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Minecraft For Dummies - Jacob Cordeiro

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Published: 1st February 2013
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Craft yourself an amazing game of Minecraft!

More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginners guide, you will quickly grasp how to play Minecraft in the three modes of game play: survival, creative, and hardcore. The easy-to-understand writing style walks you through every step of the way, from downloading the game to choosing a gaming platform to defending your creations against monsters and winning the game by defeating the Ender Dragon.

  • Explains how to use blocks to build amazing creations and engage in gameplay with other players
  • Details techniques for travelling across the biomes
  • Zeroes in on playing wisely in Survival mode so you can acquire resources to maintain your health and hunger
  • Shares tips for playing carefully in Creative mode, using your unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and more
  • Helps you play in Hardcore mode

Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!

About the Author

Jacob Cordeiro has been playing Minecraft since the Alpha pre-release. Jacob attends Stanford Online High School and won an award in the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing competition for his game entry.

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4.0

Must for Parent of any Minecrafter

By Ootha

from Canberra, AU

About Me Everyday Reader

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Parents
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    When my son wanted to play Minecraft I decided to find outabout it before letting him play. The book also works as a reference for me when he asks how to do something.

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    3.0

    gift for 10yr old

    By p4peter

    from Sydney

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    Pros

    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Bought as a gift for my 10yr old grandson, he rated it as pretty basic. That's what I would expect.

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      4.0

      Helpful

      By Burge

      from Gippsland

      About Me Casual Reader

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      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • A Bit Slow

      Best Uses

      • Reference
      • Special Needs

      The book was great help for the game of minecraft. Very good for first time starters to understand the game more in detail.

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      Introduction 1

      Chapter 1: Entering Minecraft 5

      Chapter 2: Planning for Your First Night 15

      Chapter 3: Overcoming Long-Term Obstacles 31

      Chapter 4: Discovering Blocks and Implementing Items 45

      Chapter 5: Mastering Mines and Farms 59

      Chapter 6: Surviving through Invention 71

      Chapter 7: Understanding the Natural World 93

      Chapter 8: Understanding the Man-Made World 103

      Chapter 9: Playing with MultiPlayer and Cheats 115

      Chapter 10: Customizing Your Experience 125

      Chapter 11: Ten Helpful Survival Tips 135

      Index 141

      ISBN: 9781118537145
      ISBN-10: 1118537149
      Series: For Dummies (Lifestyles Paperback)
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 160
      Published: 1st February 2013
      Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
      Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 14.2  x 1.0
      Weight (kg): 0.26
      Edition Number: 1