This is a math puzzle game with a 4 by 4 grid where players slide tiles around trying to merge tiles to see how high of a value they can create.
Use the arrow keys on your keyboard or your touchscreen to slide tiles to cause them to merge.
A new “2” tile will appear on the opposing side of the board each time you slide tiles.
Keep sliding tiles to merge them until you can not move them anymore because the playing field is full.
Play 2048 Cuteness Edition Online
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2048 Game Background
2048 is a simple, addictive puzzle game that you can play on your phone. It’s easy to learn and difficult to master. You’ll be hooked in no time! The goal of the game is to combine tiles with the same number until you get a tile with the number 2048. Once you reach this goal, it’s not over! Keep playing and see how far up you can go!
2048 Cuteness Edition Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Use your touchscreen or keyboard arrows to slide the pieces around the screen to merge tiles.
Click start then the white arrow green button to start the game.
Use your keyboard or touch screen to merge tiles of the same value.
The game board is a 4 by 4 grid.
This game does not have fixed levels, but stores your high score in your local web browser.
If you have 3 of the same value in a row the first 2 tiles in the direction of movement will merge together.
Tile values double each time they are merged: 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, etc.
Tiles only merge together when they are adjacent and you push the arrow keys in the direction needed to push them together.
When merging pieces try to think ahead to the next step and where a new piece will enter the field.
As you get pieces of higher values they become harder to merge because each merge consists of a process of building other pieces up to that value.
You can easily get to 128 simply by alternating vertical and horizontal keys (e.g. up then right, up then right OR down then left, down then left), though getting a higher score requires more strategy.
While the game is named 2048, some extreme puzzle whizz has built up to a tile value of 32,768.
The original version of this game was developed by Gabriele Cirulli on March 9, 2014 as an upgrade to Threes.
This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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