You know, when I was a kid we used to play outside. Whether it was baseball, fighting with light sabers, or going for adventures in the woods (come to think of it, I still do all of those things.) Sure, we were allowed to play video games and watch television at night when it was too dark to play, but that was about it.

That’s definitely not the case anymore. Every kids I know now-a-days (and a lot of adults too) spend countless hours playing video games. I have two younger brothers (ages 17 and 18) who basically do nothing with their free time besides game. I too, occasionally enjoy games, but not like that.

I’ve discovered through the die-hard gamers in my life that one of the most popular games that you can spend an unimaginable amount of time on is “Minecraft.” If you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically a game about a “lego” world where you can spend as much time as you want building whatever you can think of.

Most of the game doesn’t seem to have much of an objective. It’s more of a creative exercise than anything. But I know tons of people who love this game. If you or someone you know loves it too, you should check out Minefaire. Apparently it’s the ultimate minecraft fan experience, and is coming to St. Paul for two days only - March 17-18, 2018.

At Minefaire, Minecraft players and their families unite to meet their favorite YouTube creators, compete in tournaments and build battles, participate in the famed costume contest, witness live stage shows, and more. Minefaire will be taking place at St. Paul RiverCentre and registration costs between $45 and $69. Children 2 and under can attend for free.