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100 Things to Do in Minecraft When You're Bored

Updated on February 4, 2017

Hello everyone, my name is Jacob Barnard (Jacobb9205).

In random order, here are 100 things to do in Minecraft when you're bored.


100 Things to Do on "Minecraft" When You're Bored

1. Blow up things with TNT

Whether you're in creative or survival mode, it's always fun to blow up things.

2. Build a boat and sail the seas

Whether you want to roleplay as a pirate or just want to reach another island, it's always fun to get there by a boat because you never know what you may find.

3. Build a cobblestone generator

Cobblestone generators are a great way to get a lot of cobblestone quickly.

4. Build a city

It will take a long time depending on how complex it is, but if you're truly bored, it's a great way to kill time!

5. Build things from real life

It's always great to build replicas of real world places, monuments, and items because in order to recreate things in games, you have to have skill.

6. Acquire a full stack of diamonds (64 Diamonds)

Diamonds are always useful. It's better to have too many that not enough.

7. Kill every mob at least once

This one isn't that useful, but it's a fun challenge to find and kill every mob!

8. Get all achievements!

Whether you're playing on your Xbox, PC, Playstation, tablet, or even your Smartphone, there are a lot of achievements to get!

9. Build a tower to the sky limit

There are a few reasons why you may want to build a tower to the sky limit: To watch over your world, estimate if you have enough space to build something, or even to build a sky city!

10. Build an animal farm

Animal farms are extremely useful because you can breed animals and then collect their resources, therefore you will have unlimited resources (wool, etc.).

11. Kill the ender dragon

If you want to feel as if you've completed something in Minecraft, then killing the ender dragon is a great way to do so. Once you've killed it, you will have completed one of the hardest things to do in the game!

12. Craft all-wooden tools

This is a great way to save resources because you can have an unlimited amount of wood by constantly growing trees.

13. Craft all-stone tools

Again, a great way to save resources because you can access an unlimited supply of cobblestone by making a cobblestone generator.

14. Craft all-Iron tools

Because they have decent durability and you can mine most ores with them!

15. Craft all-golden tools

Golden tools are useful for getting resources quicker, but should be conserved until absolutely necessary because they wear out quickly.

16. Craft all-diamond tools

These are the best you can get in Minecraft as they have great durability and can allow you to collect all resources much quicker!

17. Build a mob grinder

Mob grinders are always great to have because they're very useful when it comes to resources. For example, if you make a skellington grinder, you can have unlimited bones to craft bone meal and then you can use that bone meal to grow trees faster. You can also use bones to tame wolves as your pets :)

18. Build a roller coaster

It's always fun to build a roller coaster because you never know what you might find whilst building it. Once finished, you also have the enjoyment of showing it off to your friends!

19. Build a tree house

It will allow you to spy on nearby enemies!

20. Find an NPC village

Looking for NPC villages is always fun and useful because once you've found one, you can just steal all their resources or start your base there and expand it into a huge village!

21. Go fishing

You need food to replenish your food bar and then that replenishes your health! Also, fishing is fun anyway, so you might as well do something fun and productive at the same time.

22. Build a different house using every block in Minecraft

This idea may not be that useful, but it's something fun to do when you're bored as it's unique!

23. Build your dream house

If you have a vision of what you want your dream house to look like, build it in Minecraft! This will allow you to shape and change it as you like until you're completely satisfied.

24. Build your own underground subway system

A great way to get around. Maybe you have built multiple cities and want to get to them quickly—this is a great way to do so!

25. Plant a tree in the nether

1 tree now, 100 later, and soon, the nether will look like a much brighter place :)

26. Play an adventure/puzzle map

These can be very enjoyable as they require skill to complete and some are very challenging!

27. Recreate a scene from your favourite movie, then upload it to YouTube!

This is a very hard thing to do, but once you've completed and recorded your favourite movie scene, you can upload it to YouTube for others to view and appreciate your skills!

