doll are well stitched thus ensuring a long life for this plush.

2. Diamond Steve Action Figure

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85
Diamond Steve Action Figure
Entertainment Value
85
Educational Value
90
Creativity
80
Design
85
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$8.93

Main character comes with accessories

The character is built with moving arms, legs, head and waist

Has bright vibrant colors of the character’s armor that will not fade over time

Body parts can be taken off and swapped with other characters

Many parents find this product to be expensive since you only receive one character

Overworld’s main character, Steve, can be likened as the master creator of everything. He can smash the ground, blow it up to bits, and then rebuild it from the ground up. It would not really be Minecraft without Steve. It’s would be like a Metropolis without Superman or Gotham without Batman. Actually, Steve comes in a variety of skins that your kid can choose while playing Minecraft. One of the best skins is diamond Steve. Now, with the Diamond Steve Action Figure, your child can really start playing more intently with his or her playset. We all know how hard a substance diamond is. The Diamond Steve is part of Jazwares’ 7-man Action Figure which your child can collect. He or she can also get Iron Golem, Core Steve, Core Enderman, Blacksmith Villager, Core Creeper, and Core Zombie.

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Entertainment Value
The Diamond Steve Action Figure is true to its digital persona. This makes it one of the most important pieces to include in your child’s playset if ever he or she already has one. And if not yet, he or she can still play with Diamond Steve as well as the other Series #2 characters as a standalone action figure to play with.

Educational Value
With this kind of armor complete with a diamond helmet and sword, we can be pretty sure your kid’s Diamond Steve will be able to defend Overworld from all the Hostile Mobs and even Creepers that often wreak havoc across the land.

Creativity
The character, Steve, in diamond armor makes him incredibly powerful. Kids will feel equally as powerful when playing with Diamond Steve

Design
They will get to be the hero of their digital adventures in the real-world with this action figure. This opposable-limbed hero goes well with the other figurines and Lego sets on this list.

3. Minecraft Animal Toy

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85
Minecraft Animal Toy
Entertainment Value
85
Educational Value
90
Creativity
80
Design
85
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$24.94

The animals are designed to stay true to the Minecraft theme

The animals are built with moving parts

The set includes six Minecraft passive mob animals

Composed of hard plastic, these animals can withstand your child’s adventures

Not all of the animal’s legs move

Your child’s favorite Minecraft animals no longer have to live inside their screen. The Minecraft Animal Toy pack brings the Chicken, Ocelot, Tame Wolf, Pig, Sheep and cow to the real world. While they now live in the real world, they still have that classic pixelated Minecraft design. All of the animals have the ability to move their heads. The legs of the cow, sheep, pig, and wolf move.

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Entertainment Value
The ocelot’s tail twitches and the chicken’s wings flap. These figures can easily be paired with other Minecraft toys for added fun.

Educational Value
Considered to be a part of the passive mobs these animals provide help instead of harm to your child’s adventure. Jazwares showed their attention to detail by designing the animals with moving parts and keeping the classic pixelated Minecraft look. These two factors are sure to impress tiny Minecraft fans everywhere.

Creativity
As kids use their Lego kits to build caves and camping locations, they’ll love building animals just like the real Minecraft game has.

Design
These adorable farm animals have all the charm of those found in the game. Kids will be able to “add” to their items list by pretending to use each animal's benefits

4. Mattel Minecraft Transforming Sword & Pickaxe Action Figure

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83.8
Mattel Minecraft Transforming Sword & Pickaxe Action Figure
Entertainment Value
95
Educational Value
75
Creativity
80
Design
85
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$30.97

This toy allows your child to have two Minecraft tools for the price of one

It is extremely durable

Children can easily carry it as it is lightweight

It stimulates your child’s imagination as they will engage in pretend play

The hard plastic can cause damage to objects or people if swung hard enough

Your child can be ready to battle all of the Minecraft hostile mobs with the Minecraft Transforming Sword and Pickaxe. They can use the sword to battle creepers or switch over to the pickaxe and dig for resources. Both the sword and pickaxe are highly utilized in the game.

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Entertainment Value
You’re getting two for the price of one! You’re not getting just any Minecraft tools, the sword and pickaxe are the most highly utilized tools in the game.

Educational Value
The toy is thick, which makes it easy for little hands to grasp. As your child swings the weapon, they will develop their fine-motor skills, as well as stimulate their imagination.

