How to Beat Minesweeper

About: Please join my online forums: http://generaleverything.co.nr/ A website where you can talk about just about anything. Features forums and chat room, along with user created clans and items.

Intro: How to Beat Minesweeper

We've all tried to complete a game of Minesweeper. But most of us have failed. You get the concept but you just can't win. Here's my way of solving minesweeper, ever since I used it, I've never lost a game. Never.

Step 1: The Basics

Before you jump into this, you need to know how the game actually works.
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

The Strategy is simple:

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

- Clicking both the left and right mouse buttons simultaneously over a number that already has it's mine(s)  found, will open all the blocks around it. This can save time. So, once you find all the mines around that number, click the right and left mouse buttons simultaneously.

- 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!

Have fun!

Share

    Recommendations

    • Metalworking Contest

      Metalworking Contest
    • Furniture Contest 2018

      Furniture Contest 2018
    • Tiny Home Contest

      Tiny Home Contest

    11 Discussions

    0
    None
    MichaelW723

    4 weeks ago

    Your quote from intro: "Here's my way of solving minesweeper, ever since I used it, I've never lost a game. Never."

    Then your first strategy is: "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)"

    I agree that the first corner will be free because it's the first click, but that doesn't guarantee that the other three corners are safe.So how can it be that you've "NEVER" lost?

    Unless you've hit upon a glitch in the program; being that clearing a corner on the first click--which is a definite safe move--also renders the other three corners clear.

    I just went and tried that. Unfortunately, the second clicked corner was a mine!

    Also, in several of your screen shots the corners are not cleared. You are not following your own rule. There's even a screen shot showing a lone single corner mine!

    So much for your first strategy tip!

    0
    None
    chrisgast.

    Question 3 months ago on Step 1

    "Clicking both the left and right mouse buttons simultaneously over a number that already has it's mine(s) found, will open all the blocks around it." What do you mean by this?

    0
    None
    DolkO

    1 year ago

    How do i solve this
    I ve been playing this game for years and i never knew how to determine which square to choose

    IMG_4935.PNG
    1 reply
    0
    None
    JørgenK5DolkO

    Reply 8 months ago

    i'm thinking the line on the top, flag the left tile, and the 2nd line flag the left tile

    0
    None
    TuyếnT10

    1 year ago

    Funny games, I have done with new version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saewj5fQkVw

    0
    None
    Epicbubblegunner

    2 years ago

    what does it mean when all the squares have little flags on them and the yellow smiley face on the top is wearing sunglasses. I got that when i was doing a random game, is is what I got, sorry the game was too big to fit on one picture so I put it into 2 different pictures. The height and width was 99, and the number of mines was 9800 I only clicked on the middle square to get it.

    Minesweeper 1.pngMinesweeper 2.png
    0
    None
    HandyBob

    8 years ago on Step 2

    So, you're saying that all I need to do is click the squares that are undeniably not a bomb, all the unidentifiable ones will sort themselves out?
    That sounds like just playing by the rules of the games. Where's the mystical tip?

    0
    None
    el greeno

    8 years ago on Introduction

    An easy tip for PC users is to click both right AND left mouse buttons TOGETHER on numbered squares.

    If all possible 'mines' have been detected around that numbered square, the program will clear large areas of the map for you.

    Give it a try, it's easier to see than say (write) apparently!