When I first heard my children talking about Minecraft, I couldn’t figure out what all the fuss was about. As a matter of fact, most of our conversations would leave me feeling confused as to why they would want to play this game at all. They had never been into Legos and from the way they would describe building things out of blocks, it kinda sounded like Legos to me, just in game form.
I eventually decided to try and play myself, which turned out to be an epic fail. The kids actually banned me from their worlds, unless they needed something destroyed using TNT. Apparently, that was the only part I was good at. However, after playing Minecraft with my children (if only for a short time), I realized why they loved it so much. I also gained insight as to why Minecraft isn’t just about gaming, but education as well.
My son doesn’t enjoy doing crafts or really anything that requires him to be creative. Yet when he turns Minecraft on, he is like a different child. He thrives on learning everything he can in regards to creating the best Minecraft world possible. That’s why as a mom, I love that he enjoys the game as much as he does. It’s an opportunity for him to grow and develop his creativity in a positive way.
A couple of months ago, I learned about something called the Super League. The Super League is the first to create in-theater gaming using Minecraft. It is designed for gamers of all ages to socialize and compete against other players while seeing their worlds come to life on the big screen.
Beginning in the month of October, the Super League will be starting their 6-week after school leagues. These leagues place 4-7 teams that work together towards a common goal. It is a great way for kids to make new friends and have an interactive learning experience. A season pass costs $100 and gives you 6 sessions of Minecraft. The games begin at 4:30 and while most players are age 6-18, all Minecraft players are welcome. Parents are always allowed to sit with their little gamers for free.
As a mother of two little Minecraft players, I think this is a great way to reward them and encourage them to take their creativity to a whole new level. The $100 fee includes a free Super League jersey that your child will wear proudly. Prizes will also be awarded to top scorers.
Super League is hitting Denver beginning in October. See the schedule below and get your kiddo signed up today.
Super League Schedule for Denver
- Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6-Nov. 10 Southglenn Stadium 14 6901 South Vine Street, Centennial, CO
- Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7- Nov. 11 Century 16 Bel Mar 440 S Teller St. Lakewood, CO
- Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 7- Nov. 11 Century 16 1700 29th St. Boulder, CO
This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.