Creativity
The weapon maintains the classic Minecraft pixelated look. Weighing in at only 1 pound, this toy is lightweight and easy for children to play with. It is made of a durable plastic that will survive even the toughest battles.

Design
The transition between the sword and pickaxe is easy enough for children to do it on their own.

5. Enchanted Bow & Arrow

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
Enchanted Bow & Arrow
Entertainment Value
90
Educational Value
85
Creativity
75
Design
80
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$32.28

Bow and arrow set, life-sized

Features pixelated style from the game

Actually launches the arrow up to 20 feet

Finish on the bow includes the translucent metal

Encourages physical activities and exercise

Arrow is constructed from a very fragile material

If string pops out of the bow, it is very difficult to get it back together

Nothing says Minecraft like a full-size replica of the bow and arrow right out the game. This is an enchanted replica of the bow and arrow that is used in the game and is perfect for role-play. The design is a true replica and displays the iconic style of the pixelated features of the game version and the finish has the same translucent metallic look that makes it seem so real. The string on the bow is even pixelated and can be loaded with the arrow. It then will actually fire when pulled back and let go. When launched, the arrow can travel up to 20 feet. The bow has a clear molded finish that makes it really look enchanted and reflects the powerful look that the players exhibit in the game.

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Entertainment Value
The look of this bow and arrow says it all. All of the kid's eyes just light up with joy when they see this bow and arrow. The pixelated look is amazing and really looks like it just popped right out of the game.

Educational Value
Now bringing the two worlds together is wonderful. This bow and arrow is a great way to boost physical activities and exercise within children and help them get some time away from the screen.

Creativity
This is a real-life working tool that is a must-have for a kid who just loves the game of Minecraft. Nothing says great Minecraft toy like a real working bow and arrow right from the game.

Design
Playing the video game of Minecraft is one thing, but getting out of the house and enjoying the outside while playing with your friends is another thing

6. ThinkGeek Color Changing Potion Bottle

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
ThinkGeek Color Changing Potion Bottle
Entertainment Value
80
Educational Value
85
Creativity
75
Design
90
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$25.00

Potion bottle from the features game Minecraft

Lights up with eight colors

Features an on/off switch on the bottom

Tap to change color

Timeout feature to preserve batteries

Requires a hard tap to get between colors

Timeout timer is prevented light for staying on for a longer period of time

Bring the power of the magic from the Minecraft game right to your living room with this color changing potion bottle. This real world potion bottle has been created with shatter resistant materials and it looks like it could have come right out of the game. It lights up with different colors; light blue, indigo, yellow, white, red, green, peach, and cyan. All that the kids have to do to get the colors to change is tap the bottle. It will move between two colors. The lights have a three minute timeout period that keeps the batteries from draining quickly. Each potion bottle requires 2 AAA batteries to light up. It also has an on/off switch on the bottom. This potion bottle is the perfect accessory for any Minecraft fan. With this in the house, it will surely keep those hostile mobs far away.

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Entertainment Value
Accessing the flap door from the bottom and replacing the batteries is quick. The timeout feature keeps the potion bottle from staying lit for hours and draining the batteries.

Educational Value
It is a super cool looking potion bottle and the way that it turns colors when you tap it is very magical. The kids just go nuts about it. All the different colors, authenticate look, and the magic tap to change the colors really makes it a cool toy for any Minecraft fan.

Creativity
Lighting this potion bottle up is easy and replacing the batteries is even easier.

Design
Three minutes on and if not tapped again the light will go out.

7. Hostile Mobs 4- Pack Set

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
82.5
Hostile Mobs 4- Pack Set
Entertainment Value
85
Educational Value
80
Creativity
90
Design
75
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$46.00

The set includes four characters

Characters are composed of a durable plastic

Fully equipped with moving body parts

Two accessories are included in the set

Accessories could be made to fit in the character’s hands better as they easily pop out

In the Overworld, there are a lot of characters or moving entities. These are called mobs which is actually short for mobile. There are different types of mobs in Minecraft. You have those who are passive, neutral, tamable, utility, unused, removed, boss, and, of course, the hostile mobs. As the name suggests, these are rather aggressive and are easily agitated. There are about 18 hostile mobs in Overworld ranging from Blaze to Creeper to Endermite to Witch and to Vex. And even if your child may not have a play set yet, he or she can always play with these action figures as standalone toys.

