IMPORTANT – Hold your phone in landscape mode (on its side)
Minesweeper is a classic puzzle game that has challenged players’ deduction and logic skills for decades.
Hold your phone in landscape mode (on its side)
You can enlarge/drag the screen anywhere OUTSIDE of the grid
Start by selecting a square at random
A number in a square indicates the number of mines NEXT to that square (INCLUDES diagonal)
The GREY-WHITE box-flag indicates that a square is NOT a mine (CLICK on it and it will turn yellow)
The YELLOW box-flag indicates that a square IS a mine
How to play Minesweeper
The game is played on a 20×20 grid, where mines are hidden.
The exact layout of mines is generated randomly for each game.
The goal of Battleship Minesweeper is to locate all the mines so they can be safely decommissioned
You’ll be presented with a grid where you can make guesses by selecting cells one at a time.
Each cell can contain one of three possibilities: a number, a mine, or an empty cell.
The numbers displayed on the grid represent the total number of mines adjacent to that cell. This INCLUDES cells touching diagonally
Moves and Strategy:
Start by selecting a cell at random on the grid to reveal its contents.
LEFT click where you think there is NO mine
RIGHT click where you think there IS A MINE
If you are playing on a phone SELECT the YELLOW box-flag to indicate a mine.
SELECT the grey box-flag to indicate NO MINE
If you hit a mine, the game ends, and you lose.
If you reveal an empty cell, the number displayed indicates how many mines are adjacent to that cell.
Use the information to deduce the locations of the mines on the grid.
Carefully analyze the numbers and the patterns they form to make educated guesses on where the ships might be hidden.
Use logic and deduction to systematically uncover the grid, avoiding mines where possible.
Try to identify all of the mines within the time limit without getting blown up!
Just out of interest we have included a link showing real life Mine Clearance Divers at work
Minesweeper Origin and History:
In this section, we will delve into the background history of Minesweeper and explore some intriguing facts about the game.
The exact origin of Minesweeper is unclear, but the game gained popularity with the release of the Microsoft Windows operating system in the early 1990s. It was included as a pre-installed game in several Windows versions, contributing to its widespread recognition and adoption by millions of players worldwide.
Minesweeper was initially developed as an adaptation of a mainframe computer game called “Cube.” The objective of Cube was to move around a field of cubes, uncovering hidden squares without encountering mines. The concept was later refined to create the Minesweeper we know today.
The highest level of difficulty in Minesweeper, known as “Expert,” features a grid size of 16×30 with 99 mines. It presents a substantial challenge even for experienced players.Speedrunning Minesweeper has become a popular activity, with players attempting to achieve the fastest completion times. There are even dedicated competitions and leaderboards for Minesweeper speedruns.
Minesweeper has been widely used as a tool to improve logical thinking, deductive reasoning, and pattern recognition skills. Its gameplay mechanics make it an engaging and educational puzzle game.
Over the years, numerous variations and adaptations of Minesweeper have been developed, introducing new features, grid shapes, and game mechanics. These variations keep the game fresh and offer players new challenges.
Minesweeper is a captivating puzzle game that has entertained and challenged players for decades. With its origins tied to early computer games, Minesweeper quickly became a staple of the Windows operating system and remains a beloved classic to this day. By carefully deducing mine placements and making strategic moves, players can uncover the hidden dangers and emerge victorious in this thrilling game of logic and deduction.
Health and Safety
We would like to make clear that playing this game is no substitute for the bomb disposal training that would be necessary for the successful deactivation of mines.
In the event that you do find a mine in the sea, you should alert the Coastguard. Look for a landmark that will help you to describe the location. Do not erect a flag with a 1 on it.