28. Go hunting at night with NO weapons

This is really fun and requires skill because it will be a lot harder to defend yourself from creepers or even skellingtons as they use bow & arrows!

29. Ride a pig and see where it takes you

Pigs can wander anywhere, so if you want to discover something interesting and new, try riding a pig for about 30 minutes and see where it takes you! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

30. Dig straight down

Digging straight down is the number 1 thing you shouldn't do because you may end up falling to your death or burning in lava. But still, sometimes it is fun when you're bored because you might find a cave system to explore or even something more special if you're lucky!

31. Start a mine!

Mines are a great way to find valuable resources such as iron, gold, and diamonds.

32. Start a food farm

This has many benefits, as you will have unlimited food such as watermelons and carrots.

33. Tame a wolf

Wolves are great pets and can help you fight off mobs such as zombies and skellingtons!

34. Create a wolf army!

What's better than having one wolf? 100 wolves! With this many, anything that comes even remotely close to you is going to have a bad day!

35. Build an underground base

This is a great idea because if you're on a multiplayer server, for example, it will be a lot harder for other players to find your base (unless they see your name tag, of course), so try to make it really deep underground!

36. Build a dock

Have a boat waiting for you at the dock every time you want to travel the seas instead of building a new one every time!

37. Start a forest fire

This can be done for fun or to clear out a large area for building!

38. Build an underground tree farm

Don't you hate when you don't have a bed and have to go out and get some wood but end up getting hurt/killed? Well, if you build an underground tree farm, there's no risk of getting hurt or killed! Providing you light up the area properly, of course.

39. Have a staring contest with an ender man

This is simple yet fun. Be careful!

40. Build a water slide

Just like a roller coaster, it's always fun to build a water slide because you never know what you might find whilst creating it. Once finished, you also have the enjoyment of showing it off to your friends!

41. Build pixel art!

Not only is it fun, but it's a great way to show off your building skills!

42. Build a secret room

That way you can easily hide away your valuable items.

43. Make music

It's always fun to make music, whether you're making a full song or just a doorbell tune. It may be hard to do, but it's very useful!

44. Make a snow golem

Snow golems are great bodyguards as they throw snowballs at your enemies!

45. Make a snow golem army!

With a snow golem army you will be invincible and you can also turn any biome into a snow biome!

46. Colour sheep

This is useful if you choose to build pixel art, for example and need a specific colour!

47. Enchant something

Enchanted weapons are much more powerful than normal weapons, especially if you enchant diamond weapons!

48. Download a mod

Mods are really fun to have because they add many new and useful features to Minecraft. My personal favourite is the little block mod which is showcased in the video below!

49. Play hunger games

Hunger games is always going to be a great game mode. It's survival of the fittest!

50. Build a volcano

Add one to the background of any village you make. You could even make a volcano island!

51. Build an underwater base

Great for multiplayer servers as it will be harder for other players to find your base.

52. Build a spaceship

You can even have a competition with your friends to see who can build the best spaceship!

53. Use a texture pack

Texture packs are a great way to add a little bit more excitement to your game.

54. Build a base in the sky

A great way to hide on multiplayer servers (unless they look up, of course)!

55. Go on a killing spree

A great way to get xp!

56. Capture one of each mob (gotta catch 'em all!)

This one is fairly easy because all you have to do is find one of each mob, lead them back to your base, and then trap them in a hole or pen.

57. Trap at least 10 zombies in a hole and then jump in the hole and try to survive!

This is a hard challenge, but nothing's impossible, right? If you've tried this challenge and succeeded, please upload it to YouTube and add a link to the video in the comments below!

58. Make a human-launching TNT cannon

Human cannons are a great way of transportation as you can reach any distance/height, providing you have enough TNT!

59. Make a full set of leather, golden, chain, iron, and diamond armour

All sets of armour have different durability and defence, so it's best to use weaker armours on weaker mobs and stronger armour on stronger mobs.

60. Build a gladiator stadium

You can use it to hold games with your friends, fighting off swarms of mobs.

