Interviews with people from Microsoft and stories about Bill Gates playing Minesweeper.
The Boston Globe announces that solving Minesweeper can win you a million dollars.
USA Today announces that solving Minesweeper can win you a million dollars.
The Sydney Morning Herald asked if anyone could beat 61s on Intermediate. David Barry, who was the top ranked Australian with 2-15-50, replied and the newspaper linked to Authoritative Minesweeper.
A Dutch insurance firm allowed employees to play Minesweeper to boost morale and productivity.
The author of Harry Potter scored 101s on Expert and local Scottish newspapers picked up the story. The Scotsman claimed she was close to being one of the world's Top 100 players.
The author of Harry Potter scored 101s on Expert and local Scottish newspapers picked up the story. The Daily Record claimed she almost had the 95s sum needed to join the world's Top 100 players.
The Budapest Game Show 2008 was reviewed by a Technology magazine and includes details of the Minesweeper tournament.
The author of Harry Potter started playing Minesweeper while writing "The Half Blood Prince" scoring 101 seconds on Expert.
The author of Harry Potter started playing Minesweeper while writing "The Half Blood Prince" scoring 99 seconds on Expert.
A research manager at Microsoft explains some of the work that went into adding flowers to Minesweeper in Windows Vista.
Mathematical Association of America article observing that Minesweeper can be used for teaching logic. Each flag is a theorem.
Ian Stewart wrote an article for Scientific American explaining the P=NP problem and how writing an efficient solver for Minesweeper could win the Clay Institute Millenium Prize.
Damien announces the discovery of duplicate Intermediate boards.
Matt collects pictures and videos of duplicate Beginner and Intermediate boards.
Jon confirms Intermediate has 2 cycles with 8 shifts of 1500 boards.
Tim explains how pseudo-random number generators create Minesweeper boards.
Tim confirms board cycles exist for Beginner and Intermediate and finds boards outside of the cycles.
Tim examines board cycles to find the easiest boards for each level.
Usman debugs Minesweeper and investigates the rand and GetTickCount functions.
Usman attempts to calculate the probability of getting a duplicate board.
Usman proposes using board cycle knowledge to obtain new unplayed boards to make records.
Damien uses four shifts of the Dreamboard to demonstrate that games do not come from a master tile.
Rodrigo proves that Microsoft Minesweeper board cycles are actually mine cycles.
Interview in Russian with Vladimir Orlov (1-17-56) about the Budapest 2005 tournament and the world rankings at Planet Minesweeper.
Interview in Russian with Roman Gammel (1-10-42) about the Budapest 2006 tournament and the Russian "Sapper" Community.
Interview in Russian with Roman Gammel (1-10-42) after he won the Budapest 2006 tournament.
Interview in Afrikaans with Bertie Seyffert (1-12-42) about the Munich 2020 tournament.
Interview in Polish with Kamil Murański about being the best player (1-8-32) in the world.
Humourous article about minesweeper. Written by Nick Taylor, it appeared in the University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics Student Newspaper Vol 78 Issue 4 on 23 Oct 1998.
Screenshots and a collection of newspaper articles about the pending Vista version of Minesweeper.
Review of the new Vista version of Microsoft Minesweeper.
Joni investigates suspicious Arbiter games and concludes several players were cheating.
Ronny investigates the impact of 3BV limits on the world ranking.
Fritz investigates lucky Beginner games on the world ranking made only with random clicks.
Aidan Reid compares his love life to learning how to play Minesweeper.