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What are 2048 games?

Originally developed and released in 2014, by Gabriele Cirulli, a 19-year old Italian designer, 2048 is a single-player, math-based game that tests your arithmetic abilities. The game was an instant hit, which makes it even more surprising and interesting that Cirulli has refused to monetize or profit from it, saying that it was just a weekend project to see if he could write an entire game from scratch. The game has gone on to become seriously addictive and has led to numerous spin-offs, themed versions and apps, all of which are viewed positively by Cirulli and as an inevitable part of creating open software. So, what do you have to do? In basic terms, you must slide tiles around on screen, until they combine and make a total of 2048. It’s played on a 4x4 grid, with numbered tiles that when combined, make a new tile with the total of the previous two. The tiles can be increased in value until a tile of 2048 is created, so good math skills are essential – or maybe a potential consequence of playing for a long time! You can test your mental arithmetic here on Gamepix, thanks to our selection of 2048 games, all of which are presented in HTML5 format, to guarantee bowser and device compatibility. You’ll find a 2048 game format that appeals to your specific interests and tastes, but at the end of the day there’s only one thing that matters – sliding those final two tiles together and seeing ‘2048’ flash before your eyes.

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