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Two Sons Build Their Dad An Incredible Treasure Hunt In Minecraft

I stumbled across this post in Reddit and it was too good not to share. A father has begun playing Minecraft with his children, but they don’t want to make it too easy on him. If he wants to spend time with his kids he has to earn it, by taking part in one of the most elaborate games of hide and seek I’ve ever seen.

It begins at a spawn with a book and an island in the sky. On the island in the sky is a chest next to a block of Obsidian. Obsidian, as Minecraft players are no doubt aware, can only be cracked open with a diamond pick axe. Inside the chest is a note: the map to the sons’ base is inside the Obsidian. They have hidden a diamond pickaxe below to help him open it.

And thus begins an epic adventure that will lead the Dad to hell and back. To mines, to forests, to chicken coops and beyond! It will even take him to a shack owned by a man Harold, in a nod to Fallout, his favourite game.

If you have a spare five minutes it’s well worth reading the original post, just to get a feel for how elaborate this whole quest actually is. It’s insane. Dear son, I know you’re only 12 months old and you’re all about chewing on toilet paper right now, but when you’re older you better do something this cool for me!