Game Trader: 2048

This image is courtesy of Flicker.


This image is courtesy of Flicker.

Gabrielle Franklin

2…4…8…16 The pattern seems easy enough right? This easy addition of adding numbers in 2048 is unbelievably deceiving. Four simple directions, left, right, up, and down, sliding numbers on 16 tiles start off easy, but as the number gets higher and higher, closer and closer to 2048 things get more and more difficult. The game is completely free to play on websites and on the app stores (on both iOs and Android devices).

For the beginner, or those stuck, are a few tips:

  1. Always keep your highest number in a corner and avoid moving it around.
  2. Don’t panic, there is NO time limit on your moves, it’s not about speed but planning.
  3. Don’t be afraid to move some of the pieces on the row you place your highest tile on if there is no other option, eventually, those pieces will be added to another clearing up more tiles for your next moves.
  4. Never underestimate the value of a 2 or 4, they can appear and ruin your game, but also can save the place of another tile for adding a few tiles.

Rating: 9/10