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Minecraft For Dummies - Jacob Cordeiro


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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gift for 10yr old

By p4peter

from Sydney

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    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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    By Burge

    from Gippsland

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    • Easy To Read
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    • A Bit Slow

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    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
    Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.97
    Weight (kg): 1.43