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.
About the Author
Thomas Stay, Jesse's 12-year-old son, eats, drinks and breathes Minecraft.
Jacob Cordeiro won an award for his game entry in the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing competition.
Table of Contents
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