Minesweeper (Hex) by Thomas Snyder

Minesweeper by Thomas Snyder


or solve online (using our beta test of Penpa-Edit tools. Use left click to place mine, right click (in cell) to mark unused, right click (on edge/corner) to mark a note; hitting tab will also enable a shading mode. If you want more solving options, turn off Penpa-Lite option.)

Theme: Equal and Unequal

Author/Opus: This is the 425th puzzle from Thomas Snyder, aka Dr. Sudoku.

Rules: Standard Minesweeper rules (with a hexagonal grid): Place a mine into some of the empty hexagonal cells so that each number represents the total count of mines in neighboring cells.

Difficulty: 3.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 5:30, Master = 9:00, Expert = 18:00

Solution: PDF and solving video.

Note: Follow this link for classic Minesweeper puzzles on this website and this link for variations on Minesweeper puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Minesweeper Puzzles to get started on. More Minesweeper puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles 2.

  • M says:

    Fun (and tough) puzzle! Had to start twice to get it right. The hex version definitely made it trickier to do some inferences

    Small suggestion: Marking mines with dark grey in surface mode should also work for solution detection. Had to go back and put mines in each dark hexagon to get the success screen

  • skynet says:

    41 mins. I really struggled with this !

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