I'm sure this is gonna come as a strange topic to many people, but I was wondering if there were any fellow Minesweeper fanatics on the board. I've been playing it semi-regularly for about a year, and I've found it to be a fun and challenging game requiring a lot of thought. Anyone want to fess up to liking the game?
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Now I consider myself a smart enough person, but this game always kicks my ass. What's worse though is that my younger sister is like the best MS player EVER. She doesn't even have to think about it. When she sets a record on my computer, it will never be broken.
Me & a buddy at work set up a custom board (24 x 30, 151 mines), which we'd take turns trying to beat. I had the record time (timer = 371), but I haven't tried it in a couple years (plus, he doesn't work at the company any more).
Originally posted by TorchslasherNow I consider myself a smart enough person, but this game always kicks my ass. What's worse though is that my younger sister is like the best MS player EVER. She doesn't even have to think about it. When she sets a record on my computer, it will never be broken.
All in all, I still prefer Freecell.
While I don't usually by into that multiple intelligences crap, I think some of it may apply here. I consider myself a pretty damn good Minesweeper player. It just seems obvious enough where to click, while I sometimes do get stuck a bit. Keep trying, you just need to get used to the kind of thinking the game encourages and you'll be competing for her records.
I feel like a motivational speaker :)
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When I'm out in California visiting my mom, I'll play it rabidly. I think I finally got my record "Expert" time under 100 seconds the last time I was out there (or maybe 120 - either way, I was proud of myself). I think my record on Beginner is 3 seconds, but I just got incredibly lucky with that one.
After a while, it just becomes instinctive, I've noticed. You can spot patterns easier, and so on. (Plus, separating the board helps a lot.)
Current MS Addiction: Spider Solitare. And I'm horrid at it, too (only about a 28% winning percentage on intermediate).
I've done basic in 9, intermediate in about 100 and expert in about a week. Stop laughing AT ME!
I have the cards plug-in for firefox thats fun.
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Originally posted by ekedolphinBah. The heck with expert level... go for the largest board possible, and a reasonable amount of mines.
Just now, I completed a maximum-size (24x30) board with 150 mines in 392 seconds.
Originally posted by Spaceman SpiffMe & a buddy at work set up a custom board (24 x 30, 151 mines), which we'd take turns trying to beat. I had the record time (timer = 371), but I haven't tried it in a couple years (plus, he doesn't work at the company any more).