The goal is to get a single tile to be 2048. Get two of the same numbers next to each other and add them together using your arrow keys.
Use the arrow keys to move your tiles in one direction or another. Take a break every now and then for food and water.
Pick a corner - The goal is to make one tile 2048. The easiest way to do that is to pick a corner and focus on making that corner tile your highest number tile. Most people pick the bottom right corner, but you could pick whichever corner feels good to you. Once you’ve picked a corner, two directions will always keep your number in that corner, and the other two are risky to press without thinking. Don’t let your biggest number leave that corner unless you have no other choice!
Build a number chain - Once you’ve picked a corner, pick a row (or column) to chain numbers into. All of your biggest numbers should be in this row, from smallest to largest, to make it easier to merge tiles together. Try to always keep this row full of numbers (even small ones) so that you can move safely in three directions. Once you get above 512, you may need to chain into the row next to the one you’re already using.
Stay organized! - Try to keep your larger numbers neat and organized. Don’t combine them all over the board without thinking. If you do, you’ll end up with a bunch of large-numbered tiles that can’t merge together. Focus on keeping your large numbers in the chain described above. You can keep the game going by keeping the number of larger numbers to a minimum and keeping the board full of smaller numbers instead.
Plan ahead - Your game will last longer if you look a couple of steps ahead to plan your moves. Try to make sure that a row or column with your largest number is always full or close to full of numbers. When new numbers appear, they are usually a 2 or 4. Think about where you need to combine numbers in order to keep your chain in order. All of the above strategies will only work if you take a minute to look ahead before you start merging your tiles.
WHAT YOU LEARN BY PLAYING 2048
If you play 2048, you’ll become very familiar with powers of 2, and you’ll have to plan ahead and think strategically.
Copyright (c) 2014 Gabriele Cirulli. Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
Checkmate! Play the classic game of strategy. You can challenge the computer, a friend, or join a match against another online player.
Swing through the jungle from tree to tree! Beat levels to unlock new monkey skins.
Outlast your opponents in the ultimate copter arena. Grab upgrades and superpowers, avoid the toxic fog, and be the last one flying!
Hop in your hot air balloon and prepare for adventure! Solve a whole new quest on every island.
Test your aim in online multiplayer! Race your opponent to get to zero first. You'll have to calculate your own score.
Play the classic game, or mix it up with an all-new action mode: fireballs, blasters, gravity wells, and more!
Your pineapple is trapped at the top of a huge tower! Jump over pits of lava and dodge dangerous traps to rescue it.
Grow your civilization during the Bronze Age. Collect food, research technology, defend yourself from other civilizations, and build a world wonder!
In this strange and unusual world, you cannot jump. Fortunately, you CAN summon mountains beneath your feet. And get filthy stinkin' rich.
Let's get rolling! It may not look like much at first, but we have a feeling you'll be earning trillions of points in no time.
Hit a screamer into the top corner or make an epic save in this penalty shootout. Take your skills online and become world champion!
Fill the board with bricks! How many points can you score before you get stuck?
Step up and spin the wheel in this cool way to learn about probability! Guess higher or lower to win big points. Will you play it safe or risk it all?
Looks like a nice day to go fishing! Cast your line and reel in a legendary fish. Earn cash to buy new hooks and skills.
The pig is on the loose! Help prevent him from escaping by placing stone walls to block his path.
Connect all pipes of the same color. The pipes can't cross, and you have to fill all of the space with pipes!