- Trackpad and Magic Mouse support! just swipe with two fingers to move the tiles.
- Restore your last game even after killing the app
Ratings and Reviews
Strategy plus luck
Nice game. Addicting. Once you figure out the strategy for playing, it is pretty easy; but make one mistake while daydreaming and that can be the end. It also takes some luck. If the new tiles come up in the right places, it makes getting to 4096 much easier. What is strange about this game is that it doesn’t tell you you’ve won until you get to 4096, not 2048. After 4096, it gets much harder because you have to work with less space. Also, like other reviewers said, you can’t save the game. If you don’t finish, you have to keep your computer on sleep if you want to take it up again. Not a big deal. It’s a very addicting game, and I find myself turning it on now and then even when I should be doing something else.
I love this game. I started with it on the iPhone, then moved to the iPad and played it on both devices for about a year. I was very happy to see a desktop version finally come out. However, why no sounds? I dislike the sounds and frequently mute them, but it would be nice to have them with a way to toggle them on and off manually. (This would be a great feature addition for the iOS version, too.) Thanks for the great game. I play regularly but have not yet benn able to get too far beyond 4096. There are versions of this game with an Undo feature. That ruins the game. This more unforgiving way is far better.
Clever game that you may overthink.
Directions? We don’t need no steenking directions! And you don’t, really. The whole board shifts up/down/side to side as you tap your arrow keys. Tiles recombine as you move. And if you are like me, you might think too much. “There has to be a strategy!” I said to myself. Well, yes and no. As it turns out, I got a 500 point BETTER score than my Best Thoughtful Effort by just going in a pattern of up-right-down-left, over and over. So much for my big-deal IQ. As another person wrote, this is a great brain-clearing game between tasks. Turn off higher thinking and just poke the keys. Have fun!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.