The purpose of the game is to open all the cells of the board which do not contain a bomb.
You lose if you set off a bomb cell.
Every non-bomb cell you open will tell you the total number of bombs in the eight neighboring cells.
Once you are sure that a cell contains a bomb, you can use a long tap to put a flag it on it as a reminder.
To start a new game (abandoning the current one), just tap on the reset button.
To go back to the menu and settings, just tap on a menu button.
Happy mine hunting!