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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for New Players and Parents, 19 April 2013
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This review is from: Minecraft For Dummies (Paperback)
With over 10 million players, Minecraft has been a phenomenal commercial success and it has made a real change in the lives of many enthusiastic players. For new players interested in joining in the fun, Minecraft for Dummies can be an effective and low cost introduction.

Many spouses, parents and grandparents are also curious about the time spent in Minecraft by the players in their families and their enthusiastic talk of "creepers" and "redstone." Minecraft for Dummies can help persuade these other family members that time in the world of Minecraft is well spent as it teaches lessons of problem solving, creativity and collaboration. For parents deciding whether or not to allow their children to play Minecraft, the book will hopefully allay their concerns.

Once the basic mechanics of Minecraft are well understood, players will discover additional information online through well-maintained Wikis and an active community of users. There are even pioneers who are using the Minecraft platform to teach school lessons or build creative challenges to enhance the experience.

The book follows the familiar and popular Dummies format and contains links to helpful downloadable appendices. Minecraft for Dummies was written by a 15 year old who wanted to share his love for this game with others and grow the size of the Minecraft community. Full disclosure: the author is my son, but I really did not have a full appreciation of Minecraft until I read his book :-)
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Initial post: 21 Jul 2013 19:43:06 BDT
Matthew says:
How brilliant! You must be very proud of your son :-) Congratulations to him. I am father with a son (aged 8) who is obsessed with Minecraft. I install mods for him and such. We have ordered this book for him for his birthday. Much respect, Matthew
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