Yeah, about that…
In January, my wife and I became leaders for a subset of our church- Primary activity for boys (aka PAB).
On one of our first meetings, we discussed things we like to do. The boys were kind of surprised that I had some gaming in Common with several of them. When I mentioned Blockheads, they had never heard of it…
Fast forward to now, and I have a whitelisted Mac server set up as a SEL (social and emotional learning) environment. They boys range in age from 7-11years old, so I need to keep the server isolated (apologies). Still, we have ten boys, their parental units,and four leaders (another couple along with my wife and I) that are whitelisted on the server.
For my part, it’s been fun and interesting to watch. The boys know that the forum exists, but also that they need to be 13 to join. They’ve been warned off, and threatened with having their parents, as well as our bishop informed of any infractions, along with losing server privileges.
The fun part is watching a new group of players discovering BH for the first time. I can already pick out a ‘Bibliophile’, and maybe a ‘Jemni’ (unique interest in handcars). But letting them discover things on their own, etc…l is just a lot of fun to watch.
The husband of the other couple is a computer security expert, and his last lesson was included telling all the kids what their IPs were, and that he somehow knew everything they said in chat. So it really is a learning experience for them as well.
I know it really doesn’t count as having a “popular server”, but its been fun to play on one that has 8-10 people active most of the time.