Minesweeper-like games

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Minesweeper is a puzzle game where the player has to find all the cells (usually 2-dimensional) with mines by clicking all the cells without mines to get the numbers of mines in the nearby cells, but never clicking the cells with mines.


Find the mines, don't step on them!

List of Minesweeper-like games[edit]

This is a list of free minesweeper-like games:

Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
KMines KMines 3.0.png 2013-08-30 Minesweeper
KMines 3.0.png
Latest release4.11.1
Release dateAugust 30th, 2013
DeveloperNicolas Hadacek, Mikhail Kourinny, Mauricio Piacentini, Dmitry Suzdalev; Mike McBride (documentation update for KDE 2.0); Philip Rodrigues (some changes for KDE 3.2)[1]
Code licenseGPL[1]
Media licenseGPL (program); GFDL (documentation)[1]
P. languageC++
LibraryKDE, Qt

KMines is a mostly classical minesweeper puzzle game from the KDEGames division of the KDE Project. There are three preset levels and a custom one. The last one allows the player to adjust width and height of the playing field, and the number of mines.

Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection Simon-Tatham.png 2016-12-28 Puzzle games collection
Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection
GenrePuzzle games collection
Latest release20161228[2]  (Announcement)
Release dateDecember 28th, 2016
DeveloperSimon Tatham and others
Code licenseExpat
Media licenseExpat
P. languageC

Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection is a collection of multi-platform single-player puzzle games written mostly by Simon Tatham and licensed under the Expat license. Portions of the collection are by Richard Boulton, James Harvey, Mike Pinna, Jonas Kölker, Dariusz Olszewski, Michael Schierl, Lambros Lambrou, Bernd Schmidt, Steffen Bauer, Lennard Sprong and Rogier Goossens.[3]

It is built on top of a special environment, which makes it easy to make new games, like 3D Maze by Edward Macnaghten.[4] The games have been ported to Java with NestedVM and to JavaScript with asm.js, so they are available as web games on the collection's homepage. They are also available on Android[5] and iThings[6].

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 KMines Handbook on the KDE website
  2. http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/puzzles.tar.gz (the file name shows the version on download)
  3. The "Licence" section of the collection's homepage
  4. Edward Macnaghten. A somewhat pleasant experience (2006-01-13, accessed on 2014-01-13)
  5. http://chris.boyle.name/projects/android-puzzles/
  6. http://hewgill.com/puzzles/