As we approach the doldrums of winter what could be more cheerful than hours of incessant Minecrafting with you and your loved ones? While you can easily run a server on any computer (the program requires a server app to run in conjunction with a client “game” app), why not use your newly acquired Raspberry Pi? I don’t know!
This Instructable essentially tells you how to make a Minecraft Server in a few easy steps and, with a little effort, port forward that server so you and your friends can connect to it remotely.
You should note that the instructions are little aged but if you’ve picked up a RaspPi for Christmas it might make a fun afternoon project for you and the wee ones. After all, why lay around all day watching The Wire when you and your kids can smash Creepers and herd pigs?