Can Minecraft Pocket Edition play with a desktop Minecraft?
My kids are playing Minecraft on 2 PCs, creative mode. They are connected by the way of one of them starts a single player game on the other one than joins that game over the LAN.
Can I, using Minecraft PE on my iPad, join their game as well?
Could you accept a different answer? Mine is outdated. I think **this one** has the most precise and relevant information.
No, you can't. They're entirely different games.
You can as of version 0.12.1 (Sep 2015) http://www.pcworld.com/article/2982932/software-games/minecraft-pocket-edition-now-lets-windows-10-ios-and-android-gamers-play-together.html