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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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Have you ever encountered a minesweeper level where just luck is involved? [duplicate]

I've encountered a problem while chilling and playing minesweeper today. I reached the end of the game, but with two remaining slots and only 1 of them is a mine. I can't think of any logical way ...
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Where to go next if my first move reveals a number?

I started a game of Minesweeper, and it ended pretty unspectacularly: I clicked near the center of the board, revealing a '1'. I then clicked a square next to the 1, revealing the mine. Is there ...
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I gave up on this Minesweeper board. Is there a correct move that makes this solveable with certainty?

I have stared at this board for way too long and can't figure out how to move on. As far as I can tell, the main problem is the bottom part with the double stacked '4'. It seems to me that I have ...
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How can I perform a Chord on a touchpad in Minesweeper?

Pressing left and right mouse button together is an important skill in minesweeper. This performs what is known as a 'Chord' - uncovering all unmarked squares surrounding a number. The problem is, it'...
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Is this minesweeper board inconsistent?

In the above game, look at the cell circled in red. It says 1, which means it must have only one neighboring cell which will have a mine. However, there are two cells which have mines surrounding this ...
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Is it possible to hit a mine on first click?

Is it possible for some unlucky guy to hit a mine when they click the first square randomly?
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What do I do when two squares are equally valid?

The following happened playing Minesweeper: How do I figure out which square to click?
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Stuck on two valid squares in minesweeper How to solve? [duplicate]

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?
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Is there a recognised record for 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 compared to the 'best'
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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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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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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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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 but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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