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With so many maps focused on slaying monsters and traversing frightening lands, sometimes, you just want to sit down and try your head at a well-constructed head-scratcher.
So this list offers some of Minecraft’s best puzzle maps, for when you’re in a sit-on-the-toilet-and-do-sudoku kind of mood.
10. Roomscape: Escape the Rooms
This map is the escape room experience virtualized.
You’ll be put into 20 different rooms and you’ll make 20 different great escapes.
Or maybe you won’t.
Maybe you’ll try really hard, only to give up and accept that your life will now be spent in one room. Speaking from experience, it’s not so bad.
9. Escape Prison
Ever thought about how you’d fare in prison?
Was your conclusion: probably not well?
Escape Prison is a map that has you escape 10 prisons.
It’s good training, in case you actually end up in the slammer. No need to fare if you simply leave!
How realistic are these prisons?
Well, all the other prisoners are villagers with big noses, and real-life prisons have plenty of people in there for lying about some very big things so… if we’re following the rules of Pinocchio, they’re somewhat realistic?
8. Lucid Nightmare
Everyone’s always talking about their crazy lucid dreaming experiences. If you don’t know what lucid dreaming is, it’s when you are aware that you’re in a dream while you’re in the dream.
Personally? I prefer lucid nightmares.
They make me feel like I’m in a horror movie – and I find that pretty cool.
Unfortunately, lucid dreaming/lucid nightmare-ing can be quite difficult to do.
Practitioners use various methods to achieve lucidity such as waking themselves up with an alarm in the middle of the night during REM and then going back to sleep. As a former lucid dreamer, it gets exhausting.
Fortunately, this map exists.
You can get the lucid nightmare experience without waking up in the middle of the night!
In fact, you can get the lucid nightmare experience during the day.
And unlike many popular horror movies, the characters (you) are not stupid. You can’t be. This is a puzzle map, so get that classical music and tea ready!
In this map, you’ll be switching between your nightmare state and your wakeful state to escape a scary room.
7. Thief Craft
Items in museums are normally quite expensive.
Luckily for you, this map’s museum has a five-finger discount. So use those five fingers to w-a-s-d your way into a museum and steal as much loot as you can!
They should have a statue of you in there for how good you are at stealing.
But then again, you’d just end up stealing it.
6. Master Surgeon
Master Surgeon is a puzzle map where you must carry out medical procedures on your patients. Hopefully, you don’t have shaky hands. Or fingers!
You’re no regular surgeon though.
You’re a tiny surgeon.
I’m not calling you short. I’m calling you tiny. Tininess is a prerequisite to become a Minecraft surgeon because you’ll need to enter your patients’ bodies.
Definitely no regular surgeon!
So get in there and solve these medical problems.
If you don’t… your patients die. Whoops.
5. Disarm The Bomb
Puzzles are fun, but timed puzzles? Still fun – but also quite stressful.
Or what about timed puzzles that are only timed because there’s a ticking bomb?
Still fun, but even more stressful.
So if you love solving puzzles under time pressure, you’ll love this map.
The objective: you need to disarm 10 bombs before they dis-arm you.
Enhanced is the crossover of Blockbuster superhero action flicks and Minecraft puzzles.
Like most superheroes, you start as an average Joe. You don’t stay that way though. No, you’re special.
You get to upgrade your biology using a little something called the bioupgrader.
What does upgrading your biology mean?
No, you’re not going to get a more symmetrical face and become uber-attractive.
This is the Minecraft puzzle map industry, not the makeup industry.
What you will get is going to be far more useful in attracting a mate of your preferred sex. You get superpowers! And if your preference is nobody, well…you still get superpowers so be grateful!
You may be wondering: “what will I be expected to do with these superpowers? Will I stop Thanos from snapping his fingers? Will I be the Thanos snapping his fingers?
Nope! You’ll be solving puzzles.
3. The Wooden Puzzles
Everything’s about wood.
Smelting wood, burning wood, crafting wood, etc.
This puzzle map’s mechanics rely on doing many things with wood.
By the end of this puzzle, you’ll be so obsessed with wood that you might just chop down every tree in your local forest!
2. Build To The Other Side
Why did the chicken cross the massive chasm of death? To get to the other side.
And this map is quite the puzzle.
Each level involves starting on a small platform. The end of the level is on a separate platform.
Only problem? You guessed it: there’s a massive chasm of death in your way.
The first puzzle is simple: you need to figure out what to do. I’m going to solve the puzzle for you.
You need to build to the other side.
The second puzzle is harder.
How exactly are you going to make it to the other side?
Sure, it’s not so hard when all you have to do is build a dirt bridge across the chasm.
But what happens when instead of dirt, you have to somehow make it over death’s jaws with…gravel?
1. Command It
Love bossing people around?
Well this map encourages something like that. Except instead of other people, you’ll be bossing your Minecraft world around.
Many maps prohibit the use of commands but that’s what this map’s all about.
Here you’ll find 10 different levels, which you’ll need to use your knowledge of commands to solve. And if you don’t know what command to use…well, Google’s free!
You can’t use “/gamemode” though because we wouldn’t want you simply creative-punching your way through these levels, now would we?