This is a 30-stage game which fuses elements of Minesweeper with Nonograms, logic puzzles, mazes, and path making games. It is your job to help the mouse capture the cheese in 3 or fewer lives.
Use the numbers on the perimeter of the puzzle to highlight mousetrap locations.
Move around the maze to make your way toward the cheese.
Hit special tiles to shuffle the playing field or jump over other tiles.
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Trapsweeper Puzzle Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Move around the maze and avoid running into any mousetraps while making your way to the cheese.
Starting the Game
Press the START button on the game welcome screen to start the game.
Levels are unlocked sequentially.
Your web browser automatically saves your game progress & starts you on the final course played.
The level select screen only appears after having completed all 30 stages.
Move left by pressing the A key or the left arrow key.
Move right by pressing the D key or the right arrow key.
Move up by pressing the W key or the up arrow key.
Move down by pressing the S key or the down arrow key.
Use the on-screen controls.
Controls & indicators
The upper left corner has buttons for sound control & restarting the current level.
The upper right corner shows what level number you are playing.
The bottom center shows how many more traps you have to flag and how many lives you have to beat the current level.
Use the numbers along the edge of the puzzle to place flags where you believe there are mousetraps.
As you move around the playing field you can use logical deduction to flag other squares.
You do not lose by flagging a wrong square, but if you step on a square with a trap you die.
Move around the playing field to make your way to the cheese without stepping on a mouse trap.
You get 3 lives to beat each level.
The game contains a number of unique features & special tiles which differentiates it from standard Minesweeper games.
Number squares – these highlight nearby potential trap locations, augmenting the data provided along the perimeter of the maze.
These first appear in level 6.
As you clear off squares the potential location arrows adjust to only those squares which have not yet been uncovered.
You can not step on the number squares.
Red & white arrows – these tiles allow you to jump over a square in the direction they point.
These first appear in level 8.
You can repeatedly use the jump tiles.
If there is no tiles between the edge of the course and the tile you stand on them rather than jumping.
If there is one tile between the edge of the course and the jump tile you will jump only one square.
Striped walls – red and white striped walls appear on the boarder of some tiles.
These first appear in level 11.
You can not walk through the walls.
You must go around the walls or jump over them.
Yellow double arrow – these tiles slide the row or column they are in one cell in the direction the arrow points.
These first appear in level 16.
These can only be used once, and turn gray or black after being used.
You can stand on the square after use like a normal square, but the tiles will not shift further.
Blue circle with 3 white arrows – these move the entire board one cell in the direction the arrow faces.
These first appear on level 25.
They can only be used once each & then turn gray after use.
You can step on these squares multiple times, but they only alter the playing field on the first time you use each one.
This game has 30 stages which are unlocked sequentially.
You can’t go back to replay a previously beat level unless you start the game over from the beginning, lose the current level 3 times, or beat all 30 stages.
When all 30 stages have been completed you can pick to play any of the stages in any order.
Winning vs losing
You beat a level by safely making it to the cheese.
You die if you run into a mousetrap.
Each time you die the current board layout is reset to the starting position.
If you die 3 times in a row you go back to the prior level.
Anytime you start a new level (by advancing or by going back after dying 3 times) you start the level with 3 lives.
Known rows & columns
If a row or column has a zero in it you can walk on every tile to turn it green.
If a row or column has the same number on it as there are tiles it means every tile is a mousetrap.
Special tiles never have mousetraps on them, so if you see a column with 5 cells and the number 4, and there is a special tile in that column that would indicate every tile other than that tile is a mousetrap.
As you walk across tiles and they turn green it changes the math on where you are certain remaining mousetraps are.
Mousetraps are in the same place each time you play a particular level, so if you die on a stage use the knowledge of where you ran into mousetraps at to place a flag and then see where else that makes the math work to flag other trap locations.
The strategy for where and when you use special tiles is important for not getting stuck.
You do not need to use all the special tiles on every stage. For example, on level 27 you only use the bottom center special tile while ignoring the two side special tiles.
Hitting tiles in the correct order allows you to make quick work of stages.
Going in the wrong order can make levels impossible to beat.
On level 29 you can get stuck in an infinite loop if you hit the red and white jump arrows pointing at each other.
If you get stuck in a loop or can’t move without dying click on the level restart button in the upper left to restart the level.
We offer screenshots of completed levels 21-30 and a few earlier levels.
You can also request for help in the comments section below.
The game is suited for players who like logic puzzle & maze 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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