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Minecraft For Dummies

Minecraft For Dummies

Jesse Stay, Thomas Stay, Jacob Cordeiro

ISBN: 978-1-118-96824-6

Dec 2014

384 pages

Select type: E-Book



Don't be a Minecraft tourist – get expert tips and advice in this full-color primer

Minecraft For Dummies is the complete guide to playing within the Minecraft world. With easy-to-follow guidance from a team of Minecraft experts, you'll develop programming and engineering skills as you build amazing creations using in-game blocks and mechanical devices. Whether you prefer the PC, console, or portable platform, this helpful guide will walk you through the process of setting up and beginning gameplay, and engage with other users from all around the globe. With this trusty guidebook in hand, you'll navigate the infinite world of Minecraft with confidence, skills, and a storehouse of expert advice.

Minecraft is the sandbox construction game that has become a mainstream phenomenon with over a hundred million players. A virtually infinite world and versatile style of play offer endless possibilities for both the hardcore gamer and the total noob, and Minecraft For Dummies shows you everything you need to know before you break your first block.

  • Choose your platform, download the game, and play in all three modes
  • Gather resources, place and break blocks, and use circuits and logic gates
  • Defend your creations against spiders, skeletons, zombies, and the Creeper
  • Travel across the biomes and defeat the enderdragon to win the game

Whether you play to win or just like to explore, there is a style of Minecraft that will spark your imagination. Create or destroy, make war or peace, attack or defend – the game is whatever you want it to be. If you're ready to leave your mark on this digital universe, Minecraft For Dummies is the primer you need to get up to speed.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Minecraft 7

Chapter 1: Entering Minecraft 9

Chapter 2: Surviving the First Night 25

Part II: Learning the Basic Skills 47

Chapter 3: Surviving Hunger 49

Chapter 4: Discovering Blocks and Items 65

Part III: Mastering Techniques 83

Chapter 5: Understanding Biomes and Mastering Farms 85

Chapter 6: Mastering Mines 115

Chapter 7: Increasing Resources through Villages and Excavation 125

Chapter 8: Developing Redstone 139

Chapter 9: Progressing Through the Later Block Ages 163

Chapter 10: Powering Up 193

Chapter 11: Advancing to the Nether, the End, and Beyond 213

Part IV: Expanding Your Minecraft Experience 225

Chapter 12: Playing in Multiplayer Worlds and Cheats 227

Chapter 13: Customizing Your Experience 241

Chapter 14: Minecraft in the Larger World 267

Part V: Making Minecraft a Family Affair 275

Chapter 15: Choosing the Platform That Works for You 277

Chapter 16: Understanding the Minecraft Game Modes 283

Chapter 17: Understanding What Every Parent Needs to Know about Minecraft 295

Part VI: The Part of Tens 313

Chapter 18: Ten Helpful Survival Tips 315

Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Building Tips and Tricks 325

Chapter 20: Ten Helpful Redstone Tips and Contraptions 339

Index 357

“…this book is actually really good. For the beginner who wants to get involved, to the creative type who want some help with the more advanced mechanics, to the seasoned survival goon who wants to conquer the end. This book really does cover everything.” (Invision Game Community, February 2015)

“Whether you are a family of Minecraft players or like me; you are a parent of a Minecraft addict and you want to know a little more information, then this book is a worthwhile investment.” (Stressy Mummy parenting blog, April 2015)