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Welcome to my Minesweeper page

This page is devoted to various topics about Microsoft's Minesweeper.


About
If you want to hear me try to defend my temporary obsession with Minesweeper, read this.

Randomness
In this article I discuss a pseudo-random number algorithm and how it affects randomness.

Board Cycles
Here I talk about the tendency of Minesweeper to fall into a specific cycle of boards.

Dream Boards
Due to the boards cycles the idea is born of a dream board, a board easier to complete than all others.

TLM Theory
The first click is never a mine. In this page I explain the result of that rule.

First Click
Which block should you click first? The middle and corners each have an advantage and a disadvantage.

One Click Bug
Sometimes (about 0.000125% of the time) the game doesn't trigger a win when it should.

 
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