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Minecraft For Dummies by [Cordeiro, Jacob]
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From the Back Cover

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.


Product Details

  • File Size: 9146 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (January 25, 2013)
  • Publication Date: January 25, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B6RRG44
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By J. Nickel on February 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
My girls (age 9) love Minecraft and are loving this book. They are working together (one reading, one playing) and enjoying it even more because it has helped them to experience new things.
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I bought the book because the author is a wonderful young man, and because my 8 year old adores Minecraft. He has been carrying the book around and has already used several tips to improve his playing experience. Well done, Jacob!
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I am a parent who does not know anything about Minecraft. I bought the book for my Minecraft addicted seven year old. The bonus for me was the discovery that the author is a high school-er who is home-schooled! My seven year old found it somewhat useful, but he complained that is did not apply to certain editions of Minecraft. I forget which one, but he is the video game guy, not me. I am extremely impressed that a homeschooling kid wrote the book. I am homeschooling my son, so I'm always pleased to see such intelligence from the home school community on display.

I am very pleased to have purchased this guide from one of our future's brightest.
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Today my 13yo told my 9yo, "You've learned more about Minecraft in two weeks than I did in two years." The difference: the 9yo had the book. As a parent, I'm delighted that Minecraft for Dummies has helped my kids unlock the potential of this game as not only a fun pastime but a creative and educational tool. My 9yo has ideas for using Minecraft alongside school projects that her teachers love, even if I don't quite understand them. ;) (I guess I should read the book someday too.)
Highly readable and easy to put to use right away.
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This is a must-read for parents who need help understanding what this Minecraft game is all about. The author writes clearly and explains the Minecraft terminology well. Plus, I love that it's an e-book that I can read on my Kindle without fear of looking silly to other adults. Highly recommended!
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When my dad bought Minecraft For Dummies for me, I hadn't played the game in months, abandoning my unfinished projects, but after finishing this astonishing guide I was inspired and excited to build mansions, explore strongholds, and craft new items, equipped with this handy guide. It has everything you need to know and more about both how to play (I learned about new types of worlds), how to craft items (informative charts!), and altogether how to make your playing experience much better! It's a must-have for both new and expert Minecraft players. I highly recommend!
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I bought this book for my 8 year old grandson. I had bought the game for computer and he was having problems figuring out how to build some things. It was so funny when the book came in and I gave it to him he was insulted because it said for dummies. He said I am not a dummy. I explained to him it did not mean he was dumb, but it was easy enough for anyone to understand. After that he was okay with it. He has taken the book and looked at the pictures and built things that looked really close to the pictures in the book. He loves the game.
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Minecraft for Dummies is a great read for parents and grandparents who want an informative overview of the game. The book is well organized so that one can read for detail with many interesting tips or read for a basic understanding of the game.
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