There’s no video game on the planet that’s quite like Minecraft. On the surface? It’s a fun game where you can build things, do a bit of exploring, and perhaps have the odd fight with a mob you might find on your travels. But start digging deeper, and it soon becomes clear why Minecraft is one of the very few games to ever sell more than 100,000,000 copies worldwide! You’ll find that Minecraft doesn’t hold your hand much, though, or offer a great deal of help. That’s where we come in! This guide will show you the many secrets and treasures that hide within the game, and it’s bursting with tips for Minecraft players of all levels of experience. Be it working with enchantments, finding secret items, exploring biomes or getting the edge on the many mobs in the game, we’ve more than got you covered! Just turn the page, and we’ll get cracking...
THE OVERWORLD: A Need to Know Guide • As soon as you enter Minecraft, you land in the Overworld – a rich, near-infinite dimension abundant with life, challenges and secrets to discover in your quest to find and defeat the ender dragon!
BLOCKS • Almost everything in Minecraft is made of blocks, so you’d better make sure you understand them fast!
ITEMS • Items are the tools of Minecraft – if it’s not a block and it isn’t alive, then it’s probably an item!
CRAFTING • Crafting is one of the basic skills of Minecraft – it’s the way you create new items and blocks from stuff you’ve collected
MINING • The other core skill in Minecraft – it’s in the name, after all! – mining is how you collect blocks and turn some blocks into items
SLEEPING • When night falls, you want to get into bed – and that’s the same in this game too!
HEALTH • If you want to stay alive, you need to keep your health up!
HUNGER • Staving off hunger is important for keeping up your performance. Here’s what you need to know
SATURATION • Saturation is a secret stat, but knowing how to understand it might keep you alive just a little longer!
COMBAT • When push comes to shove, sometimes the only way out of a situation is to fight…
EXPERIENCE • Almost everything you do gives you some chance to collect experience points (EXP), which you can then “spend” on things
FRIENDLY MOBS GUIDE • The Overworld is full of friendly (or at least ambivalent) mobs! Here’s what you need to know about them all – what they look like, where you can find them, and what they drop when they die
HOSTILE MOBS GUIDE • Not all mobs are friendly. Here’s a round-up of all of the hostile mobs you might meet in the Overworld – and their secrets
MOB DROPS UNDERSTANDING • By now, you should know what mobs drop, but when do they drop them, and how can you use that to your advantage?
BASIC TIPS & SECRETS • Now you’re familiar with the basics, here are some things to keep in mind to help you become a Minecraft expert!
Ore and RESOURCES • Learning to spot Minecraft’s valuable ores and resources is a skill you need to learn quickly!
SCAVENGING FOOD • In Minecraft, there IS such a thing as a free lunch – as long as you know where to look for it!
FARMING • Eventually, scavenging won’t be enough – you’ll need to start farming your own food
TAMING MOBS • Friendly mobs aren’t just a source of meat and items – some of them can be tamed to help you out!
BREEDING GUIDE • Whether you’re farming items or a food source, or just want your own herd of horses, breeding lets you make it happen
summoning GOLEMS • Golems are utility mobs that you can “summon” by placing blocks in a certain pattern. There are two types of golem in Minecraft: the iron golem and the snow golem
Fishing SECRETS • fishing and find...