Top 10 Minecraft Minigame Servers

Minecraft is a game that took the world by storm several years ago with its main survival mode style of play and ability to break down blocks made of various materials and build almost anything you want. Monsters come out at night, and it’s up to you to find a way to survive by whatever means possible. But with the ability to build anything comes the ability to craft different styles of play on private Minecraft computer servers.  If you get bored playing the normal survival mode, you can always search for Minecraft minigame servers which offer different game variants that are often very creative.

Product FAQ

1. What Are Minecraft Minigame Servers?

Minicraft minigame servers are special places online where, rather than playing the regular Minecraft game, you can play short, special games that have been created by other players.

2. What Does a Minecraft Minigame Server Do?

A Minecraft minigame server is a virtual place found on the internet. It has its own address, and if players know this address, they can join the server and play the games. The minigame server is a room for people to commune in, similar to a chat room. However, rather than chatting, you get to play games.

3. How Does a Minecraft Minigame Server Work?

Certain computer programmers or Minecraft players create a minigame and upload it to an online server. Online servers have an address, and if this address is shared, other players can go to this address and play the minigames.  

4. Where Can You Buy Them?

Minigame servers cannot be bought; they are shared online by developers who choose to create them. As long as you have already purchased Minecraft, you can find an address to a minigame server that interests you and join.

How We Reviewed

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The following Minecraft minigame servers were reviewed based on the following parameters—game variety, server reliability, website professionalism, community motivation, and community size. While some of these are niche servers, others appeal to a broad audience. We believe the ability to reach a broad audience is the sign of a superior server.

In addition, some servers have more uptime than others, and we feel uptime can affect a player’s enjoyment of the server. A server that goes down often can be frustrating; thus, servers which stay up longer tend to be superior and mean that they have a great tech support team that is working to provide you with the best experience possible.

Also, first impressions are everything. The first impression a server gives off is through its website, and a professional looking website has a lot to say about the team that is caring for the server and making sure that it is the best that it can be. A poorly put together website may mean that there are not many funds for the server or that the owners simply do not care enough to boost its presentation.

The best servers tend to interact with the community a lot and get them excited about playing the game. This can come in the form of contests or objectives which ultimately lead to rewards.  

And finally, the last thing we looked at was community size. Some servers, although they may be great, are just too small to reach a broad audience. We believe that the amount of players on a server is a measure of the server’s popularity as well as the satisfaction of the community of players.  

What We Reviewed

  • ExtremeCraft.net
  • mc.blockdrop.org
  • mc.snapcraft.net
  • skykingdoms.net
  • mc-central.net
  • play.universemc.us
  • play.cubecraft.net
  • play.jartexnetwork.com
  • rexcraftia.com
  • play.battleasya.com

ExtremeCraft.net

Features

If you’re looking for Minecraft minigame servers that have a lot of variety, ExtremeCraft.net will give you that. After joining, you have eleven different modes to choose from that offer variants on the classic game—creative modes, RPG mode, and much more. In addition, there are tons of members here with a great tech team that keeps adding more to the server and keeping it running smoothly. It currently has 667 people playing and is online 99.3% of the time. If you are looking for lots of fun modes with reliability, this is a great one to try out.

Pros  

  • A variety of game modes
  • Decent amount of members
  • 99.3% uptime

Cons  

  • Very basic
  • Clunky website

mc.blockdrop.org

Features

This is another great server that is really playful (no pun intended!). Just by looking at their website, you can tell that they have a passion for the game. ExtremeCraft.net has all of the games they offer except for their newest game called “City Life.” In this new game, you get to play arcade games and essentially win prizes such as gadgets, suits, or emotes. This server currently has 550 players and is rapidly growing. It also has a 99.6% uptime rate, meaning you will hardly get kicked out of the server at all.

Pros  

  • Has the exclusive game “City Life”       
  • Server is rapidly growing
  • 99.6% uptime

Cons  

  • Doesn’t have as many games as other servers overall

mc.snapcraft.net

Features

If you want a lot of people to play with, this is one of the Minecraft minigame servers you’ll want to be a part of. With 1,288 people playing on this one, it is massive and dense. Another special thing about it is that they have two custom minigames that you won’t find in other places—Earthgames and Zombie. The fact that there are so many people on this server tells you that it’s a lot of fun and people really enjoy what they are experiencing. It’s worth taking a look at solely to try out their custom games and see if you like them or not.

Pros  

  • Many players (1,288)     
  • Two original minigames to try out
  • 99.4% uptime

Cons  

  • Could be too crowded for some people
  • Not as tight-knit as other smaller groups

skykingdoms.net

Features 

Skykingdoms.net is based out of the UK, and it is one of the smallest Minecraft minigame servers out there. It only has 189 players. Don’t let the small size turn you away, however, because although it is small, it has some interesting games that other servers don’t have.  For example, they have games such as Quake and a variant of Survival that has slime and lucky blocks. Ultimately, you’re in for a different experience considering you will have less competition and a few more ways to play each game.

