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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Polimines (2022) is a puzzle game where you play Minesweeper with a twist. Along with uncovering the usual numeric clues on the grid, you are also given the total number of mines for each row and column. This leans into the deduction aspect of Minesweeper, offering just enough information for you to work out where all the mines are one step at a time.

The levels are grids of different shapes and sizes. Numbers along the edges indicate how many consecutive mines there are in that row or column. Additionally, some of the squares in the grid can be revealed to show how many adjacent mines they have. You use these clues, like a Sudoku, to piece together where the mines could be.

While it's a simple concept, as the levels get larger and more complex, keeping track of where mines could be quickly becomes a far more challenging endeavour. Considered and careful examination of each piece of information you have is essential in helping you to narrow their locations down.

The result is a game where determined consideration of your every move is essential to your success. While it can get tense, and sometimes seem impossible, the satisfaction of correctly identifying where each mine is as you gradually complete the largest levels is highly rewarding.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Polimines 2 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 10 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Puzzle game. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 16 hours and 40 hours to complete. The play time varies significantly from person to person, as much of the game is simply time spent thinking and working through the information you have to find the solution. Due to the large size of many of the levels, beating the game does take several to tens of hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The game requires lots of careful thought, consideration, and process of elimination puzzle-solving that requires patience and determination. You also need to be able to cope with the frustration of making a mistake and failing a level after lots of hard work on it.

CostsCosts

Polimines usually costs £4.29.
 

Polimines

Steam Store PC £4.29
Steam Store Mac £4.29
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
Polimines 2 is the sequel to Polimines, featuring the same concept but utilised in a wider array of levels and grid layouts. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 29/03/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game and Puzzle

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Molter 00 (@Molter00)


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