61. Fight off swarms of mobs in your gladiator stadium

If you want to fight off swarms of mobs, there are mods out there which can help you do this.

62. Make a video

As you can see, I have added many different user-generated YouTube videos to this article. YouTube is a great way to show off your Minecraft skills.

63. Create a domino effect with sand

Creating a domino effect looks amazing! It takes great skill and patience, but it's worth it!

64. Build a functioning Redstone TV and watch it

It may not be like a proper TV but it's amazing what you can build with Redstone!

65. Have building competitions with your friends

This one can be very enjoyable. For example, one of your friends can be the judge and then you and another friend can build the same thing and then the judge picks whose build is best! One rule: Don't let the judge know whose is whose.

66. Make your own pixel art comic

I haven't actually seen this one done before, but it's a very good idea! Either invent your own or recreate one of your favourite comics.

67. Craft every item at least once

This is actually a really useful thing to do because you never know what you may need in the future!

68. Try to get as close to a creeper as possible and then get away without losing any hearts

It's harder than you think because creepers have a rather large blast radius!

69. Create your own adventure/puzzle map

Creating your own will take up a lot of time, but you can be as creative as you want and once you're finished, you can let your friends play it and see if they can complete it! Here's a tutorial.

70. Play capture the flag

It's a great game mode in Call of Duty so why not play it in Minecraft?

71. Hold your own firework show with all your friends!

This one does require a lot of time, depending on how many fireworks you want, but once you've set it up, you can sit back and enjoy the show!

72. Spawn at least 50 wolves, then hit one...

This is a really hard challenge. Good luck! You can use anything you want except TNT.

73. Change your skin

Changing your skin gives you a new look instead of looking the same as everyone else.

74. Attempt a 360 no scope with a bow

It's actually really hard to do because it's harder to aim and the mob is constantly moving.

75. Find a mine shaft

You'll find anything from bread to diamond equipment.

76. Find a jungle temple

Great for finding valuable loot, such as diamonds and emeralds

77. Find all biomes

This can give you a great advantage because in each biome, there's something new to find: Jungle biomes have temples, ice plains have oak trees, and extreme hills has emerald ores! There are 61 different biome types according to the Minecraft wiki page.

78. Build a shooting range

Improve your skills on Minecraft. This will come in handy when you're in a battle with a skellington or an enemy player on a multiplayer server.

79. Build a 50 x 50 castle with at least 3 floors

If you build at least three floors, you can release your creative side! You could use it to do a little bit of roleplaying and have a war with a friend.

80. Throw eggs at chickens

Why not? It's funny to see chickens run away from their own eggs ;)

81. Build an amusement park

Earlier I talked about building a roller coaster. Why not take it a step further and make an entire amusement park for all to enjoy?

82. Build a working lighthouse (no mods)

You can use it to see your house from a distance. I recommend that you build one as soon as possible!

83. Run around

I usually just run in one direction until I find something interesting or a great place to build my home.

84. Build an elevator

Access higher areas such as tree houses or sky bases.

85. Join a server

When you're bored, it's always good to join a new server as it's a new environment to explore and potentially roleplay with others.

86. Try and beat some Minecraft world records on

There are many different world records you can try and beat on this website. Good luck!

87. Build a museum and showcase every item in the game

Earlier I talked about getting all items in Minecraft... why not showcase them in your very own museum?

88. Create a diving board from the top of the map to the bedrock and try to jump in a 2 x 2 hole which is at least 5 blocks deep and survive

This will be really hard because as you're falling, you tend to move around a little bit.

89. Try to recreate an entire episode from your favourite tv show

This one will require a lot of time and dedication, as you will have to follow the episode bit by bit.

90. Try to recreate an entire film

Recreating a film will take 3-4 times longer as a TV show, as movies are usually at least an hour and 30 minutes long. Good luck!

91. Host your own Minecraft server

It's really easy to host your own server where you can play with your friends. I added a video showing you how below:

92. Build a statue of yourself

This one is to just show off your skills.

