The Minecraft phenomenon has exploded into a worldwide sensation, delighting seasoned video gamers, as well as newcomers of all ages. This open-world game of building with textured blocks, exploration, crafting, resource gathering, and combat encourages unlimited creativity. With each new update, Minecraft offers an increasingly rich feature set - Prima Games' Mastering Minecraftintroduces players to this global blockbuster and teaches them to master its world! Complete Coverage: From basic gameplay to advanced features, it's all here in one comprehensive and compact source. Expanded Content: New coverage includes the game's most recent version, along with the massive changes to The End, new creatures like the Shulker, dual wielding, and the combat system. Revised Content: Updates include the last two years' worth of changes to the console and pocket versions, as well as changes made by the smaller game patches from 1.7 - 1.9. Every Game Mode, All Forms of Building: Details on mining and farming, brewing and enchanting, traps and defenses, monsters, other threats, using redstone, and much more. New, exclusive Illustrations: New art showcases updates like the revised versions of The End, the Ender Dragon, and dual-wielding characters. Plus: Quick-reference charts for tools, resources, consummables, animals, and more. Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience.