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Mine Chest Minecraft Subscription Box Review – May 2016

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We finally got our package from Mine Chest! We signed up for this box back in January when they first started taking subscriptions, and the kids have been asking me about it at least weekly ever since. They are HUGE Minecraft addicts, and this box delivers official and exclusive Minecraft items every month!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Mine Chest

The Cost: $29.99 + $7 shipping = $36.99 per month

The Products: A box filled with officially licensed and often exclusive Minecraft swag!

Ships to: US only

Check out the Geek + Nerd Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Mine Chest to your subscription list or wishlist!

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This is the information card that was included, and it’s written up very cleverly in postcard style. This month’s theme is The Beta Age. The box (pictured above) is also a collectible, and subscribers are encouraged to keep them and build in real life just like in the game! We don’t really have the space for it in our home, but maybe we can collect them for a few months…

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Finally beta! Tee – Value $10?

This is the first of what promises to be many Mine Chest exclusive items. This was my eight-year-old’s favorite item in the box! It’s nice and sturdy, too.

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DIY Crafting Recipe

We just got this box and I know people are anxious to see what’s inside, so we haven’t had time to do this craft yet. BUT, it’s really cool because it’s a group craft! You build a Minecraft-style cave using these instructions, then share with all the other subscribers on social media using the #minechest hashtag. I also like this idea because both of the boys can build their own!

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Mine Chest Exclusive Sticker – Value $1?

This is a pretty big sticker, and my eight-year-old was really happy to add it to his collection.

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Changelog – Value $3?

This is an unlined pocket notebook that the boys can use to note all the changes they make to their various realms. I think at this point I have to confess that I don’t fully understand Minecraft. I support my kids’ complete obsession with it because I like that it has a lot of building and other types of creativity, but when they explain things to me about it, I kind of just smile and nod!

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Minecraft Collectible Sticker-Cards – Value about $3

My sons have received these before in subscription boxes, and they love them! Like Minecraft, these packs are confusing to me, but each card has a removable sticker on the front and a poster puzzle piece on the back, plus they are trading cards. There’s a lot going on here!

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Wooden Stamp Block and Ink Pad – Value $10?

This is another Mine Chest exclusive! I have a feeling I know what our holiday cards are going to contain lots of this year… The boys love stamping and now they can just go crazy building stuff on paper! Fun!

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Creeper Mug – Value $9.99

This was my ten-year-old’s favorite item in the box! He loves it!

Spoiler Alert: Next month’s theme is The Nether!

Verdict: What a great first box from Mine Chest! The boys loved everything they received and are anxious to get started with some of these little projects, especially the crafting. If the values I’ve estimated are anything close to correct, then I think what we received is just about equal to the cost of the box. Of course I would love to see the value increase a bit in the future, but it’s always hard to tell what will happen after the first box. This box was a huge win for us, and I think it would make a great gift or subscription for any true Minecraft fan!

What do you think of Mine Chest?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

9 Comments

  1. Anybody know if this first box can still be purchased?

    • The “Beta” box sold out. Then they were selling the “Nether” box. There are 16 more days to sign up for that one.

      • Just got my Netherlands June box in. I have spoiler pics if you want them.

  2. I loved the box! Unfortunately this sub was bought so long ago that now my son is no longer into Minecraft. Not too sure what to do with it now. lol Although he did look a little excited about it at first, then it was like he remembered it wasn’t his thing anymore. lol Ah, teenagers…

  3. Hahahahaha! All of my kids are obsessed. We had 5 of them on phones playing together for a while before a couple became phoneless. They convinced my brother to get it on his 360 and keep trying to get me to play. I don’t get it, either! Like….at all.

  4. I must say that this is a very bad first box.
    I do understand that simplicity that they wanted to add to the theme “Beta”
    but common, 3 real items and lots of fillers for 37$?

    After Minecraft increasing steadily the game price this is grabbing money from all the parents pockets all over again.

  5. I remember the “finally beta” logo, I got an chuckle out of that shirt.

    I also like the mug – it’s a cute box but I’m not sure I would’ve been overly thrilled with it. I don’t like junky fillers (stickers, craft instructions, cheap notebook).

  6. I am the opposite, I got my children into minecraft.

    Minecraft is a digital sandbox game, in which if you can think it, you can create it, from computers (That actually work), to full out worlds.

    A sandbox game literally means that there is no point to it, other than the point you make for yourself. Digital lego.

    With that said, it is a lot of fun, if you guys ever want to get into it, sit down, and play.

  7. I’ll definitely have to keep this box in mind for my son… he’s starting to get into minecraft. And I don’t understand it at all! He tries to explain it but I just nod too. But this box does look fun. Hopefully the value increases a little bit.

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