How To Play Minesweeper? Complete Guide With Tips & Tricks!

To begin, let me formally welcome you to Minesweeper. If you use Windows, you probably have the game installed. If you’re not a Windows user, you can always play minesweeper online. Use this walkthrough to conquer your first video game. The number on a block indicates how many mines are immediately close to it, and the goal of the game is to mark all of the mines.

Overview Of The Minesweeper

How To Play Minesweeper

Minesweeper is a game in which players must clear a grid of squares from buried mines. In the safe squares, you’ll see numbers indicating how many mines are touching the tile. The game can be won by using the number clues to unlock all of the secure cells. It’s game over if you step on a mine.

In Windows Minesweeper, your first click is never in danger. The left mouse button is used to open squares, while the right mouse button is used to place flags on mine. Repeatedly pressing the right mouse button will turn your flag to a question mark. Once you’ve opened a square that isn’t touching any mines, the ones to its left and right will also open up until you reach a square with a number in it. Many players begin by clicking around aimlessly until they get a large, number-filled opening.

All mines next to a given number must be flagged before chording on that number to unlock its corresponding tiles. In order to “chord,” you must simultaneously press both mouse buttons. You can potentially save a tonne of time and effort by doing this. On the other hand, the mines can be detonated through chording if the correct number of flags are placed on the incorrect squares.

There are three tiers of challenge: easy (8×8 or 9×9), medium (16×16 with 40 mines), and hard (32×32 with 100 mines) (30×16 with 99 mines). When all of the secure spaces have been unlocked, the game is over. The number of unmarked mines is displayed on a counter, and the amount of time is indicated by a clock. Minesweeper remembers your best performance on each level of difficulty.

Custom games can be played with any size grid from 10×10 to 30×24, and with any number of mines from 10 to (x-1)(y-1).

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Here Are Some Definitions:

  • Flag: Once a mine has been located in a certain area, a flag should be planted there.
  • Question Mark: Put a question mark where you think a mine might be. The problem is that it won’t accomplish anything.
  • Smiley Face: You can either hit F2 or click the happy face to restart the game.

Get ready to do some serious sweeping now that you know the lingo!

First Step, Locate Your Initial Mine

How To Play Minesweeper
How To Play Minesweeper

Since this is your first game, you can get started by clicking anywhere. There’s a good chance that you have anything that resembles the picture. The number represents the number of mines immediately adjacent to the block. The situation depicted above is a good example. Look at the section in the image’s lower left corner (3rd from the left and 2nd from the bottom). There is only one unbroken block next to it and one mine in the immediate vicinity. It must be a mine, then. Mark it as spam by selecting the appropriate button. Yay! You’ve just uncovered the first of many gold mines. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. If there are only two unopened mines in a given block, mark them as such. If your block number is 8, congratulations!

Step 2: Clearing the Others

How To Play Minesweeper
How To Play Minesweeper

The other blocks also need to be cleaned up. There is already a mine next to Block A (see image). This ensures that there will be no more mines in the immediate area. This means the mine on the bottom left can be cleared out.

Step 3:  An Accurate Prediction

How To Play Minesweeper
How To Play Minesweeper

Every so often, you’ll run into a position when you have to take a stab in the dark. Most of the ones that need a guess, though, occur right before the game ends. To use a case in point (see the image). Only one mine remains, and it’s got to be in the area around the number three. Within either of the buildings. You can find the mine by breaking up a block that isn’t shared by both sides, such as the orange bricks in the image.

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Step 4: Use the 1-2 Pattern

How To Play Minesweeper

You should have some experience under your belt and have completed at least six beginning fields before proceeding. I stumbled onto what I think is a quite practical method. The 1-2 pattern is what’s known. The above picture depicts the 1-2 facing a wall (of blocks). Here, you can clean up the area immediately adjacent to you instead of sharing a field with strangers. Even at higher difficulties, this strategy will prove useful. Will the 1 and 2 be happy if you pretend there’s a mine in the block I ordered you to clear?

Step 5: Patterning the Walls

How To Play Minesweeper

You’ll likely run into situations similar to the one described above. An active mine can be found in either of the orange squares in this example. It is okay to remove the blue block. Ask yourself, will the 1s be happy if a mine is placed in the blue block?

Step 6: Some Suggestions

How To Play Minesweeper

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What You Need To Know About Minesweeper

  • Restart the game by pressing the F2 key.
  • Do not bother with the question mark; it will lead to nowhere except wasted effort.
  • Opening all of the safe blocks is the final objective, not marking all of the mines.
  • Keep the mouse button depressed and move the cursor to avoid touching any mine.
  • To avoid becoming trapped, it’s best to begin in the center.
  • The Game menu is where you’ll go to adjust settings and the level of challenge.
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And you have gained that knowledge now.

We wish you luck, Happy MINESWEEPING!

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