Introduction

Welcome to the wondrous, creative, challenging, and occasionally maddening world of Minecraft. If you are an adult who has found yourself drawn or perhaps dragged in to the world of a Minecraft-playing child or youth, you may be feeling as though you’ve entered a slightly askew parallel universe. Your children seem to be speaking another language, one where biomes, skins, mods, and screenies have become everyday vocabulary. Everything is now formed of pixelated cubes, from trees and livestock to the very landscape itself. And your children may alternate from being absolutely proficient at everything they do to becoming incredibly stuck, calling on you for assistance for the most confusing of activities, such as taming a cat or crafting ...

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