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Don't look directly at them or they will know you saw. Help your kid build the best world and grow their Minecraft collection by including some enemies.

Educational Value
Now, your kid can start collecting all hostile mobs with the 4-piece Minecraft Hostile Mobs Set. Each of these mobs are fully articulated so they will definitely be a welcome addition to your kid’s playset.

Creativity
This 4 pack of Hostile mob figures make great villains for your child’s Minecraft adventures. Their pixelated look stays true to the Minecraft design.

Design
These popular enemies will help encourage creative play and give the main characters something to guard their defenseless sheep against.

8. The Nether Railway 21130

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
80
The Nether Railway 21130
Entertainment Value
85
Educational Value
80
Creativity
75
Design
80
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$42.63

This lego set is compatible with other Minecraft Lego Sets

Your child can use the legos & their creativity to construct their own railway

Accessories for the figures are included

The instructions are easy to understand

Requires adult supervision for young children as there are a lot of small pieces

The Lego Minecraft Nether Railway set allows your child to construct their own railway. The set includes a curved rail track, minecart, and two figures. The figures come with the following accessories; a pickaxe, Redstone torch, and nether quartz ore.

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Entertainment Value
This set is compatible with other Lego Minecraft sets so your child can eventually create one big Minecraft world.

Educational Value
Your child will increase their motor skills as they push the legos together to construct their creation.

Creatvitiy
The assembly instructions can easily be understood by small children.

Design
With over three hundred pieces your child and build new railways as often as they like. As the figures race over the track they will activate the hopping magma cube.

9. Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
80
Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack
Entertainment Value
85
Educational Value
80
Creativity
75
Design
80
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$11.56

Steve is fully articulated

The chest is able to store the pickaxe and sword

The design stays true to Minecraft design

Stimulates imagination

Pieces could be made for durable

With the Minecraft Core Player Survival Pack, your child has everything they need to start their Minecraft adventures. This set includes a workbench, chest, bed, and a Steve action figure. Steve is fully prepared to defend himself against the mobs as his wood pickaxe and sword are included in the set.

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Entertainment Value
Not only does the chest actually open but it is big enough to store the included accessories as well as accessories from other sets.

Educational Value
In fact, their design looks so great that they can be placed on a shelf and used as decor in your child’s room when they’re not being played with. As your child poses and plays with Steve they will stimulate their imagination and increase their fine motor skills

Creativity
The chest opens to allow Steve to store his accessories when not in use. At the end of the day when Steve is worn out from working and fighting the mobs, he can rest and recharge on his bed.

Design
Steve’s fully articulated joints make your child’s Minecraft adventures even more fun. The toy’s design stays true to that of the Minecraft game.

10. LEGO Minecraft The Mushroom Island 21129

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
80
LEGO Minecraft The Mushroom Island 21129
Entertainment Value
85
Educational Value
80
Creativity
75
Design
80
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$15.99

Instructions are easy to understand

Stimulates Cognitive development

Encourages creativity and imagination

Includes two minifigures

Many reviewers received the box damaged when it arrived.

This next toy combines your child’s love of Legos and Minecraft. The Lego Minecraft Mushroom island set contains 247 pieces and is geared towards children over the age of eight. Your child can use the pieces to build a boat, an island with a huge red mushroom, and an island with a huge brown mushroom. The set also features a crafting table and an animal pen with an exploding fence function. Your child can create adventures for the included Alex and Creeper minifigures.

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Entertainment Value
Once your child builds the set they can leave it on display, rebuild it again later, or use the pieces to construct their own creations.

Educational Value
The building instructions can easily be understood by young children. As your child builds the set they will be stimulating their cognitive development while increasing their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving skills

Creativity
Once the set is fully constructed your child’s imagination and creativity will go wild.

Design
The pieces easily go and stay together so your child will have no problem building this set on their own.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Entertainment Value

Minecraft is a popular game that keeps increasing its fanbase through the years. This popular game has franchised into other types of playthings like live-action building blocks and action figures. We weeded out fake Minecraft pieces to ensure we only highlight the best on the market. Our team of researchers searched the web far and wide to find the best top 10 live-action Minecraft kits and bring them to you. All of the Minecraft mini figures are made of strong, great quality plastic. We chose these characters because all of their colors are painted on. That means there are no stickers to peel off and lose. These action figures can survive the thrashings of little children. This makes it cheaper for mom and dad because they won’t have to spend extra money replacing the pieces. The LEGO biomes we chose go great with the action figures.

