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Mar 07 2016

Hacks for Minecrafters series by Megan Miller

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Bloomsbury, 2015
Hacks For Minecrafters: Combat/Builder. ISBN 9781408869635
Hacks for minecrafters: Master builder. ISBN 9781408869628
Hacks for Minecrafters: The Unofficial Guide to Tips and Tricks That Other Guides Won't Teach You. ISBN 9781632204400
(Age: 9-12) Recommended. Themes: Gaming, Survival, Building. These books would be enjoyed by all people who enjoy playing computer games and in particular Minecraft. The three books are about 'Hacks and Tips', 'Combat' and 'Building' in Minecraft. The books have tips from: how to build glass domes, to how many times you have to hit a creeper with an iron sword to kill it.
The books are titled Hacks For Minecrafters yet after reading all three I discovered that there is only one hack between all the books, and that hack is common knowledge to most PC Minecrafters. Although there are no hacks in the books almost every piece of information they contain is very helpful. I may not be an avid Minecrafter but I found the books very interesting. These books would not make very good gifts but for people new to Minecraft they would be very helpful given the amount of information they contain.
I would recommend the books for people who play Minecraft at about 9-12 year olds. For those who struggle to read, they may be a little difficult as they contain a few complex words.
Reuben Schumacher (Student, aged 13)

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