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Jacob Cordeiro
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12 April 2013 For Dummies
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!

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Portable Edition edition (12 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118537149
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118537145
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 13.7 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Learn to: Use blocks to build anything you can imagine Protect what you've built from monsters Survive, mine, and go on adventures in the Minecraft world Customize your experience Get started in Minecraft or go deeper — this book helps you do both Playing Minecraft is an intriguing, creative experience. If you've been curious and want to get started, this book shows you the ropes. And if you know the basics but long to become a mad scientist or venture into Hardcore mode, you'll find out how to do that too. Learn to play Minecraft and enjoy endless entertainment! Enter the game — purchase and download Minecraft and register your account Create your world — build your Minecraft world and explore it in a single-player game Learn to survive — find out how to create a shelter, avoid hunger, start a farm, and begin mining Refine your skills — study the different types of blocks and learn to engineer with redstone circuits Visit the villages — where you can trade, excavate valuable structures, and battle zombies Move up to new gameplay options — venture into Adventure and Hardcore play and manage the Minecraft filesystem Open the book and find: How to survive your first night in Minecraft What to monitor as you play Tips for building an effective house Necessary mining tools The physics of the game How to start and join a LAN server Ten useful gameplay tips

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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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My 9 year old is thrilled with this book. 16 May 2013
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I bought this book with the intention of understanding a bit more about Minecraft as my 9 year old is obsessed and speaks of little else. From that respect the book is great as it's very clear with lots of screenshots and a step by step guide to getting started.

My son swiped it soon after it arrived in the house though as has taken it to bed with him every night since. He is a reluctant reader and its difficult to get him to read anything but he has read this from cover to cover and has it with him when he is playing so he can look things up that he doesn't understand. He discovered how to do things like build beacons and how to use potions ( or something like that!).

We have recommended it to all the Minecraft fans we know. It's particularly great for younger players as I suspect older players can get what info they need from forums and such but my son does not yet know how to the navigate the web that well and I am happy to delay that for as long as possible.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly good book!!! 21 May 2013
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This book really helped me with minecraft and I would recommend it massively!!!
Best minecraft book there is that I know of!!!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for new people and experienced ones 15 Aug 2013
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I'm very experienced at minecraft and I still got lots of new tips on how to do lots more things in minecraft I would recommend this book to all minecraft players
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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nice size (A5) and full of useful info. only gripe is the bonus chapter and recipe chapter aren't in the book, they're printable from the dummies website. just google it.
otherwise good buy, and price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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This is s very thorough introduction that both my 10 year old and 8 year old can easily follow and benefit from. It is an invaluable starting point for them.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 26 April 2013
The book is really good! Each page is in detailed writing and is full of colour! This is an ideal book for the starters in minecraft to the complex players, This book doesnt just tell you about the game but about how you can buy it, using Mojang Etc.. I love it, Would certainly recommend to a friend!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT!!!! 4 Dec 2013
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I choose this for my niece and son who are huge minecraft fans. Whilst I don't understand this minecraft phenomenon I am confident they will learn loads from this brilliant book. Just scanning through this book it looks informative, educational and fun. I'm really pleased with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars minecraft for dummies 31 Jan 2014
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Thought the book would be bigger, more like some of the others in this series as it was bought for a present for my grandson.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cool beans
This was a very good guide for minecraft, more comprehensive than any other guide.
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Published 2 months ago by Xertox
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant - my son loved it!
Published 3 months ago by D. K. Durno
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Let's just say this book tells you EVERYTHING about MineCraft.I cannot say anymore,but I rate this **** because there are a few spelling mistakes,like typing "color" instead of... Read more
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A fantastic book! very informative and helps when i'm stuck, which is quite often at the moment! Tells you whats what.
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The book I read to research this post was Minecraft For Dummies by Jacob Cordeiro which is a very good book that I bought on kindle. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dad's friend to keep up with the kids.
Helpful for me as a dad. I think I am showing the kids now. Which is a good thing these days.
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