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GNOME Mines

This is the GNOME Minesweeper clone, allowing you to choose from three different pre-defined table sizes (8×8, 16×16, 30×16) or a custom number of rows and columns. It can be ran in fullscreen mode, comes with highscores, elapsed time and hints. The game can be paused and resumed.

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ace-minesweeper

This is part of a package that contains some other games too, like ace-freecel, ace-solitaire or ace-spider. It has a graphical interface featuring Tux, but doesn’t seem to come with different table sizes. The package is called ace-of-penguins in Ubuntu.

ace-minesweeper

XBomb

XBomb is a mines game for the X Window System with three different table sizes and tiles which can take different shapes: hexagonal, rectangular (traditional) or triangular. Unfortunately the current version in Ubuntu 14.04 crashes with a segmentation fault, so you may need to install another version to make it work.
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KMines

KMines is the a KDE game, and just like GNOME Mines, there are three built-in table sizes (easy, medium, hard) and custom, support for themes and highscores.

kmines

freesweep

Freesweep is a Minesweeper clone for the terminal which allows you to configure settings such as table rows and columns, percentage of bombs, colors and also has a highscores table.

freesweep

xdemineur

Another graphical Minesweeper clone for X, Xdemineur is very much alike Ace-Minesweeper, with one predefined table size.

xdemineur

Robert Roth says:

Hi, I’m one of the GNOME Mines developers. The GNOME Mines screenshot in the article is pretty outdated, could you please update to a recent one? For example the one from its official wiki page at https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Mines?

Craciun Dan says:

Well, the screenshot is from the version that comes with Ubuntu 14.04, so it should be pretty recent (it says 3.10.1). But sure, I can do that.

Robert Roth says:

Thanks for the update. 3.10.1 was released exactly one year ago, latest stable version is 3.14.1, released 2 weeks ago.

Craciun Dan says:

Oh, now I see. Thank you for the heads-up!

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