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EZReader - Mines Help

    

EZReader System:

EZReader consists of over 30 custom applications designed to give vision-impaired users improved access to computer capabilities. This is the Help page for the EZReader Mines application.

EZReader Mines Help

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The EZReader Mines game consists of a 9x6 tile playing area. All but 7 tiles are empty. Those seven contain a "mine".

The object of the game is to turn over all tiles except those containing a mine. If you turn over a tile containing a mine, you lose the game.

When a tile is turned over, it exposes a number (0 through 7), which is the number of adjacent tiles that contain a mine. Those numbers act as clues to help you select other tiles.

Right clicking on an unexposed tile toggles the display of the letter "F". Use that feature to mark tiles which you think might contain a mine.

If you click on a tile that exposes a "0", all tiles adjacent to the tile that also contain a "0" will be exposed. This effect ripples through all newly exposed tiles, even though those tiles may not be adjacent to the originally exposed tile.

There no time limit on playing a game. Play until you turn over all but the 7 tiles that contain mines. You can also start a new game at any time.

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The Mines application uses a single row of navigation/action icons:

Icon actions are as follows:

Icon 1: Exit the game

Icon 2: New Game

Icon 3: Ask the game to expose a tile containing a "0". Useful for when you are uncertain of a good move.

Icon 4: Toggle exposure of all tiles. Useful for cheating or for learning how to play!