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What is Minesweeper?

Minesweeper is a logic puzzle video game genre generally played on personal computers. The game features a grid of clickable tiles, with hidden "mines" (depicted as naval mines in the original game) scattered throughout the board. The objective is to clear the board without detonating any mines, with help from clues about the number of neighboring mines in each field. Variants of Minesweeper have been made that expand on the basic concepts, such as Minesweeper X, Crossmines, and Minehunt. Minesweeper has been incorporated as a minigame in other games, such as RuneScape and Minecraft's 2015 April Fools update.

How to Play Minesweeper

  • The board is divided into cells, with mines randomly distributed.
  • To win, you need to open all the cells without clicking on a mine.
  • The number on a cell indicates how many mines are adjacent to it.
  • Using this information, determine which cells are safe to click.
  • Cells suspected of being mines can be marked with a flag using the right mouse button.

Features of Minesweeper

  • A grid of clickable tiles.
  • Hidden "mines" scattered throughout the board.
  • Clues about the number of neighboring mines.
  • Various difficulty levels.
  • Multiple game variants, including Minesweeper X, Crossmines, and Minehunt.

Tips for Playing Minesweeper

  • Start by clicking tiles in the corners or edges.
  • Use the numbers to deduce where mines might be.
  • Flag potential mines to avoid accidentally clicking them.
  • If uncertain, prioritize uncovering tiles that provide more information.
  • Practice makes perfect—familiarity with patterns and probabilities improves performance.

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