How to Play
Uncover the empty squares while avoiding mines. You win the game by uncovering all the safe squares without triggering a mine. In the top right-hand corner, you’ll notice a timer and the number of mines left. Use this information to uncover all the safe squares as quickly as you can!
The numbers in each square indicate how many mines exist in adjacent squares. You can use this information to tactically flag potential mine spots using right-click, and using left-click, you can uncover (hopefully) safe squares. For squares you’re unsure about, click right-click on them twice to place a question mark. Squares with no number assigned are completely safe.
Think logically. If a number 1 is only touching 1 square, you can be certain it’s a mine. The same can be said for a 1 - 2 - 1 pattern in a straight line, you can mark the connected 1 squares with a flag.
More Microsoft Games
There are several more Microsoft games available to play in your web browser for free. Great if you don’t have a Windows PC! Check out some of the other reimagined classics:
- Classic Minesweeper with reimagined sounds and graphics
- Convenient timer and mine counter to indicate progress
- Helpful rules and tips available under the question mark icon
- Daily challenges - complete them to earn points!