Pros  

  • Features the game Quake 
  • Features Survival with slime and lucky blocks
  • Less competition
  • 99.6% uptime

Cons  

  • Very small population
  • May be forced to play certain minigames depending on how many people are playing at the time

mc-central.net

Features

This is a massive server with 2,288 active players. It also has a 100% uptime, which is excellent. You can’t get any better than that. They have all the essential games you would want to play and even give away prizes to the winners. You can get Paypal Rewards for winning minigames, which is a big incentive for you to try your best. They also give you the option to vote for their website every day, and the top voters every month get a $25 gift certificate to use in their web store. The web store has all kinds of upgrades that will help you out when playing the minigames, so you can gain an advantage.

Pros  

  • Tons of games      
  • Paypal Rewards given out after every playing season
  • Gift certificates given out for voting for their server
  • 100% uptime
  • Professional staff
  • Forum for chat available
  • They have a web store
  • 2,288 active players
  • Ability to apply for leadership positions

Cons  

  • Might be too crowded for some players’ taste

play.universemc.us

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Features

Pros  

UniverseMC is another one of the smaller Minecraft minigame servers, but it still has a great community. It only has 121 people on the server, but this just means it is a group of tight-knit people.  Although it is small, it does offer seven game types including their own original game, Earthgames. They have a few of the basic well-known game variants as well, and people are not disappointed with their experiences from the server.  What is really admirable is that though they are small, they have a 100% uptime, meaning you won’t have to worry about the server going down in the middle of a game.

  • Tight-knit   
  • Features their original game, Earthgames
  • Contains several of the basic server minigames
  • 100% uptime

Cons  

  • Very small
  • Lacking several basic server minigames

play.cubecraft.net

Features 

Cubecraft isn’t walking among the giants, but with its 1232 members, it is still pretty large when it comes to Minecraft minigame servers. It has a lot of the same features and games as MC-Cental; however, the one noticeable thing it is missing compared to MC-Central is the competition promotion. They have leaderboards but do not offer rewards to those who win in the games. The forums, marketplace, games, and voting ability are all there, but if you’re looking to win prizes, you might just want to look elsewhere.

Pros  

  • Fairly large with 1232 members         
  • Has a store
  • Has a forum
  • 99.6% uptime

Cons  

  • No prizes to win

play.jartexnetwork.com

Features 

This is one of the most basic Minecraft minigame servers to where there really isn’t too much to say about it. It features only the most basic games that most of the other servers have. It is also pretty small with only 456 members. They have big plans, as their website is absolutely amazing with all sorts of features (forums, leaderboards, store, voting, etc). However, they just don’t have that many members yet. This doesn’t mean it’s a bad server, but there really isn’t too much special about it besides the professionalism of their website.

Pros  

  • Amazing-looking website            
  • Lots of features to take advantage of
  • 98.8% uptime

Cons  

  • Very few players
  • Only features the basic games

rexcraftia.com

Features

Rexcraftia is niche as far as Minecraft minigame servers are concerned as it is designed for one thing—survival mode with objectives. With only 84 people on the server, it is made to make the most out of survival mode and has been tweaked by the owner. The owner of the server has customized everything from the weapons to the scenery. In addition, it is made for PVP and allows you to gain rewards for finishing dungeons and explore the unique world the owner has made. If you love PVP survival mode in Minecraft, this will provide you with an experience you have never seen before.

Pros  

  • A completely customized world            
  • PVP survival mode at its finest
  • 98.9% uptime

Cons  

  • Only survival mode
  • Extremely low amount of players

play.battleasya.com

Features 

This is another niche server because it is geared towards those who live in Asia and those who want to connect with the people of Asia. It offers many of the basic minigames that other Minecraft minigame servers offer and is home to 92 players. Because the server is based in the Philippines, there may be a language barrier between those in American and those in Asia. For some, this is a learning experience while others may feel this is not their cup of tea. Their website does not have too much to offer besides an online store, but it is still very professionally put together.

Pros  

  • Great for Americans wanting to connect with the people of Asia  
  • Great for Asian-Americans who want to connect back with their countries
  • Have an online store
  • 98.8% uptime

Cons  

  • Very small community
  • Language barrier can become a problem when connecting with other server members

The Verdict

Without a doubt, MC-Central is hands down the best of the Minecraft minigame servers. It has everything a Minecraft player could want from a variety of classic and original games, contests with rewards, a professional website, 100% uptime, and a whopping 2,288 players. There is a little something for everyone here, and those who like to meet other players will surely enjoy it. This isn’t to say that the other sites we have reviewed here are bad by any means. But MC-Central is an amazing server that reaches a large audience and does what it does best—help you make the most of Minecraft.

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