93. Build a statue of someone you look up to

What's a better way to show someone how much you appreciate them more than making a statue of them?

94. Play the walls

The walls is another great map to play in Minecraft. Enjoy!

95. Grief

It's not one of the best things to do, but if you're really that bored and don't mind the hate, just go on a random server and grief. All I ask is make sure the server has backups. Alternatively, you can grief friends or villages.

96. Set yourself personal goals to complete

For example, you can choose some things off this list and try to complete them as soon as possible.

97. Play Minecraft hardcore

Hardcore mode is a lot harder than survival mode because you only have one life. Try it and see how long you can survive.

98. Play Minecraft Survival

This is the simplest thing to do. Play Minecraft normally and just survive!

99. Play survival island

Survival island is a great fun map to play.

100. Play skyblock

Skyblock is another really fun map to play if you haven't tried it yet.

I hope you enjoyed this list. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below!

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      Noobie_Gamer 5 hours ago

      To be honest this page is quite useful if you could build freely but ive got a limited block space of where I can build so please do some for people with limited block space! Thankyou!

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      yo mama 27 hours ago


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      Jesse 5 weeks ago

      I made my own server. And I am making a Hunger Games Arena to play with the Bros.

      Thanks for the list it inspired me to do both.

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      Ath 6 weeks ago

      This is the best anyone who says it isn't is a total noob

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      dennis 7 weeks ago

      Honnestly, i think this list is useless.

      It's a list of the most obvious things to do in Minecraft when you're bored, i've already considered nearly all of the stuff already.

      Probably it's nice to read when you're new, but if you're truly done with Minecraft, it's really not helpful.


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      Super 2 months ago

      This Is a really good list.

      Has the next 100 come out yet?

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      Leah 2 months ago

      Thank you so much!!!!! TNT is really helped me because I was bored and some of these things was really helpful and I would like to use them.

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      Kevin 2 months ago

      Very cool ideas thx.

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      Holly 2 months ago

      Thanks for the tips

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      Brayden 2 months ago

      just read this and now i am looking forward to the next time i play Minecraft (most likely next week)

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      Crescent Wolf 3 months ago

      So, I liked this thing...

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      Matt 3 months ago

      37=Vietnam war

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      Kaio 3 months ago

      And modding don't ever forget modding...

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      molamazing 4 months ago

      This is very helpful please write more

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      Sassy_Siz_lol 4 months ago

      I LOVED them I did them all and thanks so much for the things to do =)

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      donny 5 months ago

      Wow. how did you get the ideas? this is great!

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      Tarryn:) 5 months ago

      I loved it thank you so much because I'm always bored in minecraft so this helped me a lot p.s hi

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      Tarryn  5 months ago

      I Loved it thank you p.s. Hi

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      Hollie 5 months ago

      Good list :)

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      tony marinelli 6 months ago

      bored....still bored

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      Damian Gribovski 7 months ago

      There are so many amazing things on this list that I have no idea what to do!

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      The Boss!! 7 months ago

      Yo man I love this and got a lot of ideas. Can you another 100 things to do list

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      Idk What To Put Here 7 months ago

      I once Noscoped A Player In One In The Quiver On Mineplex XD

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      Guinea pig 8 months ago

      The ideas were good

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      bob 9 months ago

      i like it

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      Shootkapowie 10 months ago

      MINECRAFT madness loved the grieving one

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      Lucy 11 months ago

      I love it so much I am addicted

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      Jacob Barnard 13 months ago from Gloucestershire

      No problem Lil_Sparkelz. Glad you found the hub useful! :)

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      Lil_Sparkelz 13 months ago

      I LOVE minecraft, but i get bored sometimes so this is really useful! i cant do the server thing tho because the minecraft that i play on came with my computer, not the one from the mojang site. I still had to buy minecraft tho :,( But thanks for this article because it is soooooo helpful to me!! THANKS!!!!!

