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7 Building Block Games like Minecraft

Well, that wouldn’t sound surprising to anyone who has tried his hands on this open sandbox game. The building aspects of Minecraft allow the players to create a 3D world of their own, using their creativity on textured cubes. Constant updates and upgrades, and a lot of modding has got Minecraft on the top in the block building game world. Internet (YouTube, Facebook, Reddit) has also helped this game become widely popular.

It is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Java platform, Java applet, iPad 2+, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Raspberry Pi. The best thing about Minecraft is that it gives the player all the freedom to choose how to play, ’cause it doesn’t have a specific set of goals to be achieved like other video games.

We give you games like Minecraft, which will let your creativity shine out, and keep you involved in its play.

Building Block Games like Minecraft

ACE OF SPADES

Ace of Spades, just like Minecraft, offers various game modes to keep the player engaged in interesting things. It is basically a first-person-shooter game, but it has added functions to create your own surroundings and benefit yourself. For instance, you can build a castle to save your team, or dig an underground attack to your enemy, with just a little creativity. This free-to-play game proves to be an incredibly fun alternative to Minecraft.

╙ Available for: Windows XP with SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7

BLOCKLAND

Blockland!, a single player and a multiplayer computer game, projects lego-like building blocks, letting the users to create their own little world. Create your own block-like characters, and make them work according to you. The Physics feature that’s available lets you destroy your creation as and when needed, which is actually more fun. The inclusion of mini tasks and mini games doesn’t let the player lose interest in the game. Its virtual world has bricks that seem like toy blocks styled as a mini-version of Minecraft.

╙ Available for: Mac OS X, Windows XP or higher, Steam

CUBELANDS

Cubelands feels a lot like Minecraft. This 3D online multiplayer building game lands you into a small world, wherein a couple of structures are preloaded for you to get an idea. It also offers a feature of being able to save the screenshots of their creation, and invite your friends on the desired server. The gameplay being the same, however, the options are limited, as compared to Minecraft. But this game totally comes for free, we can overlook a couple of limitations (wink!).

╙ Available for: Mac OS X, Windows, Android

MANIC DIGGER

Manic Digger is a clone to Minecraft with a greater flexibility―free, open-source, and simpler to play. Its vast world lets you design any imaginable thing in this world. Don’t worry as they don’t have zombies here to scare you, but they sure have introduced nighttime in the updated version of the game. Minecraft addicts are of the opinion that Manic Digger needs a bit of polishing for it to be addressed as a clone.

╙ Available for: Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

ROBLOX

ROBLOX (ROBO + BLOCKS) is a massive multiplayer online game where imagination is the limit. You can create something of your own, or stick to the pre-made maps by other users. Since everything in this sandbox game is being developed and created by players, it gives a lot of plots and game types to play. The free subscription is enough to get you a Minecraft-like experience.

╙ Available for: Mac OS X, Windows, Android, iPad 2+, iPhone 4+, iPod touch 5th generation

TERRARIA

You can call Terraria as the 2D scroller of Minecraft. Terraria would be loved by those who adore exploring deeper depths in a strange world. It is an action-adventure sandbox game that involves exploring, crafting, and constructing. Though this game has less of block building and more of material collection, it will be thoroughly enjoyed by Minecraft lovers.

╙ Available for: Mac OS X, Windows, Android, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Vita, Kindle Fire

FortressCraft

The only prominent thing that distinguishes FortressCraft from Minecraft is that it is available only on Xbox 360. Though it utilizes voxels to model scenarios, it still gives the reminiscence of Minecraft’s block-like appeal. It focuses more on building and socializing. Well, it isn’t pricey, but deciding to purchase it with your friends would be a better option.

╙ Available for: Xbox 360

This was our list of close alternatives to Minecraft. You could also try playing Block Story, Mine Test, and Garry’s Mod. Do tell us the games that you’re addicted to.

How to Play the Mario Party Drinking Game

Mario party drinking game rules
Got a booze party? This is a game that’s gonna’ be a real entertainer. You would surely be aware about Mario Party, but in case you aren’t; it’s a multiplayer, party video game in the Mario series wherein players assume roles of Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Daisy, Toad, Wario and Waluigi. The game features two modes; the party game mode, and the mini games mode. The former is ideal for multiple players and is set in a typical board game style where players use die blocks, and move their respective players accordingly.

But, how can this turn to a drinking game? Let’s see how. To play this game, you’ll require a couple of friends, a crate of beer, a Nintendo Wii console with four remotes and nunchuks (can be also played with Nintendo’s N64 or GameCube for older versions), and lastly a copy of Mario Party 8 or further.

Quickly refer to the Mario Party drinking game rules and begin playing.

How to Play the Mario Party Drinking Game

Each player sits with a can of beer and their respective remotes. The players who end up meeting any of the conditions given below drink. Here goes!

(Note: A sip is nothing less than a mouthful.)

◉ On each turn, the player who rolls the lowest takes a sip.

◉ If a player earns a star, the other players take a sip.

◉ If a player wins a minigame, he/she can ask any player to take 2 sips.

◉ In a 2 on 2 minigame, the losing team takes 2 sips each.

◉ In a 1 on 3 minigame, if 3 lose, each takes a sip. If 1 loses, he/she takes 3 sips.

◉ In a battle, the player at 4th place takes 3 sips, the one at 3rd place takes 2, and the player who comes 2nd takes 1 sip.

◉ If a player lands on the Bowser space, he/she has to take 2 sips of beer.

◉ If a player lands on the Donkey Kong space, he/she can ask any player to take 3 sips.

◉ If a player lands on a spot already occupied by another player, all players on that spot take two sips.

◉ Each time a player passes start, he/she takes a sip.

◉ If a player gets a bonus mushroom, he/she chooses a player to take a sip.

◉ If a player gets a poisoned mushroom, he/she takes a sip.

◉ The winner of the game is the player to collect the maximum number of stars. Once a player is declared the winner, all the remaining players gulp all of their remaining beer.

The above rules are completely flexible. In case you feel you need to change a rule or devise a new one, go ahead and do so. However, just make sure that the game is fun and entertaining.