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Q 1. Welcome to our Minehunter challenge. Somewhere under these tiles are tricky traps waiting to catch you off-guard. Mine your step! Click on ‘Next’ to continue.
Q 2. The first corner has revealed itself, but you’ll need to get this question right to dodge the next mine: Are all of the squares in the middle of the numbers on the right mines or not?
- They are not all mines
- They are all mines
Q 3. Nice, another section of the board has been cleared. Pass this test to dodge a mine: What kind of game was Minesweeper originally?
- A mobile game
- A computer game
- A board game
- A parlor game
Q 4. We’re moving along nicely, but it’s probably a good idea to mark the boxes we definitely know are mines. Which tool would you have to select in order to do this?
- The smiley face
- The gear
- The flag
Q 5. Keep dodging those mines by answering this question correctly: Minesweeper has its origins in mainframe games of the 60s and 70s, but the modern version we know was created by which company in 1990?
Q 6. Time to get counting! Based on what you see, how many flags could you confidently place on the playing field?
Q 7. We’re clearing the outskirts of this minefield beautifully! To move forward, can you tell us the name of Minesweeper’s earliest ancestor?
- Math Dice
Q 8. As a master of how the game works now, can you identify how many spaces you can confidently click on by knowing there are NO mines under the squares?
Q 9. You’ve almost finished! Answer this question to progress: Due to certain groups criticizing the inclusion of mines in Minesweeper, Microsoft released a version of the game that replaced them with something else. What were they replaced by?
Q 10. Let’s see if you can dodge the last mine: Imagine starting a new game where you press a corner square that reveals a number 2. Which of these cannot be behind any of the 3 surrounding squares?
- A mine