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Minecraft Recipes For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Jesse Stay , Thomas Stay
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A quick, handy reference on Minecraft recipes

Want to find resources, make a shelter, craft tools, armor, and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters with Minecraft recipes? You've come to the right place! In a handy, portable edition that's packed with step-by-step instructions, Minecraft Recipes For Dummies makes it easy to look up the required items and figure out which blocks you need to gather to create each item. You'll get recipes for weapons, armor, transportation, mechanism, food, dye, wool, and brewing, as well as information on enchanting, repairing, gathering, farming, efficiency, and more.

Minecraft is more than just a game: it's an obsession. It has gone from an obscure game with a cult-like following to a mainstream phenomenon. Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly guide, you'll get quick and easy access to Minecraft recipes to enhance your game and get even more out of this popular, addictive game.

  • Shows you which blocks you'll need to gather to create shelter, tools, armor, weapons, and more
  • Makes it easier for both beginner and advanced Minecraft players to make the most of the game
  • Playing the game teaches users basic programming skills and engineering concepts
  • The author's sons—both avid Minecraft players and bloggers—contributed to the writing of this book

Minecraft Recipes For Dummies is the portable guide that goes where you go as you create a world you'll never want to leave.

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From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Make a shelter and protect yourself
  • Craft tools, armor, and weapons
  • Find the blocks needed to create items
  • Quickly repair blocks that have been destroyed

The quick, easy, and fun way to get started with Minecraftrecipes

Dive into Minecraft like never before! This complete,easy–to–use guide to Minecraft recipes shows players how to exploreMinecraft to the limit and learn recipes to up their game. Fromhouse and tool recipes to more advanced recipes for enchantmentsand brewing, this fun resource will open your eyes to a whole newworld.

  • Get crafty find out how to craft recipes in Minecraft,from basic house and tools recipes to more advanced moves
  • The best defense get started with attack planning andcrafting of weapons and armor
  • Hone your skills go into survival mode by learning toharvest food and food items, create utensils, mine ore, and craftadvanced household items
  • A touch of class work with decorative blocks, buildfrom Ocean Monuments with Prismarine, and work with sponges
  • Pure enchantment find out how to create enchantmenttools and learn to enchant

Open the book and find:

  • Recipes for houses, tools, and PE stonecutter
  • Ways to craft weapons and armor
  • Tips for working with decorative blocks
  • How to craft dyes and find hidden uses for them
  • The lowdown on engineering Redstone
  • How to create transportation

About the Author

Jesse Stay, The Social Geek and father of 7current and future Minecraft players, studies and learns about newbusiness–altering paradigm shifts in technology. Thomas Stayis Jesse s 12 year old son, who eats, drinks, and breathesMinecraft.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3410 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118968271
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (29 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #627,407 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Square Meals? 8 Jan. 2015
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Firstly let's clear up a mistake the dummy reviewing this book made. Just above the title of this book are the words 'Portable Edition'. Being a bit of an old duffer, I conflated 'portable edition' with 'pocket edition'. Pocket Edition as any nine year old will tell you is Minecraft on a phone or tablet. Portable edition refers to these slimmer narrower Dummies guides. The information in this book is not just for Minecraft PE. Realising this earlier would have saved me lots of conversations with my son that went something like,

'What about Prismarine?'
*sigh* 'not in the pocket edition Dad...'
*sigh* 'not in the pocket edition Dad...'

So I gleefully noted lots of errors and omissions, ready to unleash a toxic review on this piece of misleading filth. Thankfully the pocket/portable thing dawned on me early enough. I'd lost some time but I still had my face.

It wasn't time entirely wasted. There was some good father-son bonding, even with the sighing and poking around on Minecraft wikis I learned more about what my children spend a great deal of their lives doing, namely building stuff out of cubes. In my day this was called Lego and hurt a lot more if you trod on it.

So the book then.

Firstly, it has recipes from various platforms (PC, PE, Raspberry Pi and console) in it, which is certainly a good thing. It's a Dummies guide, so a no-frills how to do it. These books are never style over substance, (again a good thing) but it is at least full colour. My son has read until broken the Minecraft primers . I can't really recommend these enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Katharine Kirby TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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All is could criticise about this book is its name, which of course it's stuck with, being part of the now household brand of ... for Dummies. No one who can play Minecraft is a Dummy by a million miles.

I needed to understand more to communicate with two older grandchildren who really love to settle down on my desktop and ipad more or less on arrival. Politenesses exchanged, the whispered request is can we... they don't need to say what, now.

To be able to show some expertise without having come by it the hard way, i.e. hours days or weeks immersion, can only be a good thing. So I chose this as a helper, crammer, go to reference. Today's young are not so used to applying to paper copy for info but I can still follow a pattern, read a recipe and look up in an index. Hurray I have some help at last.

