A timed, single-player puzzle game, where the objective is to clear all spaces from a field that do not contain a mine.

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How can I minimize my chances of losing in Minesweeper?

In Minesweeper, I had to figure out the rules. I have been playing easily on the smaller levels. Now whenever I use the larger levels the following happens: Take a look at the point at which I lost....
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Is this board solvable?

Can anyone tell me an answer to this Minesweeper problem. I have to find just 2 mines from 4 spaces. What I really want to know is the sure shot way to solve puzzle (no guessing) I have found all ...
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Advanced Minesweeper Strategies?

I've found myself with a whole lot of freetime at work. Unfortunately, our workstations are pretty locked-down and internet usage is monitored, so I'm stuck doing nothing. And by nothing, I mean ...
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Can Minesweeper be played using the keyboard?

Can Minesweeper be played using a keyboard, like in Weird Al's "White and Nerdy"?
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Best move when they are no more certain moves left

When playing minesweeper, there is that inevitable moment where you have solved everything that is logically solvable. The only next move is to guess and hope you don't land on a mine. When playing ...
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How many levels are there in Minesweeper adventure mode?

I have been persisting at the Windows 8 minesweeper adventure mode in the hopes that I could complete it, but after getting past level 100, I am wondering if perhaps it just generates levels ...
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Stuck at an average of ~40 sec Intermediate, ~120 sec Expert — how best to improve from here?

Is there a particular mindset or technique that allows you to push beyond the ~1 mine / sec barrier? e.g.: less flagging? more clever "leaps" into uncharted territory?   (which I see on ...
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What are the differences between Minesweeper for Windows XP and for Windows 7?

My recent obsession with Minesweeper led me to open up the game at home (Windows 7). It's a lot different looking. Aside from the fun new sounds, what other differences are there? Has the mine-...
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Classic Windows games on Windows 8

Who can live without the games supplies with Windows? Countless hours of productivity have been lost to Minesweeper, Solitaire, Chess and the likes. Sadly, Microsoft did not include desktop versions ...
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minesweeper on a cell phone

Is there a current record for an expert game played on a touch screen cell phone and/or tablet? I put up a 98 second expert game on my phone and I'm curious how good that is
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Minesweeper in Windows 7

In Windows 7 Minesweeper sometimes a red X flashes and then the number of surrounding mines is displayed when a square adjacent to a valid mine square is tagged with a mine flag. The square flagged as ...
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Determine if Minesweeper is still solvable

Related: Is this board solvable? The following happened playing Minesweeper: As far as I know, there was no way to know for sure where the remaining two mines are located. How does one correctly ...
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Restart Minesweeper Adventure at the last completed level

Is there any way to restart Minesweeper Adventure at the last completed level? I have not started a new game yet. Was at level 280.
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Stuck on minesweeper? How to solve? [closed]

The 1 indicates that ones of the two questioned flags is a mine and 3 also indicates the same. How to choose logically between any one of them? Thanks :)