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How to get started with minecraft?

(5 Posts)
amunt Sun 07-Aug-16 23:54:24

Seen quite a few mentions about minecraft here so ...Ds is 5 and I think he would get a lot out of it if I could just get him going, but I don't know where to start. We've had it on the iPad for a while and played around with it, but can't find any basic instructions anywhere - can't even reliably dig holes or build anything - sometimes seems to work others not.
Any ideas where to start with the very very basics.

Thanks

Marshmallow09er Mon 08-Aug-16 20:20:27

There are some good child-friendly You Tubers like Stampylongnose who give good overview tutorials. My DS basically taught himself how to play modelled on Stampy!

PolterGoose Mon 08-Aug-16 21:11:03

My ds taught himself off tutorials and a few Minecraft books.

He mainly plays the console version and says the pocket edition is a PITA.

Ineedmorepatience Mon 08-Aug-16 22:37:29

Dd3 also watches Stampy videos, she started off by buiding random massive structures and then blowing them up with TNT which I always had to watch! grin

She was recovering from a trauma at the time! Now she builds amazing houses with underwater bedrooms and musical doorstep switches and stuff!!

Good luck smile

amunt Mon 08-Aug-16 23:16:50

Great stuff thank you all. Ds would definitely like to blow things up.

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