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Minecraft Tips and Tricks

Updated on May 6, 2013

Minecraft Help - Tips and Tricks to Get You Building!

Minecraft is BIG! In fact it's become a videogame cult classic in the short few years that its been available and a massive hit with gamers around the world.

At the time of writing the game has sold over 4.5 million copies and has a registered community of about 20 million people!

So my lens here is to help arm players with all kinds of useful Minecraft tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the game. Enjoy!

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Minecraft Tips and Tricks

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Your Minecraft Guide

Read n Watch

We are going to add a pretty even mix of video and written tips in this Minecraft guide as some people prefer watchin', some prefer readin'.

Hey, we're trying to please everyone here!

#Tip - By building yourself a small air pocket, you will save yourself some time by not needing to re-surface for air while diving deep hunting squid or doing other chores deep under water...

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minecraft characters

Get Playing!

How much is Minecraft?

Minecraft's creative mode is available to play for free, though this really only just skims the surface of what Minecraft is really about. Majong have made Minecraft classic available as free play though it is a little out-dated.

You can download the full game for around $25/£16 or you can play it within your web browser without having to install the game itself. We recommend you buy the full game for complete experience, but up to you of course!

#Tip - Don't just walk past the coal deposits while venturing around. Mine it, keep it! You never know when you'll need 20,000 blocks for a building!

#Tip - Make the most of Bonemeal. This will make anything grow faster such as wheat, trees, grass many other things...

Basic Minecraft Tips and Tricks

You gotta start somewhere...

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#Tip - Did you know that trapdoors, signs and ladders all stop the flow of water? This is handy if you want a water hole with a pit at the bottom...

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#Tip - Save space by putting beds on top of each other...

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#Tip - Always have plentiful supplies with you! When heading out on adventure take all necessities with you for example plenty of logs or wheat.

Minecraft is a simple but deep game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine...

#Tip - Don't dig directly above or below you. Digging up may mean you are crushed by falling sand. Dig down and you may fall into lava or a chamber. Either way you may die!

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Minecraft Mining Tips

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#Tip - If you need to keep the game fresh or you are getting a little bored then Google the Minecraft mod scene. It is rich with great ideas and extra creations to keep you mining for many hours to come!

#Tip - Search around mountains regions as these often house secret cave systems which are rich in cobblestone and iron...

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#Tip - When using large amounts of explosive always save the game first - accidents do happen!

#Tip - By having your weapons such as sword, pickaxe and axe assigned to the 1, 2 and 3 buttons on your keyboard they are in easy reach from the WASD controls that you use to move. Ideal to quickly kill an enemy...

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At night time, creatures roam your land and you must survive. Make sure you build a shelter!

#Tip - Having lava around your house is good for defense as it makes a nice deathtrap...

Minecraft Building Tips

Chat away! - Please feel free to comment below...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've played Minecraft since Alpha. I love the game to pieces! I recruit my friends and even random people to the game, and link them with this place and a few other. These tips are very useful! Thank you! (:

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      Teddi14 LM 5 years ago

      I am going to share this with my 11 year old son. He will love this. I am pinning it too.

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      KayeSI 5 years ago

      Thanks for the grand tips. I'm looking forward to sharing some of them with my grandchildren. I've linked to this at my latest lens, about Minecraft.

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      StephenJackson2 5 years ago

      Great Lens and thanks for the tips. Its an amazing game :)

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      ArtzeeChris LM 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. We are a big Minecraft family. Well at least my two boys are! Their favorite game!

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      janis-bennett 5 years ago

      My boys play this game all the time. My oldest, 12, was Steve for Halloween! I might have to give it a try, and now that I know your lens is here, I can come back to learn a little more before I jump right into the game!

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      neomil 5 years ago

      I like this game but unfortunately I don't have a time for playing!

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      GrinningFool 5 years ago

      Great lens full of useful tips!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      AWESOME GAME!!!1!!!111!!!!11!

      only one thing could make it better...

      if villagers could carry weapons and armour...

      maybey that could happern in minecraft 3.5.2 or something...

      anyway, EPIC GAME!!! BUY IT

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      Kumar P S 5 years ago

      Nice lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      This is the type of game I could really become addicted to and end up not doing much else but playing!

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      I'm an avid player (online and RPGs) but I've never played Mincraft. Weird, huh. Great lens, btw!

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      Phoenix2361 5 years ago

      Thanks for posting this. I don't play but my son does and he's going to like this. I'll definitely be sending this link to him.

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      RichLeighHD 5 years ago

      Bought the game a few months back but haven't really started playing it properly yet... Mainly because I know I'm bound to get incredibly addicted when I do start playing it a little more regularly!

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      Stickypony LM 5 years ago

      nice little minecraft tips and tricks! thanks

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      goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

      My son is a great fan of minecraft. I'll have to share this with him. Thanks!

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      Anime-e 5 years ago

      I love playing minecraft with some of my friends and the creative mode is so much fun! Thank you for all the tips and tricks!

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      Nicholas Weller 6 years ago

      I love this, been thinking about trying Minecraft forever, now I will for sure.