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Minecraft convention, Minefaire, sets Guinness World Record

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The Philly area has set a new Guinness World Record, this time its thanks to a video game convention.

Minefaire, the Minecraft-themed video game convention, came to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center this past Saturday and Sunday and set the Guinness World Record for the largest convention for a single video game, with 12,140 attendees.

Kids were told to show their parents "everything they've learned about Minecraft" during Minefaire Sunday at the Greater Philadelphia Convention Center in Oaks.

Kids were told to show their parents “everything they’ve learned about Minecraft” during Minefaire Sunday at the Greater Philadelphia Convention Center in Oaks.

Chad Collins, one of two Bucks County dads who created Minefaire, said in a press release, ” We were determined to create a one-of-a-kind experience that ensures children are building valuable learning skills as they play. Our kids may live in a digital world, but at Minefaire, they come together as a community to share ideas, collaborate and build social skills.”

Minecraft is the second-best-selling standalone video game of all time and is only outranked by Tetris, which has more than 100 million copies sold, according to Tetris creators. Minecraft is a game where players can build structures using materials shaped like blocks. In the game’s Creative mode, players can use any materials they like while choosing from a palette of bricks, plants and materials.  In the game’s Survival mode, players must craft food and buildings in order to survive from hunger and the mobs  or monsters that come out when the sun goes down in the game.

For more information on Minefaire visit minefaire.com

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