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The Unofficial Minecraft Guide

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


Block-Aid is the Unofficial Guide for Minecraft and is a fantastic "how-to" for those playing the game for the first time.  It's also a handy reference guide for dedicated players who just want a beautiful, interactive Guide for Minecraft.  

It has been written completely from scratch with new players specifically in mind, not just a copy/paste of information from the Wiki.  We love the Wiki… We referred to it religiously back when we were playing the early days of Beta.  But occasionally we feel like reading something more personal… not just a large amount of information about every single detail.  That's why we created Block-Aid.  It's the Guide we wish we had when we first began playing Minecraft and we're so excited to finally release it. 

Rest assured, it will be continuously updated as Minecraft itself is, so it'll always have info on the latest Mobs, Items, Blocks and Tutorials that you need. …as well as fresh updates to our witty humour. 


- The Farlanders.

What's New in Version 1.3

The Block-Aid 1.6 Update is here! Additions; + Horses + Donkeys + Carpet (plus the many variants of it) + Hardened Clay Block (plus the many variants of it) + Coal Block + Hay Bales + Horse Armour + Name Tags + Leads + New Commands! These come with all the usual retina imagery and crafting recipes. We've also done up a 1.6 Trailer, which details all the changes in this Minecraft Update. Check it out here… We'll see you again in 1.7… or at Minecon Orlando, if you're going! We always update the Guide a few weeks or so after Mojang Updates Minecraft to ensure we don't miss out on any additions in the 1.7.x updates, but thank you for all the messages you've sent us. We haven't forgotten! - The Farlanders <3


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Customer Reviews

Been waiting for this!

I've been waiting for this ever since I saw it on reddit. This morning I woke up to the surprise of seeing this on /r/minecraft. Bought it, and I'm loving it so far!

Needs to work with computers and Iphones and andriod

Luckly i have an I pad to view this with and it's a wonderful guide for those who are just starting out or need a descripton on how to use the new features, but you seriously need to think about other platforms to make this more accesable to others. My little cousin tried to buy this with his mac book and read it through his I phone and it did not work on either platform. Again great app port it to other systems though.

Incredibly polished!

This book is impressive for its attention to presentation, utilizing almost all the tricks that iBooks has up its sleeve, including imbedded videos, quick jumps to related content, photo slide shows, interactive diagrams, and more. That they promise a modular design for incorporating features from future updates makes this a stand out product. This is the futuristic coffee table book of my dreams. The content also beats out just about any standalone Minecraft guide app I've seen, paid or free, and will become my new go-to when playing the game. If you gift Minecraft for a friend, you should gift them this guide too. It's a pleasure to thumb through as well as a fun cover to cover read.

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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Games
  • Published: Aug 25, 2013
  • Publisher: The Farlanders
  • Seller: The Farlanders PTY LTD
  • Print Length: 292 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.3
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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