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This is a classic customizable minesweeper game. Find all the mines on screen by planting flags on them & uncovering the cells you are certain do not contain a mine.

  • Customize the playing size of your field and the number of mines you are expected to locate.
  • Avoid clicking or tapping on the mines directly. Use the numbers to deduce their locations & mark mine locations with flags.

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Minesweeper Online Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Identify and plant flags over the location of the mines in he matrix. Do not open tiles with mines.

  • Starting the Game
    • On the welcome screen, pick out your game settings, the hit Play to begin.
      • You can choose both the matrix size and rate (mine density).
    • Select Fullscreen to enter and exit full-screen mode.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • With your mouse:
        • Left click on any tile to reveal it.
        • Left click on the flag button to activate or deactivate flag-planting mode.
          • You can also switch to flag-planting mode by simultaneously left- and right-clicking.
        • Left click on a tile while on flag-planting mode to plant or remove a flag.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Tap on the screen with your fingers and use them as a mouse.
    • Controls and indicators
      • The game’s main controls are on the top row.
        • Top left:
          • Get back button: Returns you to the welcome screen
          • Mine counter: Keeps track of the number of flags you can plant
        • Top center:
          • The face: Acts as both a tracker and a start again button
        • Top right
          • Flag button
          • Fullscreen button
          • Timer: Keeps track of the time
  • Game Play
    • Setting up
      • The difficulty of the minesweeper game depends on 2 factors:
        • The size of the field (matrix).
        • The density of the mines in the field (mine rate).
      • The larger the matrix and the higher the mine rate, the more mines you must find & the higher probability of losing.
        • The three matrix sizes are 10×16 (160 cells), 14×23 (322 cells), and 17×28 (476 cells).
        • The three mine rates are 5%, 10%, and 20%.
        • Small boards have 8, 16, or 32 mines.
        • Medium boards have 16, 32, or 64 mines.
        • Large boards have 23, 47, or 95 mines.
      • You can select the difficulty on the welcome screen.
    • Basic rules
      • Your goal is to identify and plant a flag on every mine in the matrix without selecting any of them.
        • Use the flag setting to flag cells where you are certain there is a mine.
      • There are 2 types of tiles on the matrix: open and closed.
        • Open tiles are those you clicked on. Closed tiles are unrevealed.
        • Open tiles must be either blank or contain numbers for the game to continue.
        • If you open a tile that contains a mine, it’s game over.
      • Use the numbers to help you identify the location of the mines.
        • The numbers on the open tiles indicate the number of mines adjacent to it.
        • Adjacent tiles includes tiles on the diagonal. The key is that they are all one tile away from the number.
    • The face
      • The face acts as both indicator and a start again button.
      • On a game in progress, the face makes expressions as you click and tap on the screen.
        • When you click on a tile that reveals a blank or a number, it just opens its mouth. It does the same when you plant a flag over a suspected mine.
        • When you click on a mine, it shows a dead face with x’s for eyes.
        • When you plant flags on all the mines, the face wears sunglasses.
    • Strategy
      • Start by revealing as much of the blank spaces as you can.
        • Selecting a blank tile automatically reveals as many of the blanks at once.
        • Start with a cell somewhere in the middle as it enables you to work in any direction so long as you do not hit a mine.
        • Depending on your difficulty level you have a 5%, 10%, or 20% chance of hitting a mine.
        • If you do not hit a mine you will hit a number indicating nearby mines or an open cell which opens up much of the matrix.
      • Pay attention to the numbers carefully.
        • Use logical deduction to identify the location of the hidden mines.
          • If a cell has no number you can open up every adjacent cell including those which are diagonal.
          • If a cell has open cells in all direction but one and has a number on it you know the uncovered cell is a mine.
          • Similarly, if a cell has only one covered adjacent cell and has a larger number than the mines you have marked you know that adjacent remaining cell is a mine.
          • Work vertically and horizontally to keep uncovering more cells, marking more bombs, and enabling more moves through logical deduction as you reveal more information.
        • In some cases you have to guess, particularly in corners where you only have information from a couple directions and mines which further block data flow about the adjacent cells.
          • Boards with a low mine ratio rarely require guesses beyond the initial board opening.
          • Boards with a higher mine ratio are much more likely to require at least some guessing.
          • If you must guess, it is usually best to guess where the guess has the lowest probability of hurting you.
            • For example, if you know a mine is on 1 of 2 cells you have a 50% chance of blowing up.
            • If there are 5 covered cells and only one of them is a mine then you have a 20% chance of blowing up.
      • Mark all the obvious mines first.
        • These include tiles completely surrounded by numbers & those which have a higher numerical value than marked adjacent mines with only 1 covered adjacent cell.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for players who like minesweeper games.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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