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Reflecting the success of the sandbox indie game Minecraft, the library carries many materials about this fun and exciting phenomenon. The term 'sandbox' refers to the fact that players are given considerable freedom to play the way they want to in Minecraft. Players can explore, gather resources, craft new things, or engage in combat. However, the most revolutionary aspect of the game is the ability to virtually construct, out of cubes, anything one can imagine, from a simple house to a replica of Notre Dame Church. Check it out!


Xbox 360, PS3

Official Guides

Minecraft: Essential Handbook

The long-awited, first official guide to the online gaming sensation, Minecraft! You're alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do? This official handbook might just save your life.

Minecraft: Redstone Handbook

It's time to wire up and get connected to one of the most complex areas of Minecraft: Redstone. Redstone experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components and circuit designs.

Minecraft: Construction Handbook

If you can dream it, you can build it in Minecraft! This official guide will give you tips and tricks on how to be a creative genius! You can make theme parks with incredible waterslide rides, or entire pirate coves complete with galleons! Is there nothing that can't be achieved in Minecraft?

Minecraft: Combat Handbook

The official Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players. In Minecraft, you're never alone and the threat of attack is constant. How will you survive? The Official Combat Handbook will teach you everything you need to know to defend yourself from hostile monsters and enemy players.

Unofficial Guides

Minecraft: A Beginner's Guide

Minecraft is a block-infested sandbox building/exploring game developed by Mark Persson, aka 'Notch', and his company, Mojang AB. This new updated beginner's guide will show you how to survive the first day, and teach you the basics on how to craft tools and weapons, build shelters, explore, mine and much more.

Minecraft for Dummies

Craft yourself an amazing game of Minecraft! More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.

The Ultimate Players Guide to Minecraft

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. Take an experienced guide who'll help you constantly... from living through your first night, to hosting your own Minecraft server!


Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything

A completely unique and in-depth look at the creator of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, and his rise from unknown computer programmer to multi-millionaire international gaming icon. Minecraft, the "virtual Lego" game Markus crafted in his free time, has become one of the most talked about activities since Tetris. Talked about by tens of millions of people, in fact. It is the story of unlikely success, fast money, and the power of digital technology to rattle an empire.