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« on: Jan 18th, 2007, 4:08pm »
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I used to know a girl whose supreme talent would probably have been her proficiency at minesweeper.  It turned out that it wasn't so much figuring anything out, but more pavlovian response to previously figured encountered combinations.
 
I wonder how well she'd do here? Tessellation minesweeper
 
Oh- I stumbled across it (via wikipedia!) whilst writing teachers notes on tessellation. Any favourite facts/insights from you guys?
(Probably not going to mention hyperbolic tess- although I find it beautifully... odd)
 
(oh, and ther was this too http://www.novelgames.com/flashgames/game.php?id=50)
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Re: minesweeper  
« Reply #1 on: Jan 19th, 2007, 3:48am »
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Didn't register for the Minesweeper game, but that 2nd game gets somewhat vicious fairly quickly - not a very nice trick to play on a brain!
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 19th, 2007, 5:16am »
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Yes.  It conditions you to react one way, and then makes you fight against what you learned.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 19th, 2007, 10:10am »
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Thanks to the warnings here, I had little trouble with the second game.
 
I'm a little dubious of the minesweeper - the rules for determining neighbours seem a little too unpredictable on some of the boards...
 
My preferred variant Minesweeper (so far) is: Mines-Perfect which has a (smaller) variety of boards, and a couple of "cheating" features - if you guess a square unnecessarily you're automatically wrong; if you have to guess, then you're automatically right... The 3D board is particularly vicious...
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 20th, 2007, 3:30am »
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Ah, the 3D board just takes getting used to - the joys of mis-spent student days... Roll Eyes
 
Seriously, I was getting pretty good completion rates for the 3D boards, they're perfectly possible.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 8th, 2007, 4:13pm »
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you know, minesweepers old... its only about 3-D pinball!
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 10th, 2007, 7:49pm »
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Wow!  That second game was pretty vicious.  I got 153739. :(
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