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This classic game was first introduced as a part of the Microsoft Windows 3.1 operating system in 1992 to teach players to use the right-click as they flagged cells. It’s a logic puzzle that requires strategy, and a bit of luck, to win the game.
The goal of minesweeper is simple — uncover all the numbered or blank cells on the minefield grid in the fastest time possible without detonating a mine. If you click on a mine during gameplay, you lose the game. Numbered cells indicate how many mines there are in the eight adjacent cells.
The top left box lists the number of mines on the grid and the top right box is a timer that begins once you click the first cell. The number in the top left will decrease as you flag cells. You can click the smiley face in the middle to start a new game.
There are three difficulty levels:
To start the game, click anywhere on the grid, though it’s best to start somewhere near the middle. Once the first cell is revealed you can click additional cells, flag cells that you think are mines, or mark cells with a question mark if you’re unsure.
You cycle through the symbols: The first click is a flag, next click is a question mark, and the next click makes the cell blank again".
The game ends either when you click a mine or you’ve opened all the safe blocks. You must open all the safe blocks to win, even if all the mines are flagged.
As you become more familiar with minesweeper, you will begin to recognize patterns and probabilities. Commit these to memory to make it easier and quicker to win the game.
Remember, Minesweeper is a puzzle game of logic, and some luck. Over time, you'll learn to win the game more often and faster. As you get familiar with the game, take your time and use reasoning to determine which cells are mines and which are clear. Good luck!