The goal of the game is to uncover all the squares
that do not contain mines without being "blown up" by clicking on a square
with a mine underneath. Clicking on the game board will reveal what is hidden
underneath the chosen square or squares. Some squares are blank but some
contain numbers (1 to 8), each number being the number of mines adjacent to
the uncovered square. To help avoid hitting a mine, the location of a
suspected mine can be marked by flagging it with the right mouse button.
Game History - Minesweeper
Microsoft Minesweeper (formerly Minesweeper) is a minesweeper computer game
created by Curt Johnson, originally for OS/2, and ported to Microsoft Windows
by Robert Donner, both Microsoft employees at the time. First officially
released as part of the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 1 in 1990, it was
included in the standard install of Windows 3.1 in 1992, replacing Reversi
from Windows 3.0. Microsoft Minesweeper has been included without a major
change in all subsequent Windows releases until Windows Vista, at which time
an updated version by Oberon Media replaced it.
Play the classic game in Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert modes. It's the
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