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In our free online minesweeper games, you must locate all mines (or "bombs") in a mine field as quickly as possible. You do this by uncovering squares that do not contain a mine using your left mouse button, and marking squares that do with a flag, using your right mouse button.
## MinesWhen you uncover a square, you will either see a mine (and lose the game), or the number of mines directly adjacent to (or "touching") that square, ranging from 1 through 8. (If there areno mines touching the square, you automatically uncover all adjacent empty squares.)
## CountersThere are four counters, displaying your Total Time and Total Score, the time remaining forthis game, and the number of flags left. When you mark a square with a flag, either correctly or incorrectly, the flag counter is decreased; however, it will never go below zero. You can "unmark" a square (and remove the flag) by right-clicking on it again.
Click on the "smiley" to start the game. Play quickly yet accurately: if you solve a game by marking all mines with flags, the remaining seconds for that game are added to your total score. However, if you uncover a mine or let the time run out, you lose the game and do not gain any points. The objective of the game is to reach a certain point score (depending on the skill level you have chosen, see below) as fast as possible. ## Minesweeper: BeginnerThis version is played on a8 x 8 grid. It contains 10 mines, and you must obtain 100 points as fast as possible to make it into the Hall of Fame. You have 99 seconds to solve each game.
## Minesweeper: IntermediateThis version is played on a16 x 16 grid. It contains 40 mines, and you must obtain 400 points as fast as possible to make it into the Hall of Fame. You have 399 seconds to solve each game.
## Minesweeper: ExpertThis version is played on a30 x 16 grid. It contains 99 mines, and you must obtain 1000 points as fast as possible to make it into the Hall of Fame. You have 999 seconds to solve each game.
## Hall of FameEach version of our Free Online Minesweeper Games has its own Hall of Fame, in which the top 5 scores are displayed for thepast 24 hours, the past week, the past month, as well as the all-time high scores for that version.
## ResetYou can press the "Reset" button to reset your Total Time to zero. However, this willalso reset your Total Score to zero, so you will be asked for a confirmation.
## Implementation DetailsOur implementation of minesweeper differs from other implementations in certain ways. Specifically:- In our version, you do
**not**have to uncover**all**squares to solve a game; marking all mines with flags is sufficient. (In fact, the game stops after you've correctly marked all mines, even if there are uncovered squares left!) - We only use
**single**mouse clicks, using either the**left**mouse button to uncover a square or the**right**mouse button to mark it with a flag. - In our version, squares that have not yet been uncovered can only be "blank" or marked with a flag; there is no third state for squares about which you are uncertain.
- To make it into the Hall of Fame, it is not enough to solve
**one**game really quickly; instead, you must reach the point score for the skill level you have chosen as fast as possible, which always requires**at least**two games. (We feel this puts a higher emphasis on skill, rather than luck.)
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