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Kopczyński, Eryk

Hyperbolic Minesweeper Is in P

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We show that, while Minesweeper is NP-complete, its hyperbolic variant is in P. Our proof does not rely on the rules of Minesweeper, but is valid for any puzzle based on satisfying local constraints on a graph embedded in the hyperbolic plane.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Eryk Kopczyński},
  title =	{{Hyperbolic Minesweeper Is in P}},
  booktitle =	{10th International Conference on Fun with Algorithms (FUN 2021)},
  pages =	{18:1--18:7},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-145-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{157},
  editor =	{Martin Farach-Colton and Giuseppe Prencipe and Ryuhei Uehara},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-127797},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.FUN.2021.18},
  annote =	{Keywords: Minesweeper}

Keywords: Minesweeper
Collection: 10th International Conference on Fun with Algorithms (FUN 2021)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 16.09.2020

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