100 Things To Do in Minecraft When You're Bored
Hello everyone, my name is Jacob Barnard (Jacobb9205) and in today's article I will be talking about 100 things to do in Minecraft when you're bored, enjoy!
All things to do are in a completely random order.
1. Blow up things with TNT
Whether you're in creative or survival mode, it's always fun to blow up things with TNT.
2. Build a boat and sail the seas
Whether you want to role play 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
Building a city will take a long time depending on how complex it is but if you're truly bored this is 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 it's amazing to show of your skills and determination because you have to have skill to recreate real life things in games.
6. Acquire a full stack of diamonds (64 Diamonds)
Diamonds are always useful, it's better to have too much 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 such as: 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 such as 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 the ender dragon you will have completed one of the hardest things to do in Minecraft!
12. Craft all wooden tools
Crafting all wooden tools 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
Crafting all stone tools is a great to save resources because you can easily have unlimited cobblestone by making a cobblestone generator.
14. Craft all Iron tools
Crafting all Iron tools is extremely useful because they have decent durability and you can mine most ores with it!
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
Diamond tools are the best tools you can get in Minecraft as they have great durability and can 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 which can be used 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
Tree houses are always a great idea because you can easily 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 can start your base there and expand it into a huge village!
21. Go fishing
Fishing is very useful because 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 useful/productive at the same time!
22. Build a different house each time 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 first! Building it in Minecraft first will allow you to change as many things as you would like until you're comfortable with what you've built
24. Build your own underground subway system
Subway systems are 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. Sooner or later 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 recreate, 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 find somewhere/something interesting/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 rule that you shouldn't do because you may end up falling to your death or burning in lava for example.
Sometimes it is good to dig straight down though 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 etc.
32. Start a food farm
Starting a food farm has many benefits as you will have unlimited food such as watermelons and carrots etc.
33. Tame a wolf
Wolves are great pets as they can help you fight off mobs such as zombies and skeletons!
34. Create a wolf army!
What's better than having 1 wolf? 100 wolves! With this many wolves, anything that comes even remotely close to you is going to have a bad day!
35. Build an underground base
Building an underground base 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
Docks are always a great way to have a boat waiting for you every time you want to travel the seas instead of building a new one every time!
37. Start a forest fire
Starting a forest fire can easily clear out a lot of land quickly, 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 those times where you don't have a bed and need 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 but 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!
Pixel art is a great way to show off your building skills and overall it's fun to make pixel art!
42. Build a secret room
The good thing about secret rooms is that 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
Colouring sheep can become very 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 different fun 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
Volcanoes are great to add in the background of any village you make. You could even make a volcano island like shown in the video below!
51. Build an underwater base
An underwater base is great for multiplayer servers as it will be harder for other players to find your base.
52. Build a spaceship
If you have nothing else to build, a spaceship is a great thing to build! 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
Building a Base in the sky is a great way to hide on multiplayer servers, unless they look up of course!
55. Go on a killing spree
Going on a killing spree is 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 nothings 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
Building a gladiator stadium is a great idea because 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 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 as you can see from the video below! It takes great skill and patience to make the perfect domino effect track 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, 1 of your friends can be the judge and then you and another friend can build the same thing and then the judge will pick whose build is the best!
One rule, don't let the judge know whose is whose build.
66. Make your own pixel art comic
I haven't actually seen this one done before, but it's a very good idea! Either make your own pixel art comic 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 actually harder than you think because creepers have a rather large blast radius!
69. Create your own Adventure/Puzzle map
Creating your own adventure map 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! I have added a link to a tutorial on how to make an adventure map below:
70. Play capture the flag
Capture the flag is 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 up all of the fireworks 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
Mine shafts are great for finding loot, you can find anything from bread to diamond equipment.
76. Find a Jungle temple
Jungle temples are great for finding valuable loot, such as diamonds and emeralds
77. Find all biomes
Finding all biomes can give you a great advantage because in each biome there's something new to find, such as jungle biomes have temples, Ice plains have oak trees and extreme hills has emerald ores!
There are actually 61 different biome types according to the Minecraft wiki page linked below:
78. Build a shooting range
Shooting ranges are a great way to improve your skills on Minecraft, this will come in handy when you're in a battle with a skelington or an enemy player on a multiplayer server.
79. Build a 50 x 50 castle with at least 3 or more floors
Castles are always great to build, you could do a little bit of roleplaying and have a war with a friend? The reason why I said for your castle to have at least 3 floors is so that it will take longer to build and you can release your creative side!
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)
Lighthouses are great to see where your house is from a distance, I recommend that you build one as soon as possible!
83. Run around
Running around is a great idea, I usually just run in one direction until I find something interesting or a great place to build my home.
84. Build an elevator
Elevators are great ways to get to 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 depending on the server.
86. Try and beat some Minecraft world records on recordsetter.com
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 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 to do because as you're falling you tend to move around a little bit.
89. Try and 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, good luck!
90. Try and recreate an entire film
Recreating a film will take 3-4 times longer as tv shows as they're usually at least 1 hour and 30 minutes - 2 hours depending on the film. Good luck!
91. Host your own Minecraft server
Once you've started hosting your own Minecraft server, you can easily play with your friends, it's really easy to host your own server.
I have 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 in Minecraft :)
94. Play the walls
The walls is another great map to play in Minecraft, enjoy!
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 to add to your personal goal 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 and see how long you can survive, good luck!
98. Play Minecraft Survival
This is the simplest thing to do just play Minecraft normally and just survive!
99. Play survival island
Survival island is a great fun map to play, enjoy!
100. Play skyblock
Skyblock is another really fun map to play, enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed the 100 Things to do in Minecraft when you're bored list, if you have any questions, feel free to leave them below!