Minecraft on Windows is a game that you can virtually create anything! Its almost a pixelated type game, and you are in control of everything, with regard to what game mode you play on. You can spend your time exploring endless arbitrarily generated worlds, creating your own castles, or fighting wandering mobs. These scary mobs can include Creepers, Zombies, Spiders, Skeletons, and Endermen, so watch out! It is a great way to spend time with your children if you have any. It is spectated that this game is great for kids because it really boosts their self-direction, creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, so there is also a great educational benefit for children when getting involved with Minecraft. Not to mention, it is a great way to bond with your friends and family without feeling overwhelmed by learning something new.
It is an open-world game, so the possibilities are really endless, as there is no right or wrong way to play, it really boils down to preference. You can create and craft tools, discover raw materials, make structures, and you have the choice of playing in the first-person perspective or alternatively can opt to play from a third-person perspective and can have a better view of this 3-D world. There is plenty of spin-offs, and additions/expansions you can also purchase for the game of many different types and really personalize how you play. Most importantly, there is a booming online community where you can learn new things, watch videos, builds, and watch streams.
This is one of the ways that I have been able to connect with my young brother, who is turning 8 this year because he loves Minecraft so much. I am happy I was able to learn the controls and can play on my days off from home. He is way better than I will ever be, but I am happy to be able to incorporate this great game into my life, and even play a little when my brother isn't playing!
A great way to relax and have fun while doing it.