Educational Value

There are many reasons why Minecraft is well-liked by children and adults alike. Children, in particular, love the idea of being given the opportunity to shape their world, even though it’s only a digital environment, by using elements and entities that are present in the game. This greatly enhances their creativity and imagination which are closely related to their cognitive development.
When children start designing their Overworld, they have to process a variety of information which actually reflects how they understand the real world

Creativity

The biomes can easily be built by little kids and they can be disassembled and reassembled several times. For those who prefer to not disassemble their biomes, they can proudly be placed on display on a shelf. The Minecraft kits and figures on our list are considered collectible items. Kids can learn the fine art of becoming a responsible collector. They can also learn how to play well with others as they share their figurines and go on an adventure through their biomes.

Design

Picking the best Minecraft toys for children (perhaps of all ages) was not easy simply because the computer game franchise has now branched into almost every other type of plaything, from building blocks to action figures to learning kits and others. The point is that, choosing which of these types of playthings to include is like choosing which is better between a ride-on toy and a building and construction set, when we all know both are equally beneficial to a child’s development. To address this, we had to shorten the list of possible candidates to the 10 best Minecraft toys by looking at their consumer ratings. We’re confident that if a lot of people are buying these products, then it must really be good.

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Parents, Did You Know?

Building a home for Steve and the animal mobs in Overworld shows their understanding of the need for shelter for all living things. When they spawn sheep, they are showing their understanding of the need for clothing.

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All of these things may actually seem so nonsensical to us adults but for children, it is a way for them to express their understanding of the world

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Effectiveness

What is worth noting is that children’s ability to reshape and remodel an existing world is a reflection of what they consider to be the ideal world for them. For instance, if they don’t like the existing set up of their world, they destroy everything and try to build a new one. This reflects their understanding of how the world should look like and how it should operate. These actions are often misinterpreted by adults as being too violent. What they fail to see is the reason behind the destruction which is to create a new and better world.

Brand

Minecraft is one of the most famous computer games today. And it does have significant benefits to a kid’s development as well. As such, while your child is already playing with the Minecraft computer game, why not add to his or her joy by giving him or her one of our top 10 Minecraft toys for kids? We’re certain their eyes will glow with happiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: What does Minecraft teach kids?
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It builds creativity, teaches real-world engineering skills, they can play anywhere, it's kid-friendly and fun for the whole family

q: What is the one bad thing about Minecraft?
a:

As kids grow up, they might want to play the Minecraft video game. There are strangers online who may want to destroy their hard work. But there is an option that allows kids to play in their own map. This helps parents not to worry about what strangers might be saying to their kids while they’re not watching.

q: Can a child with ADHD play Minecraft?
a:

Yes, they can. In fact, this game is incredibly popular among kids with ADHD. They get to build whatever they want. It helps keep their mind busy because they can build a house, church, a cave, etc. When they get bored with one project, they can put it down and work on another within the game.

q: Why is Minecraft so addictive?
a:

Children and adults love Minecraft because it’s a sandbox-style game. They can build anything they want to which is incredibly fun. If they want to stop building and go exploring, they can do so at any time. There is no linear progression in this game, it’s a world they can work on at their leisure. The game is so popular that parents find themselves cutting back their kids' playtime so that they don’t play too much.

q: How popular is Minecraft?
a:

Minecraft is one of the most popular searched terms on YouTube. In one month, 3.9 million people viewed Minecraft videos through YouTube. It is the second most-searched term after '"music." Because of how approachable and simple it is, many schools also include it in basic programming and engineering training.

q: What are the pros of playing Minecraft?
a:

While kids play, they learn how to face challenges. They discover novel ways to manipulate their world, learn to deal with limited resources and challenge themselves to creative tasks. At the same time, they develop confidence, an understanding of basic engineering techniques and how to follow through on a plan. Kids will also be tempted to take risks in the game and that is a good thing. Taking risks and meeting their challenges head on is a great lesson that they can use as they grow. And in Minecraft, the only consequence of failure is having to start over.

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