Booklist - Minecraft Beginner's Guide
Minecraft is ubiquitous. As one of the most popular video games of all time, it is available for personal computers, every mainstream game console, and smartphones. This entry in the Unofficial Guides series is a primer for those who are true novices to the game. Explanations of basics—the night and day features, different modes of play—are included in this beginner’s guide (the rest of the series discusses cumulatively difficult levels). The focus is on surviving (in the game), with tips for setting up shelter, acquiring food, making necessary tools, and building an inventory of supplies. The game is entirely open-ended, and the sheer possibilities might intimidate a new user, but with this manual, a new gamer could easily acquaint themselves with the fundamentals needed to move on to more sophisticated play.