As a child, I remember playing Minesweeper on my computer. The logic seemed simple: click on a square and try to avoid the mines. What I didn’t know was that there are certain techniques you can use to be good at Minesweeper. After learning from several YouTube videos and forums, I will now share with you what I have learned.
As a child, I remember playing Minesweeper on my computer.
As a child, I remember playing Minesweeper on my computer. It was like an early version of Candy Crush Saga or 2048. The objective of the game is to find all the bombs without hitting any mines; if you do hit a mine, it’s game over. There are many ways to play this game—you can win by getting lucky and guessing correctly or by learning some strategies that will help you avoid making mistakes in the first place.
I recommend that you start with beginner mode:
The logic seemed simple: click on a square and try to avoid the mines.
When I started playing Minesweeper, I thought the logic was simple: click on a square and try to avoid the mines. This is not the best way to play minesweeper. In fact, there are better ways you can use to be good at minesweeper.
There are many techniques you can use to be good at Minesweeper. These include:
- Using a strategy that makes sense for you
- Knowing what types of numbers are more likely than others in each minefield (for instance, if you see multiple 8s but no 9s or 10s then it’s safe)
What I didn’t know was that there are certain techniques you can use to be good at Minesweeper.
While I knew the game was based on luck and chance, I didn’t realize that there were ways to use logic and reasoning to win.
You can look ahead in future moves. This is crucial for winning if you have a large number of mines to find. You should make a plan for how many squares you’re going to look at every time you move your cursor over a square, so that you know when it’s time to back away from the computer screen and go get some fresh air before sitting down again.
You can look for patterns of numbers or mines by circling them on your screen with your mouse cursor or writing them down on paper if they are too complicated to remember. It’s important not only that we make notes but also how we write them down: if two numbers appear together frequently enough then this could indicate an area where there will be more mines than usual!
After learning from several YouTube videos and forums, I will now share with you what I have learned.
In the past, I tried to learn from videos and forums. I also tried talking to people who were better than me in minesweeper. What works best for me is when I’m trying new things by myself or with other people.
1. Clicking every square. Do not limit your clicking to open squares only, as this is inefficient.
A common mistake in the Minesweeper game is to limit your clicking to open squares only. This approach is very inefficient, as it increases the number of clicks you need to complete a puzzle. A better method is to click on every square in the grid, whether it’s an open or covered square.
This will help you uncover more bombs and save time by not constantly backtracking when you can’t see what’s behind a minefield. In addition, this method also allows you to clear larger sections at once instead of just opening up small sections one by one
2. Keep your eyes peeled for obvious locations of known mines and flag them.
There are a few good locations where mines are highly likely to be hidden. One of these is in the corners of the grid, where there are not many options for placing mines. Another common spot is near the middle of the grid, where you may have only one or two options for placing your bombs. These squares should be flagged if you don’t want to skip them, but they could also be skipped if they appear likely that they are safe (or you simply want to save time).
Another great trick is marking every square that has two bombs touching each other on its border as “safe.” This can take some time but will save you from having to spend longer thinking about what could possibly happen with those two squares than actually solving any puzzles!
If there’s no obvious answer and nothing appears safe either way (such as if there’s only one number left), it’s best practice just go ahead and flag those question marks anyway; this way if something does turn out wrong later down the line then at least it won’t hinder progress too much!
3. You can sometimes deduce what number a square should be by adding the surrounding numbers together and subtracting the sum from how many squares are left in the area, or even by looking at what all the possible combinations add up to when you look at all the empty squares at once!
It’s easy to forget about the empty squares, but those are really important!
When you look at a minesweeper board, there are some numbers that you’re given and some that you have to figure out from the surrounding numbers. It’s helpful if you can deduce what number a square should be by adding up all the surrounding numbers together and subtracting them from how many squares are left in that area.
For example, let’s say I want to figure out what number this square is:
If I add up all of those surrounding numbers (including my own flag), it comes out to 27—but there aren’t 27 mines on this board! In fact, if we look at all of their possible combinations (how many ways each number can appear), they add up 10 + 8 + 4 + 2 = 22 times total; so we know that our square must equal 22 in order for them all be correct!
4. If you are stuck, you can also look ahead in future moves. This is especially helpful if you have made a mistake previously, but want to make sure it doesn’t affect your chances of winning in future moves!
- If you are stuck, you can also look ahead in future moves. This is especially helpful if you have made a mistake previously, but want to make sure it doesn’t affect your chances of winning in future moves!
- To do this effectively, look at the entire board at once and decide on the best course of action. You should also be looking for any patterns or anomalies (such as a large number of mines clustered together) that may help you predict where to focus your attention next.
- Alternatively, break apart larger sections into smaller ones by looking at them section by section rather than across multiple lines simultaneously: The former allows for much faster processing because everything remains visible on-screen without needing to pan around.
- It’s important when doing this exercise not just focus on areas where there are no mines but instead try to find any significant changes between each consecutive move – such as removing all bombs from one corner then moving onto another area before returning back again later down the line (which would indicate some sort of pattern).
5. It’s important not to get too attached to any one strategy because each game is different. Some strategies work better than others, depending on what kind of moves people have made before them (for example if someone leaves an area that has no mines around it).
While it’s important not to get too attached to any one strategy, it’s also important not to play too aggressively. Sometimes, you’ll find yourself in a situation where you have no choice but to take a risk and try something new. This can lead to big wins if you’re lucky—or big losses if you’re unlucky. Don’t worry about your score though; just focus on winning the game! In fact, don’t even bother looking at your score until after each game is over. That way there won’t be any pressure on what number needs to come up next (and you might actually catch yourself smiling when something unexpected happens).
These are just a few tips for how to beat Minesweeper. Hopefully, you’ll find them helpful as well! If not, there are plenty of other resources out there that can help you get better at the game. And if all else fails…don’t worry too much about it. The most important thing is to have fun!