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The Minecraft Guide for Parents by Cori Dusmann

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Chapter 2. The Basics of Minecraft

A BIG PART of what makes Minecraft so irresistible is the large number of gameplay options available to the player. From a peaceful and creative experience in which nothing needs to be done but build, to a hardcore survival mode in which players must mine and craft all the materials and tools they need (and everything in between), there is something for everyone.

Game Modes

When starting a single-player game of Minecraft, you need to create a new world. You are given the option to name your world and select which game mode you would like to play in—Creative, Survival, or Hardcore. It is possible to switch your world from one mode to another mid-game, so you’re not locked in to one type of play after you make ...

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