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2048 Tips And Tricks

If you’ve been on the internet in the past few weeks, then you must have heard about “2048”. If not, then you you’ve been living under a rock. This simple puzzle game took on the internet with a force that has not been met since the Flappy Bird craziness and quickly rose to the top of the addictive/challenging game category. In short, gamers need to match up tiles with same numbers which merges into one tile giving a larger number or double of the tiles that have been merged. The game is simple but incredibly difficult so most of you may struggle at first. But fear not as I’ll show you some neat tricks and shortcuts that will take you to that final tile and beat your friend’s highscore.

Keep calm!

Don’t go berserk and move in haste or make blind moves in order to get that high tile. Try to plan ahead and take your time, watch out from where the next several tiles will emerge and how you will match them up without wasting moves and filling the playing arena. This is the most basic and important thing to keep in mind while trying to beat the game. Calm and patient.

Never press up. Never!

This may be interpreted as never pressing down, or left, or right. Just choose one direction not go and stick to the other three, this way you will make sure that you will not get surrounded by low tiles and not be able to merge them together.

Keep all the high value tiles in one row.

For example, if you choose to never press the up button, you will gather all the high value tiles in the bottom row. But sometimes, when you merge them, you may end up with a ‘2’ or a ‘4’ tile in there. Merge them quick and don’t let them linger! You must never have a tile lower than ‘8’ at the bottom.

The corner is the answer.

Keep the highest tile in one corner, for example the bottom right one. Do not move it from there and in order to do this, it means that you must plan your moves carefully in order to fill the bottom row with high value tiles, in descending order starting from the high value one. So you’ll end up with something like ‘128 256 512 1024’. Then try to do the same thing on the row above the bottom one, but the other way around, with the higle value tile (i.e. ‘64’) above the ‘128’ one and move to the right with the descending values. It may sound like a struggle, but trust me, it will be a lot easier to beat the game if you do this.

So there you have it. Four rules that, if not ignored, will take you up to that amazing score, shocking your friends and make them beg for your advices and secrets. But if these tips prove hard to follow, or you just don’t have the patience for it, you should try this version of the game that gives you hints and even auto-runs it for you. Play the normal version of the game here.

Good luck!



  • Svärt March 27, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    Strategy from last picture is quite an obvious thing but it doesn’t help with really high values. I mean it’s easy to do 2048, harder to do 4096 but I’ve never did 8192. Any tips for this value and higher ones?

    • Robert Craciun March 27, 2014 at 1:50 PM

      Well, the game was not created with a higher value than 2048 in mind, so for spin-offs like the one you are probably playing there isn’t much room for more complex strategies. In order to get to 8192 using the same algorithm there should’ve been more room for maneuvers, like a 5×5 or even 6×6 “map”.

      • Eros Tundo April 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM

        I managed to get a 8192 tile!

      • katta May 26, 2014 at 4:50 PM

        I managed to get 65536

  • Art CHNKgames March 28, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    With this trick i can get up to 4096
    I always keep the biggest number on the left bottom corner.

  • Đỗ Quang Tuấn April 14, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    TIP 1 – Do not use the up arrow key unless you have no moves left except that.
    TIP 2 – Always try to keep the high valued blocks in the bottom row and try to arrange the scores on the block in the descending order from to Left to right (last row) and then right to left in the second last row in the pattern
    TIP 3 – After achieving the above pattern it will be just too easy to get the 2048 tile by merging the 8 and 8 tiles to get 16, 16 and 16 tiles to get 32 and go on until you get the 2048 tile by merging the 1024 and 1024 tile.
    P/S: I usually play games at http://2048.biz/ 2048, this site has the 2048 version of the game as: flappy 2048, tetris 2048, 2048 hard …

  • Sonia Tans June 17, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    :: my score is 177036 …. phewww … um done now

  • Lan 2048 July 24, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    oh. game hard

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