How to Play Games on Minecraft – Complete Guide, FAQs, and More

Minecraft is one of the most widely loved games among the gaming community. The game is fun, and interactive and can be played with your friends from all across the globe. If you like Minecraft, there are a bunch of mini-games you can play.

Users can create new video games in their realm to play themselves. Or, other players can play them as well when they visit your world.

Overall, it’s a great way to pass time, and you can have a lot of fun playing it. In this article, we will walk you through a complete guide on how to download and get started.

Quick Summary

In this article, we will cover:

  • How to download Minecraft?
  • How to join games created by players in Minecraft?
  • Frequently Asked Questions 

So without further discussion, let’s get right into it.

How To Download Minecraft?

Minecraft is a paid game that you have to purchase before you can play. To get the game on your computer or laptop, first head to the Microsoft Store. Here, you can search for “Minecraft”. 

Select the game and click on ‘Buy’ to purchase the game. You will be asked to confirm your payment and add your details. Once you have bought the Minecraft game, the downloading will start.

After the installation process is complete, open the app from your desktop to start setting up your account. If you already own an account, use the log in option to get back into your account. If you are a new player, click on “Create new account” and make a new account.

On the main menu, you will be presented with the following options.

Single Player

In the middle of the screen, there is an option for a single-player game which is the basic mode. If you are a new player, we recommend starting out with this mode as it’s the easiest. 

In this mode, there are some more worlds you can choose from

  • Survival Mode
  • Creative Mode
  • Adventure Mode
  • Spectator Mode
  • Hardcore Mode

Start with creative mode as you can easily create your own world, personalize and interact with it easily.


If you select this option, you can play with your friends or anyone globally. This option is fun to try out after you get the hang of the game.


In the bottom right corner of the main menu, you’ll find a speech bubble with a globe in it. Clicking on this option will help you change the language of the text. 

The default language in Minecraft is set as English. So if you prefer texting in another language, you can set it to that using this option.


Clicking on this will help you manage basic settings like sound, graphics, and the level of difficulty. If you want to adjust these, you can select the options button.

Quit Game

Lastly, you’ll see the “Quit Game” option. If you are done playing, you can click on this option to close the window.

How to Join Games Created by Players in Minecraft?

How to Join Games Created by Players in Minecraft?

If you know a little about Minecraft, you may have come across the possibility of creating your own games in the digital world. Users from across the globe can play the games created by you when they visit your world and vice versa.

If you don’t want to create a game of your own, you have the option to recreate an existing game as well using the digital blocks. This can be fun as you are able to add personal touches to it.

If you want to try out games created by other players, first you need to open the Minecraft app. On the main menu, select “Multiplayer”. When you select this option, the game automatically starts looking for available servers.

If there is any server available and a player has a LAN world connected to it, you will be able to join the server. You can do that by double-tapping the server

Once you join, you will be able to play with your friends and explore their world. Additionally, you can now play the games they have created. Because different games are created by different players, you may not be able to find a tutorial for all.

However, the digital world’s owner would have mentioned the rules to their games either directly or indirectly. You can use the chat feature to ask further questions as well. Overall the games are fun to play and can be a new challenge for you to take on.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do you join a game on Minecraft?

To join a game, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Open the Minecraft app and click on “Play”
  2. Open the Friends tab here and “Join Realm”
  3. Here, enter the invite code you have and click on join to be part of that realm

What games can we play in Minecraft?

You have the option to choose from the 4 different modes available- Survival, Creative, Hardcore, and Adventure. 

Can you create games in Minecraft?

Yes. You can use Minecraft to create a video game of your own. You can create it however you want and other players can play your games when they visit your world.

Why can’t I play Minecraft with my friend?

One of the reasons for this could be that your age is below the legal majority of your region. This makes your account a child account and you won’t be able to access the multiplayer and chat options. 

To play with friends and other players, you can change the privacy settings.

What are all the minigames in Minecraft?

Some of the classic mini-games in Minecraft are:

  • Block Hunt.
  • Death Run.
  • Master Builders.
  • Speed Builders.
  • Super Smash Mobs

How do you download a Minecraft game?

Search for “Minecraft” in your App Store or Google Play. Click on “Get” and purchase the game. Since the game is paid, it will start downloading after you confirm the payment. Once the game is installed, you can start playing.

Is Minecraft online free?

Yes. The game can be played for free on your browser. For this, search, and you will be able to play the game for free.


Minecraft is a great game to check out if you are into gaming that gives you creative freedom. The possibilities are endless when creating new stuff like a video game in Minecraft.

You can visit other realms, as well as play games created by your friends or players around the world. Moreover, it is a great way to make a few online gaming friends.

We hope you found this guide helpful, and don’t forget to ask any questions in the comment section below.


  • Victor Marquez

    Victor is the Editor in Chief at Techtyche. He tests the performance and quality of new VR boxes, headsets, pedals, etc. He got promoted to the Senior Game Tester position in 2021. His past experience makes him very qualified to review gadgets, speakers, VR, games, Xbox, laptops, and more. Feel free to check out his posts.

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