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      Jacob Barnard 13 months ago from Gloucestershire

      Thank you for your comment Sawyer, I didn't make any of the videos, but at some point, I'll be replacing them with videos I made myself in the future

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      Sawyer 13 months ago

      Wow I enjoyed the video you should make a new one that's even better or just make a roller coaster haunted house in the game and make it huge

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      Jacob Barnard 14 months ago from Gloucestershire

      Thank you for the comments everyone, much appreciated!

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      Casey 14 months ago

      Wonderful list Jacob thanks a lot I'm totally doing some of these!

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      Casey 14 months ago

      Wonderful list Jacob thanks a lot I'm totally doing some of these!

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      Allona 14 months ago

      Wow Amazing! I am ALWAYS bored in minecraft which is pretty sad for me ! But with this! IMMA NOW A PRO ! Thx soooo much u basically saved ma life from dying from boredom!


      Btw I will read all ur posts and + make more what to do when bored stuff plzzzzzz!

      Thx again

      XOXO ,


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      Courtney 14 months ago

      Cool, but I did most of these things

      Really--- I have. Don't judge.

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      Jacob Barnard 14 months ago from Gloucestershire

      Lura, since leaving the "Should I write 100 More Things To Do in Minecraft When You're Bored?" poll, everyone seems to feel the same way, so I will definitely be writing 100 more :) I hope to write it this week sometime.

      Gaming With MCPE, thank you for the support!

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      Gaming With MCPE 14 months ago

      I loved he article! I even had fun reading it lol thank you for the time you put into making this! ;) I hope you make more

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      lura 15 months ago

      hi im still bored so can you make a 100000000000000 more

      or atleast 100

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      Jacob Barnard 15 months ago from Gloucestershire

      OtakuWaffle, Good idea! If I decide to write a "100 More Things To Do in Minecraft When You're Bored" I'll include it! :)

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      OtakuWaffle 15 months ago

      I was surprised, joining a server wasn't on the list, then again all servers aren't really kid-friendly 75% of the time.

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      Jacob Barnard 15 months ago from Gloucestershire

      Good luck if you actually follow through with it! That'll be pure dedication!

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      Anonymous 15 months ago

      90... if its one of The Hobbit ones thats about 3 hours for the one i saw.... and 89 for a tv show Quantum Leap is about average movie length.... ye... i am planning on this but on roblox but ill try minecraft... or atleast building scenes not an entire episodes every scene... and on 100 aka skyblock i suggest doing an Agrarian Skies skyblock aka the modpack based on skyblock or atleast having ex nihilo which is the mod Agrarian Skies is also mainly about... but you could also make an Elytra Bow aka a bow with punch 2 mending and preferably unbreaking 3 and infinity as if youre in the sky gliding and shoot an arrow just slight out and hit yourself while gliding with a pair of elytra and you could glide nonstop but also put mending on them and they dmg from time not distance and last 7 minutes no unbreaking about 15 with unbreaking 1 and 22 on unbreak 2 and unbreaking 3 for about 30 minutes btw Xisumavoid did myth busting for this go watch that k but maybe also you could do myth busting yourself?

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      Hannah 17 months ago


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      Jacob 19 months ago

      Hi Jacob Jacob cool post thanks

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      Jacob Barnard 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

      Koen, I'm glad you seen my post and decided to check my article out, I truly appreciate it!

      Yeah well that was part of the plan :)

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      Koen 2 years ago

      Saw your post on Reddit, so I had to look here of course ;). Good starter ideas and also handy for reminding people like me that have been playing Minecraft for years, of the many many things that you can do in Minecraft.

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      Jacob Barnard 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

      Thank you Rosie!

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      Rosie writes 2 years ago from Virginia

      Impressive list - nice job making it appealing to all ages!

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      Jacob Barnard 2 years ago from Gloucestershire

      Awesome Suzanne! I hope they enjoy my article :)

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      My kids are Minecraft mad, so they love to do all of these things in Minecraft. They are currently reading one of the construction books about how to build a dream Minecraft house (I really like the floating island ones). It's such a creative game, it's great to talk about it with them. Voted useful!