I'm starting something called "Sunday Confessional" where I confide in you guys about a recent obsession. I think this will be fun because I'm always having little obsessions.
I must tell you of my recent obsessive time-suck. I can’t stop minesweeping. That is, playing Minesweeper. You know, this game:
Yeah, it’s not just a guessing game. It's an actual game of reasoning based on spaces and surrounding numbers. You have to use the numbers in the boxes to navigate around the mines (or bombs.)
I've never been much of a gamer. I've never played Angry Birds or any of that stuff but I like to explore the games that came with my computer. Minesweeper, like Solitaire and Hearts, come installed in almost every single computer on earth.
The beauty of it is that this game does not need Internet access, which is perfect for me because I spend a lot of time at my grandma's house. My grandma doesn't own a computer, therefore she has no need for Internet access so when I do have my computer after walking to her house from school, it's nice to play Minesweeper to keep myself from getting bored.
Even when I do have Internet access, I still play a few games of Minesweeper every half hour or so because now it's just become a habit.
If you're curious, my lowest times are:
For the Beginner 9x9 grid: 9 seconds.
For the Intermediate 16x16 grid: 75 seconds
For the Advanced 16x30 grid: 357 seconds
Beat that 9 seconds!
Now, I'm off to totally ignore cleaning my room to play some Advanced minesweeper!