This is a modern remake of the original minesweeper game with simple graphics.
Click the mouse randomly to uncover squares where there is (hopefully) no bomb.
After opening up a portion of the playing field use the numbers showing on some spaces to figure out where there are bombs.
Click on the flag button and then click on squares to lay flags where you believe there is a bomb..
Play Classic Minesweeper Online
You can play this simple minesweeper game by clicking in the window below.
Alternatively you can play this game as a web application here.
Classic Minesweeper Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Use the mouse or touch your screen to remove squares from the playing field and cover all squares with bombs with a flag.
Click the mouse to clear out squares where you think there is a bomb.
Click on the flag at the top of the playing field to lay flags where you are certain there is a bomb.
Unclick the flag button to remove other squares.
There is a restart button in the upper left corner.
Strategy on How to Beat Minesweeper
This game uses a 9 by 14 grid for a total of 126 squares.
Each game has around 25 bombs (plus or minus 2), giving each square about a 20% chance of having a bomb.
The bomb count is shown in the upper right corner. As you lay flags the bomb count decreases on the presumption that each flag you have laid is correct.
If you lay a flag in the wrong spot you can later remove it.
The game is timed, with the timer showing in the upper part of the screen.
Beginning the level
Off the start of the game you click on cells to reveal if they have bombs or not and open up a portion of the playing field.
To some degree this begins as a game of luck until you open up part of the playing field.
If an uncovered square does not have any numbers on it then you can clear out the 8 surrounding cells & repeat the process until there are numbers on the face of uncovered squares.
After the level has opened up
After you open up the playing field you can use numbers showing on the face of spots to do a process of elimination to figure out where bombs likely are.
If a light gray box has no numbers on it that means there are zero adjacent bombs and you can uncover every square touching it.
If you look at multiple sets of numbers in near proximity they can help you create a matrix to solve where you are certain a bomb is or a bomb is not. Flag cells where there is a bomb and remove cells where there is not.
In some cases you end up having to guess to make progress. In general it is best to make guesses where you have a high probability of success. For example, if you know 3 out of 4 squares have a bomb trying to guess which one does not is a bad risk as you have a 75% chance of failure, but if you know 1 in 5 positions is a bomb you have only a 20% chance of failure.
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