A parkour Minecraft map is a custom map that tests the jumping abilities of players rather than focusing on resource gathering and building. These maps are created by other Minecraft users and must be downloaded before being played.
The name for this style of gameplay is taken from the sport of parkour, which inspires this gameplay style. As in the sport, players must traverse obstacle courses and jump onto platforms with precision in order to reach the end.
Unlike the real-world version of parkour, Minecraft characters behave uniformly when it comes to running and jumping, meaning that players must analyze the course and determine the correct way through if they want to complete it. In this regard, completing a parkour map requires understanding and precision, making the challenge of the maps a form of puzzle.