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How To Play Minesweeper

Watch more Gaming Tips and Tricks videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn the ins and outs of this popular -- and addictive -- computer game with the tips and tricks in this Howcast video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Start a new game Start a new game. A grid of gray squares will appear. Tip Start on the easiest setting, and work your way up to harder settings. Step 2: Click on a square Left-click on any gray square. On a Mac, simply click on it. If there is a mine hidden under the square, you immediately lose the game. If there isn't a mine under the square, there will be a number -- one through eight --indicating how many mines are under the eight adjacent squares. Step 3: Locate other safe squares Determine safe squares by using the uncovered numbers. Lower numbers indicate fewer mines adjacent to that square. If the number is a "1," then there is only one mine around that square, and seven safe squares. Step 4: Flag possible mines Flag squares that you deduce are hiding mines by right-clicking on them. On a Mac, hit the option key at the same time you click the mouse. Tip Improperly flagging a square can cost you the game. Step 5: Locate all the mines Locate all the mines and uncover all the number squares to win the game and become the ultimate minesweeper. Did You Know? Did you know? In the film The Caine Mutiny, the USS Caine was played by the Navy destroyer-minesweeper USS Thompson.
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