How To Get Started In Minecraft

About This Guide

The world of Minecraft is big in more ways than one. The many game modes, items, and servers contain a whole universe of virtual possibilities. Where to get started? We hope this guide can help.

We cover the basics from game modes to controls and offer some tips to help get you started in your journey.

Who Is This Guide For?

This guide is for parents, kids, educators, and others looking to explore the wide world of Minecraft. More experienced players looking for new activities and Minecraft experiences should check out our Kid Club Guide to Minecraft (coming soon).

For more in-depth wiki-style guides try wikia.

Table of Contents

  • Why Minecraft?
  • Game Modes
  • Controls
  • Joining a Multiplayer Server
  • Survival Mode
  • Crafting and Tools
  • Farms and Animals
  • Railways and Minecarts
  • Redstone Circuits
  • Survival Adventures with Friends
  • Creative Mode with Friends
  • Minecraft Glossary