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What is 2048?

2048 is an addictive puzzle game with sliding tiles. The original game first appeared online in 2014, and was created by Gabriele Cirulli, who was 19 years old at the time. The aim of the game is to combine tiles with matching numbers on them. The ultimate goal of the game is to merge the numbers until you reach tile with the number 2048 on it. The game has an appealing minimalist design, and is suitable for players of all ages and skill levels.


How to play 2048?

The tiles are randomly placed in a 4x4 grid. The first tiles you will receive are the lowest number in the game: 2. You can merge the tiles by sliding them across the board. You can make the tiles slide up, down, left, or right. When you make two identical tiles collide, they will merge together. The numbers will be added up to form a new tile. So, 2 plus 2 makes 4, merging two 4s makes an 8, and so forth.

You can slide the tiles across the board by pressing the arrow keys on your keyboard. Or, if you’re playing the mobile version, swipe in the right direction on touchscreen. You can’t move just one tile, however. When you swipe or press an arrow key, all tiles currently on the board will shift in that direction, unless they are blocked by other tiles.

For every move you make, one or more new tiles will appear on the board. Make sure you don’t run out of space on the board. If the board becomes so cluttered that you can no longer move any tiles, you will lose the game. Keep clearing space by making two or more matching tiles collide with each move.


How to win 2048?

Even though the rules of this video game aren’t at all complex, it’s still difficult to beat 2048 and reach the highest tile. You might wonder, is there a trick to 2048? While there isn’t a solid 2048 hack, there are some tips and tricks that will help you reach a high score and boost your chances of getting the last tile. One good strategy is to keep the highest tile you have tucked in one corner. You can then try to keep the high tiles in the same row or column, keeping them in order with the highest numbers closest to your highest tile. If your high tiles end up spread out across the board, it will be difficult to bring them back together again once they can be merged.

Also bear in mind that there is a specific logic to the way that tiles merge together. When three identical tiles collide, only the first two tiles in the direction of movement will combine. The third tile will remain as it is.


What is the highest score in 2048?

While the aim is to figure out how to make the 2048 tile, you will be able to keep playing in several variations of the game once you’ve reached this tile. Can you create a 4096 tile, or one that’s even higher? Mathematically, you will run out of space eventually, since the higher the number on the tile, the more space will be required to create its matching counterpart. The highest possible tile in the classic 2048 game is a whopping 131072!


What are some other games like 2048?

The sliding tile puzzle 2048 was an overnight hit, and like many successful online games, it spawned lots of different adaptations. Try out the popular 2048 cupcakes game, for example. In this game, you merge deliciously sweet cakes instead of numbers. We also have a version with 3D blocks to slide along a wooden shuffle board, Chain Cube 2048 Merge. The blocks can also jump up and stack on top of one another in this version. Or try a version in which you have to drop the numbered balls - no tiles or cubes this time - on top of each other and merge them to create the numbers needed to open the trapdoors in 2048 Ball Buster. Because they’re round, stacking them up neatly is pretty tricky…!

Below, you can find a list of other 2048 games sorted by type and popularity.


What are the Best 2048 Games?

Here you’ll find a list of 2048 games and merging games ranked by popularity. That is, these are the games which were rated best by our online player community and are played most frequently by our visitors.

  1. Put the Fruit Together!
  2. Idle Fish
  3. Block Hexa Merge 2048
  4. X2 Block Match
  5. Merge 2048 Gun Rush
  6. Chain Cube: 2048 Merge
  7. Giant Sushi Merge Master Game
  8. Ten
  9. 2048 X2 Legends
  10. 2048 Merge


What are the Best 2048 Games on Mobile?

Listed below is our top 5 for smartphones and tablets:

  1. Idle Fish
  2. Put the Fruit Together!
  3. X2 Block Match
  4. Block Hexa Merge 2048
  5. Chain Cube: 2048 Merge