The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft

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Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly as you learn the secrets of Minecraft!

Stephen O’Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. He’s seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal combat traps and tricks you need to know… ...

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Overview

Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly as you learn the secrets of Minecraft!

Stephen O’Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. He’s seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal combat traps and tricks you need to know… teach you enchantments of unimaginable power… help you survive where few dare to go… help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft!

  • Quick-start guide for first-night survival
  • Customize your experience: monstrous, peaceful, and more
  • Harvest resources, craft tools and shelters—let there be light
  • Grab your pickaxe: mine iron, gold, diamonds, and redstone
  • Escape (or defeat!) 14 types of hostile mobs
  • Get friendly mobs on your side and build automated farms
  • Brew potions to cure ills, gain superpowers, and throw at enemies
  • Transform your shelter into a palace (or a secret underwater base)
  • Create new worlds and master the fine art of terraforming
  • Learn the secrets of redstone devices, and build incredible rail systems
  • Play safely through The Nether and The End

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Minecraft is an opportunity waiting to happen, but it fulfills its possibilities best when you are equipped with the best training wheels. This second edition of a player-endorsed guide sets you on the road and bypaths to playing proficiency by teaching the rudiments of this exciting game. A 340-page ready reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789753571
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 10/6/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 101,350
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen O’Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur currently residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has previously written 28 books across multiple editions with publishers such as Prentice Hall and Que, including several best-selling titles. He also founded Typefi, the world’s leading automated publishing system, and invented a new type of espresso machine called mypressi. He has been using Minecraft since its alpha release and remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity it engenders. The first edition of this book was an international bestseller. Stephen is also the author of The Advanced Minecraft Strategy Guide, published by Que.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch 1: Getting Started
Ch 2: Gathering Resources
Ch 3: Crafting
Ch 4: Mining
Ch 5: Combat
Ch 6: Building

Ch 7: Farming
Ch 8: Redstone
Ch 9: Enchantments
Ch 10: Villages
Ch 11: Playing Through: The Nether and The End
Ch 12: Customizing Your Experience
Ch 14: Multiplayer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    :)

    Excellent guide to Minecraft, and very detailed and specific about what to do. It's got everything.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    The boys loved it!

    The two boys I bought this book for, loved it. They are using the book to further their building in Minecraft. It is also helpful for the adults to better understand the game.

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    Awsome!

    Buy this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    DEDICATED TO SKYDOESMINECRAFT(ALL BUDDER!)

    JUST KIDDING!!!!!! I LOVE SQUIDS!!!!! EVERYDAY, I SPAWN SQUIDS IN MY POOL!!!!! I LOVE THE SQUID ARMY!!!!!! SQUIDS ARE SMARTER THAN YOU!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! I AM THE BEST!!!!!!!!! /\/\
    ONE MORE THING: I HATE BUDDER!!!! NO, IT'S GOLD!!!!! STAMPY AND SQUID ROCKS!!!!!!

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Dkc

    Rocks if you need any tips for donkey kong country ask me.~poopwoop11

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    This product is a book

    This product is a book

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Nobody called 3...3!

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    4 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    ?

    Is it the game/ video/ or a book

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    To num 8

    I agree give us apps

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Olibo

    They should put the real minecraft!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    Fourth

    Matthewyee

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    To BN

    Can you pleeeaassee get games for the nook simple touch? If it can run apps while being rooted, then it can run apps natuvely!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2014

    Very useful compilation of Minecraft information. Have implemen

    Very useful compilation of Minecraft information. Have implemented many of the techniques outlined in this book to improve my Minecraft builds. Highly recommend this publication to others for all that the book covers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Lord Ender 86

    Amazimg so helpful

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    HELLO

    PUT MINECRAFT ON THE NOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YOU WILL GET ALOT OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Asome

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    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Awesome command

    /give yournamehere 119 from bottlecaps8

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    So helpfull

    The bomb

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    I claim -5!!!

    I saw that desert temple description glitched. This would be cool if it updated . I want to see the water monuments! BTW sky actually calls it butter. no d.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    good

    Good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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