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Perfect Back-to-School Gift: Minecraft Backback

Are you looking for a perfect back-to-school gift for your grandkids that will make you their fav grand? If you’re a cool grandparent, you’ve heard of Minecraft and maybe already played it with your g-kids. Minecraft has more than 100 million registered users and most of them are kids!

Grandparents and kids alike will recognize this backpack because it’s shaped like one of the icons of this generation… the CREEPER! 

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.

It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty.You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.

Minecraft is addictive, and as such it already eats kids’ homework by distracting them for hours.  However, now kids can claim the Creeper ate their homework for real as they open up this backpack to reveal their books, assignments, lunch, and more.

minecraft backpackThanks to the Creeper Backpack’s thoughtful design and 9 hotkey storage slots, mining for homework, pens, pencils, folders and more are made easy.

  • Minecraft Creeper Backpack
  • Officially-licensed Minecraft merchandise
  • A ThinkGeek creation and exclusive!
  • Double zippers on all compartments
  • Padded base, dividers, back, and straps
  • Top loop for quick escape
  • Materials: 100% Polyester
  • Water-resistant
  • Hand wash only. Do not iron.
  • Dimensions: 12″ wide X 18″ high x 7″ deep (exterior)

Main compartment: 11″ wide x 14″ tall x 2″ deep (360° padding)

Middle section: 11″ wide x 13 1/2″ tall x 2 1/2″ deep

Front pocket: 10″ wide x 13″ tall x 1″ deep (plus 5-pocket organizer and pen holder


Learn more here: https://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1758/?srp=2

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According to a recent article in The Guardian by , “The most implausible thing of all is that this ostensibly simplistic and unrealistic game currently has more than 40 million players worldwide, many of whom are fanatical in their devotion to it. And it was created not by some large multimedia corporation but by a single Swedish programmer, Markus Persson, who has made hundreds of millions of dollars from it, and who is regarded by Minecraft players with the kind of awed respect that Linus Torvalds is accorded by users of the Linux operating system.

The worldwide domination of Markus Persson’s building-blocks game is a triumph for the power of human imagination. The Minecraft phenomenon runs counter to almost every trend in the contemporary computing industry, which is towards the kind of consumer lock-in and corporate control that we see in the “normal” games industry, in which teenagers frenziedly play a new game for a few weeks and then drop it. And perhaps therein lies the secret of Minecraft‘s attraction: it’s open-ended. Players’ possibilities are bounded only by the limits of their imaginations.  Read more


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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