How to Play Minesweeper

How to Play Minesweeper.

Minesweeper is one of the computer games that usually come with Windows. It is a very popular game for those who love to kill time. A lot of people attempt to play this, aside from solitaire, when they are bored or when they need a little time to relax. But a number of them eventually stop if they have given up knowing its mechanics or objective. Good thing we are now in the modern age and we can browse through the internet about almost anything. Below are the steps on how to play minesweeper and you will realize how simple and addicting this game can be? Enjoy!

  1. First of all, the objective of the game is to locate the boxes with mines without detonating it. When you open the game, you initially have to choose the level you are going to play whether beginner, intermediate, expert, or custom. Then a screen with gray boxes, which is the minefield, will appear. You have to clear this minefield by simply clicking on the boxes, which will then uncover either empty boxes or numbered boxes. The boxes with numbers inform you on how many mines are found surrounding that particular space.
  2. Start to click a box in the middle of the minefield to have more chances of revealing a larger area. Do not worry because the first box that you choose will never have a mine. Before you begin looking for a mine, click on other boxes that are not adjacent to those opened areas. In this way, locating for mines is easier since more spaces are already revealed. But of course, there is also a chance on detonating a mine, therefore be careful!
  3. Now, you can start looking for mines. Again, boxes with numbers mean that spaces adjacent to these boxes may contain a mine. Time to keep your brains working; although in some cases it is just mere luck, especially in the expert mode.
  4. If you are sure that a box contains a mine, right click on that space to put a red flag. This is to warn you that the cell has a mine. If you are in doubt if a space has a mine, you can also double click the right button of your mouse to put a question mark on that box.
  5. If you are sure that you have marked all the mines in the spaces adjacent to the numbered box, click on this box with both mouse buttons simultaneously. This will open all the adjacent spaces that do not contain mines.
  6. Just go on with the game until you open all the boxes without mines. If you selected a space that contains a mine and lose, click on the smiley face at the top of the screen to begin a new game.
  7. Customizing your minefield is also possible. Just select on the ‘Game’ menu then choose ‘Custom’.
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