Tristan's Minecraft Club has been happening at the Wilton Library for over a year now. We meet every Saturday morning and playdates often follow. We have a group of regulars and new people trying it out every week. The library has had to cap participants to 25 and we have a waiting list. It has been a great fun start to our weekends.
So this is Tristan with a couple of his buddies that have been coming to the club for over a year.
It has been interesting observing these children play. We went for a long stretch without girls and now we have around 8 who come regularly. The boys are louder and like to play "seek and destroy" games.
The girls are busy creating "machines" and villages. Of course there is a lot of crossover too and everyone seems to have a great time.
We have also played around with table configuration and have decided a particular layout is most enjoyed. The children like to sit in groups so we have 4 tables of 6-7 kids.
We have a craft table now also to design and make pixel art with wooden blocks.
Tristan has also started a new Minecraft related programming course at Youth Digital. I am a strong believer in not just playing games, but creating them. This course is called Mod Design 1.
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We will be continuing to host the Club through May and then we will have to make a decision about whether to hand it over to other enthusiastic parents to host it over the summer.