Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Triumph Books (November 1, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #88,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #42 in Books > Computers & Technology > Games & Strategy Guides > Minecraft #90 in Books > Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games > Reference #205 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Gaming
This book was different from what I was expecting it to be. I was hoping for a guide to techniques for designing and building Minecraft structures. Instead, this was more of an introductory guide to all aspects of the game, with only a brief touch on building. It was a nicely done guide though, with lots of good advice and full color photos. But it loses points for the misleading title.
I'm not young enough to be able to review this book. My grandsons seem to like it, particularly because it deals with "mods", which are apparently only applicable if you use a gaming computer which my son-in-law is building for the eldest. I only understand squeals of happiness and the uproar between the two boys during a game.
This book is a good review of basic mine craft, and a good source of inspiration for some incredible builds it highlights! My problem is, the inspirational builds are mostly a tease, as they get my grandsons requesting exact copies from me, with little to no insight on how to accomplish it! Yes, I understand it was never meant to be a step by step builders guide, but I did expect a bit more of that stuff from "The Big Book of Building". However, it's a beautiful book which they turn to time and again, so I guess bottom line, we like it!
Bought this for my 9 year old niece for Christmas who is just getting into Minecraft. I am hoping that it will inspire her to explore more of the building and engineering aspects of the game. This is a great book with a lot of information! It may be overwhelming for her but I can see it becoming a long-term reference book if her interest in Minecraft continues. Lots of colorful images to inspire minds young and old!
It's a good book for older kids who are more into reading. My grandson still looks for pictures (he's 7).I think it would appeal more to an older child who can read and has more patience to build some of the more elaborate projects. I read part of it and thought it was good. Not too basic, not too complex. Will get them started but leaves the rest to the reader for completing the project(s) (no schematics or specific directions).
I can't personally give this book a rating but our grandson says it is fantastic and we are sure he has already read it multiiple times, He also uses it as a reference while he is playing the actual game itself. Therefore I would have to say it would get a good recommendation from us for others and I'm sure we would have to buy it again if something were to happen to this copy.
My grandson LOVED this book. He is a fan of minecraft. I knew nothing about minecraft. Thanks to this book, he has taught me more than I ever wanted to know! Nevertheless, it was a good choice for a special little guy.
My son was really excited to get this book as a gift. He'd heard wonderful things about it, and read it through and through. The only reason that I'm not giving it 5 stars is because I expected him to get more use out of it. Other than that, it's great!
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