I asked my grandson what he felt Minecraft was teaching him and I felt reassured by the answers. Engineering, mathematics, spatial awareness, architecture, farming, mining, navigation, cookery, the list went on. So now it's not a case of just one more and then I'll come for a walk, and me grinding my teeth, I can see the attraction, offer hints and wrinkles, maybe even be regarded as a little... cool!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Review via my 12 yo grandson, a Minecraft fan. He informs me that Minecraft Recipes for Dummies is a really good guide, easy to read and follow, with lots of tips and tricks.
The book is absolutely packed with screenshots in colour, cutting out long, hard to follow written explanations. These pictures make things so much easier to follow.

The Minecraft 'recipes' show players which blocks they need to gather to construct armour, a shelter, weapons and tools to use within the game, but in addition to this there are lots of hints and tips. My grandson uses a PC but I'd noticed on flicking through that some of the hints and tips referred to other platforms, including Raspberry Pi.

I'd assumed the authors were brothers, but they are in fact father and 12 year old son, which is perfect. This means the book is well written and grammatically sound, whilst including all that young players of the game want to know when playing. 9 years - 13 years does seem to be the optimum age range for this game and the book is perfectly pitched towards this age group
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice addition for the Minecraft fan 14 Jan. 2015
By Smallvillenews VINE VOICE
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My 11 year old son is always on Minecraft and so I got this for him. He builds some quite stunning buildings for his age and even recreated Alton Castle all by himself which stunned me, so I didn't really know if he needed the book after all, but he was actually very happy to get it and I have seen him dipping in and out of it now and then, so I presume he has found some of it helpful to use and a nice addition to help him create bigger and better things. He seems obsessed with recreating roller-coasters at the moment though. So, in fairness, I have to say although my son has used this a little bit and has taken some tips from it, I think he already knows a lot about the game and how to play it and create things, so this is probably a more suitable buy for the Minecraft beginner, rather than a seasoned player.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, but lacking in fun 25 Jan. 2015
By Peter Piper TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Minecraft is somewhat of a phenomenon. Starting from humble beginnings as recently as June 2009, Minecraft has turned from something that most people hadn't heard of, into something that seems to divide people into "love it" or "can't see the point" camps. One of the core features of Minecraft is exploration and experimentation, with seemingly endless possibilities for the player to discover. In fact there's so much to discover, that even if you are like my son and put some serious hours into playing Minecraft, you will struggle to discover everything. But more than that, at first Minecraft can be quite intimidating to play if you are used to having some guidance as to what to do.
There are a plethora of guides online and in books, including several Mojang licenced books dealing with specifics. I have the Redstone Handbook, the Combat Handbook and the Redstone Handbook, all of which are very good. So I review this "Dummies" book against its peers.

Guide books are a little like teachers. A good teacher can fire students' interest in a subject and get them excited about what they are learning. Bad teachers can put you off a subject completely. Then there are the average teachers, who don't fire any enthusiasm, but do a fair job of explaining the subject. With that metaphor in mind, Minecraft Recipes for Dummies is a fairly average teacher. It covers the subject well, from fairly simple starter "recipes" up to fairly complex creations. It's a good "How to" reference book but, despite its' claim to be "quick, easy and fun", I didn't find it particularly fun. The Mojang books are far more engaging in my opinion. Maybe some more colour would help?
Regardless, if you only want one reference book, and want it purely for reference, this is not bad at all. It really does cover a LOT of Minecraft and will explain pretty much everything you might need to know about Minecraft.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Recipes
Just what my son was looking for to help improve his crafting
Published 3 months ago by alijamiemuse
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book, will help you survive the first days...
"Minecraft Recipes for Dummies" is a good reference book, if you need to find recipe for something you can quickly find it. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Coffee & Vanilla
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for dummies. Many good things for seasoned players as well.
My son has been Minecraft mad for about a year. He went through the hardback Primer books one after another so I though this one would make a good present. It did. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. R. D. Turner
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Minecraft Recipes For Dummies is a pretty neat
Pretty Good

Minecraft Recipes For Dummies is a pretty neat, just about complete companion to Minecraft crafting. Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. S. Garton
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, even for advanced players
Our eldest has been playing Minecraft for years, I would consider him a very advanced player and as a result I was unsure whether or not this book would be a little basic for... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Bluey1976
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not necessary
Simple little guide that's handy to have on hand. There's nothing on here that can't be found on the internet, but it's nice to have it on hand and it's also a good bit of bedtime... Read more
Published 6 months ago by J. P. Ellison
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty to expand your Minecraft skills.
I got this for my son who is big into Minecraft. He read through it and was impressed with a lot of the content. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Robert Hardie
3.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend to new players
This book is not exclusively about crafting recipes, neither is it the best quick-reference for them. Read more
Published 6 months ago by artemisrhi
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Played!
Authors, Jesse and Thomas Stay (a father and son team), have done a great job with their Minecraft Recipes For Dummies and I found it very useful indeed. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sassy
4.0 out of 5 stars Good!
Very good book, lots of illustrations, loads of information not just for beginners but for the pro's too! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tinksjane
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