Mine Chest Minecraft Subscription Box Review – May 2016
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.)
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
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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…
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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?