The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/22/2015
  • Publisher: Que Publishing

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The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft, Third Edition


Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS!

Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. More than ever, you need an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly as you learn Minecraft’s newest, most powerful secrets! From Minecraft’s earliest betas to its newest combat upgrades, Stephen O’Brien has seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal brand-new combat traps and tricks you need to know, teach you enchantments of unimaginable power, help you survive where few dare to go, and help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft!

  • Quick-start guide for first-night survival
  • Master exciting combat techniques including Minecraft 1.9’s dual-wielding and shields
  • Customize your experience–from peaceful to monstrous
  • Harvest resources, craft tools and shelters–let there be light
  • Grab your pickaxe: mine iron, gold, diamonds, and redstone
  • Escape (or defeat!) all the hostile mobs
  • Get friendly critters on your side and build automated farms
  • Brew potions to cure ills, gain superpowers, and throw at enemies
  • Transform even the simplest shelter into a palace
  • Explore ocean monuments and gather golden treasure from the deeps
  • Create new worlds and master the fine art of terraforming and installing mods
  • Learn the secrets of redstone devices and build incredible rail systems
  • Play safely through The Nether and the expanded End region


Minecraft is a trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB.


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Author Biography

Stephen O’Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur currently residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has previously written 28 books across multiple editions with publishers such as Prentice Hall and Que, including several best-selling titles. He also founded Typefi, the world’s leading automated publishing system, and invented a new type of espresso machine called mypressi. He has been using Minecraft since its alpha release and remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity it engenders. The first edition of this book was an international bestseller. Stephen is also the author of The Advanced Minecraft Strategy Guide, published by Que.

Table of Contents

Ch 1: Getting Started
Ch 2: Gathering Resources
Ch 3: Crafting
Ch 4: Mining
Ch 5: Combat
Ch 6: Building

Ch 7: Farming
Ch 8: Redstone
Ch 9: Enchantments
Ch 10: Villages
Ch 11: Playing Through: The Nether and The End
Ch 12: Customizing Your Experience
Ch 14: Multiplayer

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