Every now and then, a new game comes along that’s relatively simple to learn and start playing, but you become hooked to the game as you go along. 2048 is a perfect example of such a game, getting people hooked on its tiled interface for hours.
However, we can only stick to one thing for so long. If you’re also looking for a twist on 2048, here are the top seven games like 2048 that you should check out.
Developer: rmaalouf | Price: Free
The original basis of 2048 and 1024 follows the same basic concept, except it provides more upper limits letting players go up to 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384 and 32768. You also get worldwide leaderboards and achievements to keep your interest up.
You can download 1024 on Android here and on iOS here.
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Developer: Dalcoms | Price: Free
Dotsup follows in 2048’s footsteps but changes things by ditching the 4 x 4 layout and number and going with boxes and dots instead. Your goal is to merge tiles to achieve the given sum as soon as possible.
You can download Dotsup for Android here.
Age of 2048
Developer: Nlabsoft Co. | Price: Free
The game uses the same concept as 2048, but instead of numbers, it uses different elements from different civilisations stretching across time periods. The ultimate aim is to keep building your city and civilisation moving forward.
You can download Age of 2048 for Android here and iOS here.
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Kitty Cat island
Developer: FUNgry | Price: Free (includes in-app purchases)
Yet another interesting take on the classic 2048 formula; instead, this time around, the goal is to catch the maximum number of fish. The game adds extra features that make it different from vanilla 2048, like the ability to clear out useless tiles or switch one with an adjacent tile.
You can download Kitty Cat Island for Android here.
Developer: SmartPlayland | Price: Free (includes in-app purchases)
This 2048 clone is played on a hexagonal board. All the controls and game mechanics are otherwise the exact same. If you’re looking to up your game in 2048, this game is a good way of getting there.
You can download Hexic 2048 for Android here and iOS here.
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Developer: Nine Games | Price: Free
If just math wasn’t kicking enough for you, this 2048 clone also throws geometry in the mix. The game area is a circle; you shoot out balls with different values. Two balls of equal value merge into one, and you die if you hit a ball with the wrong value. The goal is to reach a score of 2048.
You can download 2048 Crossline for Android here and iOS here.
Developer: skunktrading | Price: Free
Your search stops here if you’re looking for the ultimate 2048 challenge. This game features a 3D arena with a 3 x 3 x 3 area, meaning you get six faces to play with simultaneously. While this gives you many more chances to slash those tiles out, it also gets challenging.
You can download 2048 3D for Android here and for iOS here.
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