How To Play Minesweeper


Minesweeper is a fun game that you can play in Microsoft Windows. It’s easy to learn and is a great way to pass some time. Here are the basics of how to play the game:

Ensure you have a board.

If you’re going to play Minesweeper, you need a board. You can play on your computer, or on your mobile device (tablet or smartphone). If you don’t have one of these things, there’s probably some kind of store in your area where they sell them.

For the purposes of this guide, we’ll assume that if you’re reading this text then you already have access to a computer or mobile device capable of running Minesweeper.

Ensure there are mines on the board.

  • Ensure there are mines on the board. To make sure that you’re not wasting your time, click on the “New Game” button and then click on the “Options” button. In the Options menu that appears, click on the Mines tab (the first one). Make sure that “Mines” is checked in this tab; if it isn’t, check it now and then click OK to confirm.
  • Place an X over every mine you can see by clicking somewhere in its square or near it. You’ll know when you’ve successfully placed a marker because a text box will appear saying something like “X marks the spot!” at which point you can move onto another square to mark another mine (if there’s one there).

Click to start playing.

  • Click the Start button and then select Programs > Minesweeper.
  • Click on the Start menu, then select Programs > Microsoft Games > Minesweeper

Watch out for mines!

Watch out for mines! If you want to win the game, you’ll need to avoid stepping on mines. The first step of this process is knowing where they are. Each mine is represented by a square with a number inside it (1 or 2). As you’re surveying the board, looking for hidden bombs, don’t forget to count how many mines have been revealed so far and keep track of how many remain hidden. It’s easy enough to do: just look at one side of your grid, then flip it over and repeat on the other side—and don’t forget about those corners! Also make sure not only that there aren’t any bombs within three squares away from each other but also that there aren’t any in clusters nearby; often times a group of three or four will be clustered together near each other and can easily be mistaken for one big cluster if overlooked.

Look around the board.

You should look for patterns in the numbers. Patterns like how they are arranged in squares and rectangles, or how they form diagonal lines. You also want to be looking for patterns in the mines; for example, if there is a lot of mines around one square, then that means it has a higher chance of containing a mine than other squares that have no mines nearby.

The same goes with looking at patterns within the board as well: For example, if there are more numbers on one side of the board than another then that means that side probably has fewer mines than its opposite side (which has more numbers).

Use what you see to deduce what’s underneath.

If you see a mine in a corner, the surrounding squares might be safe. But if it has been placed strategically near a number or an adjacent square, there’s a good chance that it’s hiding under one of those numbers. This is especially true if you notice that the miner has left out some numbers entirely—a good sign that they’ve been mined out or are being held in reserve for later use.

You can also deduce things based on how tiles are placed and whether or not they’re surrounded by other mines or other tiles. If there are no mines on one side of your board, then those columns aren’t going to include any hidden explosives!

Use your intuition.

Use your intuition.

Intuition is a powerful tool, and it can be a great way to make decisions in games. For example, when you are clicking around the board and see a square that’s too big for the number of mines there are in the vicinity (e.g., if it has 4 mines surrounding it), then you should probably avoid clicking on that square because there’s probably something underneath it! The same goes for when you see several adjacent squares with only 2 mines each—it’s likely safe to click them because they’re probably empty!

Minesweeper is a fun game that can easily be played in Microsoft Windows.

Minesweeper is a fun game that can easily be played in Microsoft Windows. The goal of the game is to find all of the mines on the board without hitting one. It sounds simple, but it’s not! This guide will teach you how to play Minesweeper and help you become a pro!


You should now be ready to start playing Minesweeper, which is a fun game that anyone can learn how to play in under 5 minutes. If you’re still not sure about the rules then try playing the game yourself and see if you enjoy it. Hopefully by now we’ve convinced you of just how simple and fun it can be!

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