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Minecraft is a sandbox construction game, inspired by Infiniminer, Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper, created by Markus Persson, the founder of Mojang AB. The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three-dimensional environment. The player takes on an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations, and artwork, on multiplayer servers and singleplayer worlds across multiple game modes.

What are blocks?

Blocks are the basic units of structure in Minecraft, and are essential to the gameplay. Together, they build up the in-game environment, and can be mined and utilized in various fashions. There are one hundred and fifty three different blocks.

What is crafting?

Crafting is the method by which many blocks, tools, and other resources are made in Minecraft. In order to craft something, the player must move items from their inventory into a crafting grid. A simple 2×2 crafting grid grid can be accessed from the player's inventory. A 3×3 grid is accessible by right-clicking on a Crafting Table.

Recipes for crafting.

This page contains a complete list of item crafting recipes. An item crafting recipe is defined as a recipe that gives you an item; this includes items that place blocks (e.g. beds).
To save space, some recipes are animated. Shapeless recipes are marked with a pair of intertwined arrows on the crafting table graphic. A 'shapeless' recipe is one where it does not matter how the ingredients are placed in the crafting grid; any arrangement will produce the desired output.