Minecraft

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The video game Minecraft can give kids the chance to be creative and develop useful skills such as spatial reasoning, math skills and an interest in coding that can be used in the real world. My son has been interested in games, including Minecraft, since middle school. This led him to major in computer and information sciences, which offers good internship possibilities and (hopefully!) a great future career.

Here are some Minecraft-related materials to spark your interest—or help you further develop your skills.

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Land of Zombies

Have you ever wanted to build an entire land dedicated to battling zombies? This guide will show you how it’s done! 

Minecraft: Guide To Ocean Survival

Teaches players how to breathe underwater, find valuable sunken loot, and fight off guardians and other menacing mobs of the deep.

Minecraft: Guide To Survival

Learn how to survive and thrive. Previously published as “Guide To Exploration,” the revised and updated “Guide To Survival” has even more insider info and tips from the experts at game-creator Mojang, making this is the definitive, fully illustrated guide to survival in Minecraft. 

Minecraft Maps

Discover the hidden corners of the many weird and wonderful locations in Minecraft with this beautifully illustrated, full-color guide–written in official partnership with the experts at game-creator Mojang.

Theme Park Adventure

Have you ever wanted to build your very own theme park in Minecraft? This guide will show you how it’s done!