The object of the game 2048 is to combine the tiles marked by the same numbers. When you match two number tiles together, they will both merge and the resulting number will become the sum of the two tiles that have been matched. For example, if you match two tiles bearing the number 2, they will then merge into a single tile bearing the number 4 on it, and if you match two tiles bearing the number 4, they will merge into a tile bearing the number 8, etc. The goal of the game is to create a tile with the number 2048. However, it is not the end of the game yet. After you reach 2048, you can continue to make tiles bearing higher numbers like 4096, 8192 etc. The moment the board is filled up with numbers and you cannot make any more matches, because no two adjacent tiles share the same number, you lose the game.
You can see your score at the top of the board. Each combination adds to your score the double value of the single tile. For example, if you have matched two tiles bearing the number 128, you will increase your score by 256 points. You can bookmark your best results and compare them with the top scores achievied by other users.
How to play the game of 2048
The rules of the game are quite simple but the strategies to attain the goal seem rather complicated.. The optimal strategy for the game is to keep the highest numbers in one of the corners of the game area and the other big numbers along one of the walls of the square. You might have to move the tile bearing the highest number but then, you should get the tile back in the corner as soon as possible, before a new tile appears in this empty spot.
History of the game of 2048
The game was invented by a 19-year-old Italian, Gabriele Cirulli and released on 9th May, 2014. Thanks to social networking websites, it has gained enormous popularity.
Some interesting facts about the game of 2048
The game principle itself is not revolutionary, as it has been inspired by many other existing games, like the 1024 or the Threes. Thanks to its intuitive interface combined with simplicity, the game has gained incredible popularity. It brings so much fun for the players!
In theory, the goal of the game is to create the number 2048, but as a matter of fact, you can continue to play for higher scores. The highest possible number to attain is unknown but on Big Bang Play's ''Score ranking'' you can see the highest scores, which have exceeded the number 2048 by miles.