Written by Abigail Lathrop

Minecraft is an incredible game that has cemented itself as a classic that is ever expanding and updating to keep it relevant among players young and old. It’s a game that inhibits basic coding skills that aid in its creative or survival mode. It’s a game often driven by the player themselves that chooses how to best play the game and there isn’t a shortage of ways to play.

It can be played among various devices from your home computer to even your mobile device. Not to mention every major gaming console, X-Box, Playstation, and Nintendo Switch. It’s also a great game to play with others. It can be a wonderful collaboration tool that enforces teamwork whether you are painstakingly creating a massive build, or trying to make it through the ender together. The game is enhanced by those you choose to play with. 

That’s why West Wyandotte Library has created a realm for players age 7-14 to play together how they see fit. Our realm is privately run by our librarians. The only players will be those that age and a staff member. We can have up to 10 players at once playing think of the games of spleef you can play or the builds you can quickly assemble together! *We run Windows 10 version which is only compatible currently with Mobile, X-Box One, Nintendo Switch and fellow Windows 10 players* Javascript and Playstation Players are currently not capable to join our realm.

This server is also opened 24/7 so you are able to play when most convenient for you and any friends you make in the realm. While we do have events planned where a librarian is in-game to facilitate builds or encourage organized gameplay, you don’t have to miss out on being in the realm and contributing to the realm. But that doesn’t mean our events aren’t fun, and you are able to meet other players and work together.

To gain access to the realm you must fill our Realm Application which includes some much needed information for our librarians to use to run our realm, as well as our Code of Conduct, which lays out the laws of our realm. We make sure each patron of our realm has a great experience and isn’t bullied or exposed to griefer behavior (a griefer is someone who intentionally destroys or steals and should be reported to a librarian ASAP).

When you are a part of a realm, you are able to be part of a community, and share your creations via a realm feed.

Also, as part of our subscription, we have access to plenty of fun skins to customize our realm. Check out the Alien World texture pack!

These cycle out each month with our subscription and makes a fun refresher to our game. There’s no extra cost to you to play with this world.

Don’t forget to use our Realm Application to sign up for access to our Minecraft realm! Join us to have some fun and get your creativity on!

Want more Minecraft? Follow the links below to our other Minecraft related blog posts.