If there’s one game that’s been the staple of computers since the beginning, it’s Minesweeper. Whether you’ve played on a laptop at school or tried your hand at beating a level or two on your phone, you’ve probably come to realize that Minesweeper is a tricky little game. But we’re here to help! You can and will beat Minesweeper easily every time with these handy tips and tricks.
Use the process of elimination.
The process of elimination is the best strategy for minesweeper. It’s not as obvious as it may seem, but this strategy can be used even when you’re playing on a computer.
If you’ve ever played minesweeper before and gotten frustrated with how difficult it is to win, I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way than what most people do: guess-and-check. No more guessing at random; no more getting stuck in groups where all possible solutions are impossible; no more move-canceling until your hand falls off! By using the process of elimination, we can win every time (or at least have an easier time).
One square at a time.
The game is simple, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. The first thing to remember when playing Minesweeper is to look at one square at a time. Mark your safe squares (or mines) and move on to the next one. If you don’t know if something is a mine or not, mark it and move on. Don’t spend too much time trying to figure out what the square is; just get rid of those pesky bombs!
If you’re still unsure about whether the square has been marked correctly, here’s how I usually decide:
- If there is no mine visible in any adjacent squares then I can safely assume that this number has been marked correctly and will not be changing unless I change my mind later when I see more evidence of where mines might be hiding behind other numbers (which sometimes happens).
- If there are no visible bombs next door but there are two or more bombs visible across from this number then I’ll mark it as such since there’s nothing stopping them from jumping over into another space and blowing up right after we’ve finished marking everything else up until here except those two spots; however unlikely this scenario may seem due to its unlikelihood…you never know!
Look for the easiest options.
It’s always best to start with the squares that have the least number of mines around them. This is a really good way to get a feel for the game. If you are a beginner, it’s always best to start with the easy squares and then move on to harder ones as your confidence grows.
Flag the bombs before you start.
If you are playing in the regular mode, first flag all of the bombs.
Next, mark all of the safe squares.
Then, mark all of the squares that are adjacent to a bomb (this means you will have to mark a few extra).
The next step is to flag any square that is adjacent to a flag (or number) since flags can only be placed on empty spaces and cannot be placed on top of any other mine or number.
Finally, if there are any mines remaining at this point then flag them as well before moving on in your sweep!
Minesweeper can be fun and easy, as long as you know how to play.
Minesweeper can be a great way to pass the time, but you don’t want to spend hours playing it and lose track of time. If you want to play minesweeper on your phone or computer, then we have some tips for you!
First, start with an easy level. If the first level is too hard, then move onto the next one until you find one that isn’t too difficult and fun at the same time.
Another important tip: don’t worry about making mistakes when playing this game because there’s no right answer in minesweeper! You just need to make sure that there aren’t any bombs in each square before clicking on it and if there are any bombs around then they’ll explode while they’re still under ground so don’t panic if something explodes while playing this game—it happens sometimes!
We hope this guide is helpful and gets you playing Minesweeper like a pro in no time! If you have any other tips or tricks, we’d love to hear them in the comments below!