Step 1: The Basics
Contrary to popular belief, it's actually quite simply. Click a square, you get a number. That number is the number of how many mines are surrounding it. If you find the mine, you can open "unopened" squares around it, opening more areas.
Note when I say unopend, I mean unclicked, and when I say open, I mean clicked.
Step 2: The Strategy
When the game first starts, click the four squares in the corner. This will open up a good amount of blocks (95% of the time)
Mark all the mines that are downright OBVIOUS. Such as eight 1's surrounding a unopened square, it's obviously a mine.
Next start finding the mines around other numbers, like in the picture shown below.
Step 3: Tips + Hints
- Finding the mines in 1 blocks helps a lot, because it opens many squares and good hints to 2's and 3's.
- Be careful. Only open blocks that you KNOW are safe.
- You will need to complete about 10 games until you get the hang of it, then you can complete for fast times!