Minecraft (Pocket Edition)
Location / Appearance
Villages are a common multi-structure settlements you will encounter above ground.
Villages come in two varieties. One is a wood and stone built Village. The other is a Sandstone Village, which is only found in the desert.
Usage / Purpose
Villages typically contain a variety of buildings, some of which have specific purposes and some of which have Chests.
A Church Tower is made out of Cobblestone and is a good vantage point to view the surrounding area or hide-out after night-fall.
Most Villages have a Village Library, where you will find Bookshelves.
Both Sandstone and Wooden Villages contain Wells. Here are examples of both:
Villages contain Villagers, which at this point do not trade. They make curious noises and will leave their house if you open the door. Villagers lack self-preservation and often wander down into mines after you.
If you spawn near a Village it might be a good, safe place to make a home base. There are lots of available resources and they are relatively easy to spot from a distance.
At present, Villages do not have coffee shops or free WiFi. This is their only disadvantage.