Minecraft fans can put their skills to the test with an exciting series of record attempts in Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition 2019.

The new book contains four reader challenges inviting people to attempt records for: 

  • Fastest time to build a castle in Minecraft creative mode
  • Fastest time to build a rocket in Minecraft survival mode
  • Fastest time to build an igloo in Minecraft survival mode 
  • Fastest time to saddle and stable 10 horses in Minecraft survival mode

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YouTuber Callum Knight, better known as SeaPeeKay, introduces the challenges in the book and has even set a benchmark time of 4 minutes 20 seconds for the castle record.

To help would-be record breakers, tutorial videos have been created for all four tasks along with explanations about how to register attempts.

You can find the tutorial for the Fastest time to build a castle in Minecraft creative mode while all others are on our dedicated Minecraft challenge page.

But that’s not all that’s featured in Gamer’s Edition 2019, which is packed with accomplishments games such as FIFA 18Super Mario 2OverwatchFortniteSplatoon 2The Legend of ZeldaRobloxDragon Ball FighterZ and many more.

Feel inspired after reading exclusive material featuring the likes of Ray “Stallion83” Cox, record holder for the Highest Xbox Gamerscore, or popular VR-dedicated YouTuber Nathaniel “Nathie” de Jong, and Joseph Garrett, aka Stampy Cat, who has written this year's introduction.

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Find out which Monster Hunter: World beast is the largest, who the Most subscribed gaming YouTuber is, just how many players have been healed by one Overwatch gamer alone or how the Nintendo Gameboy originated, through colourful and insightful spreads.

"Gamer’s Edition 2019 is bursting with the latest, greatest records from the games you love to play," said editor Mike Plant. 

"From Stampy Cat’s cake-making Minecraft adventures to Ninja’s Twitch-streaming exploits in Fortnite, there’s always something new for gamers to discover. I hope you have as much fun reading Gamer’s Edition 2019 as I had editing it!"


Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2019 is out now in the US and Canada (as of Tuesday 28 August) and will be available globally from Thursday 6 September. Find out where you can buy your copy.
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