I play A LOT of minecraft and it is a very fun game. The single player mode is definitely child friendly but you need to be careful about SMP (multiplayer.)
I have been a mod for a few servers and I try to keep them fairly pg-13 but they can get a bit rowdy. There is a big age difference between the players. I know it sounds weird but I’m 28 and play with some as young as 12.
You should really monitor your child’s multiplayer experience or consider getting a private “family” server. I think I’ve seen some for as low as 6$ per month that just he and his friends can play on.
Most of the people are pretty nice but there are some trolls online. Its a very diverse game. I will look up some kid friendly servers and see what I find.
I would definitely recommend you get him the game, but check out the servers before hand to see if they are ok. Its a great learning game and even teaches you how to build “electronic” devices.
Thanks for the info.
If I download it to one PC can I load the game on any other PC’s? I can’t find out if it is a single license.