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Serious Business achievement in Microsoft Minesweeper (Win 8)

Serious Business

Uncover a square touching 6 or more mines (not counting “play same board” or custom boards).

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How to unlock the Serious Business achievement

  • RusticFlareRusticFlare174,708
    13 Nov 2014 13 Nov 2014 13 May 2017
    35 1 7

    Make sure your Windows 8/10 version is not running.

    Get the Windows Phone version of the game and play expert. Tap a mine to end the game and select view board. If there is a space that there would be a '6' (or more) tile then remember its coordinates and retry the board (play same board). Now close the phone version so that this board becomes your 'Cloud' game. Log in on Windows 8/10, play expert and load your cloud game.

    Now all you need to do is click the coordinates of the '6' tile.

    EDIT: Improvements thanks to Grug's comment (read it in detail if you are having issues)

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    GrugSimilarly to JJBDude48, I tried this several times without any luck. Then I thought perhaps I was not letting the game sync to the cloud in time. Here is what worked for me:

    - Make sure your Win8/10 version is not running.
    - Start the phone version and do as RusticFlare says (when it says retry the board that means play same board).
    - when I started the second time on the phone, I clicked a couple of safe tiles and let it sit for a bit to make sure the game synced to the cloud.
    - close the phone version and then open the windows version. It asked me if I wanted to use the cloud save and then it came up exactly where I was on the phone.

    Hope that helps someone else! Thanks for this great solution.
    Posted by Grug on 10 Jan 17 at 04:54
    RusticFlare@Grug, I've updated the solution with some of your suggestions. Thanks :)
    Posted by RusticFlare on 13 May 17 at 06:21
    Andrew MachinaThis also works if you have the Win8 version on 2 separate machines.
    Posted by Andrew Machina on 21 Aug 20 at 18:20
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    The Custom solution didn't work for me. I popped 6 on a custom board many times, and it never worked.

    Here is how I got it.

    I played an expert board and randomly clicked on squares across the board. When I clicked a bomb, I quickly started a new game and continued. It took around 5 minutes for me to randomly click away when the achievement finally popped. I didn't actually see a six, the achievement popped AFTER I lost the game. Other people have now reported the same thing (finally popping without a 6).


    I will note that I did get a 6 a few times in the daily challenges and I NEVER GOT the achievement. It was only in the expert board randomly clicking away! clap
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    princitI got it this way on my first try after trying the custom board solution a few times. And I didn't click on a 6 either just some empty space and then I hit the mine. Thanks!
    Posted by princit on 04 Feb 18 at 11:48
    joey385Uncovered many 6 and haven't got the achievement yet. Not even the game or xbox says I've earned it. cry
    Posted by joey385 on 24 Jun 19 at 02:52
    CrysisWarXX3On my first try just randomly clicked on the board and after 2 seconds a square with 6 pop up laugh
    Posted by CrysisWarXX3 on 12 May 20 at 01:25
  • Digi314Digi314244,161
    16 Jan 2016 16 Jan 2016
    5 0 0
    The trick to this is that you have to click directly on the 6 when you reveal it: if you reveal it using cord (double-button click) on another tile it does not count.

    The other methods people are describing may work, but for me the fastest way to get it was to play expert, but never use cord. About half the expert boards will have a 6+, so this will still take about 5 minutes if you are good at minesweeper.

    Custom boards did not work for me.
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