I like the fact that, in Minecraft, kids take basic rules and do things the game’s authors never envisoned.
Take a look at this article in The Atlantic Monthly where, a 46-year-old father who is anti everything online tries the game to see what attracts his son to it. As you might expect, it surprises him:
Can it be true that in Minecraft, to apply a line of Philip Larkin’s, how we live measures our own nature? An octopus’s garden, a whirling hall of knives … Choose, minecrafter. Build. It’s all you. My son, to my astonishment, is building an international airport. Me, I’ve killed a couple of cows.