2048 is a new free, web-based game that mimics the gameplay of the popular iOS game, Threes! The same tile-mashing rules apply — only tiles of the same value can be combined — but 2048 changes the way that tiles move. Specifically, moving tiles in any direction slides those tiles until they hit a wall or another tile. You lose the fine-grained control over each move that I love in Threes!, but it does provide a unique spin on the original concept.
—Monday, 10 March 2014