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10 Mind-Blowing Minecraft Facts To Impress the Kids

Ready to learn some fun Minecraft facts that will blow your kids’ mind?  Here are 10 fascinating bits of information that even a non-player like myself enjoyed learning.

10 mind-blowing minecraft facts to share with your kids.

We wrote about What is Minecraft? back in 2016 explaining the game. Here we are in 2024 and this game is still wildly popular!

Are you a crafter? If so, check out these kid friendly Minecraft crafts that your kids will love!

Minecraft Facts That Will Impress Your Kids

Since I have heard from many of you that your kids too are addicted to this game, I thought I’d learn more to maybe see what the big deal is with the game and how big of a deal it really is.

This sandbox video game was created by Markus Persson and initially released by Mojang in 2011. Here we are almost a decade later and the game play is still strong.

facts about minecraft

Good ol’ Google gave me a ton of information on the game plus some really interesting information that I thought you would love to hear about. Check out these fun Minecraft facts!

1. How Many People Play Minecraft?

The latest data that we have found for Minecraft players stats states that the Minecraft player count has hit 480 million.

how many people play minecraft


In 2014, when this Minecraft facts post was originally posted, stated:

  • 17,076,695 people have bought the PC/Mac version of the game.
  • In the last 24 hours, 11,145 people bought the game.

Needless to say it’s a hell of a lot of people.  Quora in January 2013 suggested that there are over 40 MILLION registered to play.

2. Microsoft Bought Minecraft

Yes, you read that right – Minecraft is no longer owned by Mojang.

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Check out this Minecraft facts, it involves Microsoft. In September 2014, Microsoft purchased Minecraft for $2.5 BILLION. That’s no chump change!

3. Minecraft Was Originally Called “Cave Game”

The creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson originally referred to the game as the “Cave Game.”

minecraft called – fun minecraft facts

After deciding Cave Man wasn’t a suitable name, the next name was “Minecraft: Order of the Stone.” Eventually the game developers landed on just “Minecraft.”

4. Fishing in Minecraft

Fishing? Yes, let’s fish in Minecraft.

If your kids need to catch fish in the game, it’s easier to catch fish when it’s raining.. hrmph, who knew!

5. A School in Stockholm Requires Kids to Play Minecraft

If I showed this to my kids, they would insist we moved to Stockholm.

minecraft schools

A school in Stockholm has made headlines after introducing compulsory Minecraft lessons for 13-year-old students, with teachers hoping the Swedish computer game will encourage the children to develop their thinking. read more

6. Enderman Sounds

Oh the sound of the Enderman.

The Enderman sounds are actually audio or words reversed and distorted.

7. 820 Hours

Walking to the end of a flat Minecraft world would take 820 hours. I refuse to ask anyone in my family if they’ve done this.

8. Minceraft in Opening Screen

minceraft in opening screen

Have you ever seen the opening screen say MINECRAFT rather than MINECRAFT? There is a 1 in 10,000 chance that you will see it! Thanks Buzzfeed.

9. If Minecraft Were Real

If Minecraft were real (it’s not people) – 1 Minecraft block in real life would equal 1 meter cubed.

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That means the Minecraft world is bigger than some planets.

10.  Cows in Minecraft

Our last Minecraft fact is about COWS! All cows in Minecraft are female, since they can all give out milk. Hrm who impregnated them to allow them to lactate is my question.

Is your kid addicted to Minecraft? Mine too. And the husband. Minecraft, it’s what we are talking about today in our technology for kids series.

The Family That Plays Together

A few years ago, my husband introduced my son to Minecraft. The game quickly spread to being played by my daughter. My husband set up a family friendly server and before I knew it our third child was playing it as well.

It’s Minecraft all the time here, well – anytime they have free screen time. If left to their own devices, it would be constant.

family minecraft facts

I honestly don’t get the game. My husband sat me down in front of it years ago (I admit, I lost a bet.) I didn’t last 10 minutes. It’s pixelated, no high-end graphics and it just wasn’t appealing – but alas, I am a 40-something mom and I don’t think I am their key demographic.

Check out all of our Minecraft content at All Things Minecraft

Ryan Johnson

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

Actually, if you pay enough attention, cows impregnated themselves. that's right. they're both male and female. they possess horns, making them bulls, and udders, making them cows. I call them culls.


Monday 7th of November 2016

I love minecraft you can also download it for free on aptoide 0.16.5 that includes everything instead of enderpearls and ender eyes

Cael Adair

Wednesday 5th of October 2016

I know some stuff.


Monday 29th of February 2016

I think these facts are DEZZ NUTS!!!!!!!!


Friday 20th of May 2016

no thair not


Wednesday 13th of May 2015

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