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Minesweeper"); msg1.document.write("

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The object of Minesweeper

The object of Minesweeper is to find all " +"the mines as quickly as possible without uncoverin" +"g any of them.

To play Minesweeper " +"

  1. On the Game menu, click New<" +"/b>.
  2. To start the timer, click any squ" +"are on the playing field.
Notes" +"
  • The game area consists of the playing" +" field, a mine counter, and a timer.
  • You can " +"uncover a square by clicking it. If you uncover a " +"mine, you lose the game.
  • If a number appears " +"on a square, it indicates how many mines are in th" +"e eight squares that surround the numbered one. <" +"li>To mark a square you suspect contains a mine, h" +"old CTRL and click on it.

Strateg" +"ies and tips

  • If you are uncertain a" +"bout a square, hold CTRL and click on it twice to " +"mark it with a question mark (?). Later, you can e" +"ither mark the square as a mine or uncover it by r" +"ight-clicking again once or twice.
  • Look for c" +"ommon patterns in numbers, which often indicate a " +"corresponding pattern of mines. For example, the p" +"attern 2-3-2 at the edge of a group of uncovered s" +"quares indicates a row of three mines next to the " +"three numbers.
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