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Game 2048: New Number Puzzle App Is Highly Addictive

03/27/2014 11:25 EDT | Updated 03/27/2014 11:59 EDT

2048 is the latest highly addictive game you won't be able to put down.

Available on both iTunes and Google Play, you can even sneak in a few games online.

The game has 16 tiles, and you start with two tiles with either a '2' or a '4'. In each move, you swipe tiles either left, right, up or down, in order to match numbers and eliminate tiles. For example, when you swipe a '2' tile to another '2' tile, you cancel it out and turn it into a '4'. Every time two tiles touch they multiply and a new tile, either a '2' or '4' is added back to your board. When you run out of combinations or space on the board, you lose.

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It may sound all jumbled if you're trying to explain it someone, but the best way to figure out this game is to just try it. There is no timer, just a scoreboard — you can seriously take the whole day to play one game.

[Editor's note: Can someone PLEAASSE take my phone away from me. I can't stop playing 2048]

And like previous addictive games Flappy Bird or Candy Crush, online users have already come up with tactics to get a high score. Our friends at HuffPost U.K. even put together a guide, highlighting that going slow, working on corners and breathing are all ways to keep your cool and essentially, win.

Are you hooked yet? Let us know in the comments below.

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