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The Minecraft Guide for Parents by Cori Dusmann

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Chapter 1. Let’s Talk About Minecraft

OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, a small independent video game has managed to gain as much attention as so-called “A-list” games released by some of the largest developers and companies in the world. With over 20 million copies sold and thousands more being bought every day, Minecraft has defied the pundits and become one of the most successful pieces of entertainment software ever created. But what exactly is this game that has captured the interest of players young and old?

What Is Minecraft?

Minecraft is what is known as a sandbox game—that is, it takes place in an open world where the player has complete freedom to explore and create and isn’t restricted to an existing storyline. In Minecraft, players acquire ...

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