The recently launched 2048 game has reached the top spot in no time. It is a 4 x 4 puzzle game and can be easily downloaded for free from the app store or can be played online.

2048 seems difficult at the first look, but is very easy to understand and at the same time is highly addictive. It is a google play ios game similar to Candy Crush, but it makes use of numbers and not colorful candies. The gamers need to join the numbers and achieve 2048 tile in the box while making as less moves as possible. The tiles are required to be matched up with same numbers which merges into one tile giving a larger number or double of the tiles that have been merged.

Keeping in mind the rapidly growing popularity of the game, we bring to you some cheats, tips and tricks as well as hacks to achieve the sought after 2048 tile.

Pictures of Nepal suggest three tips to increase your chances by up to 80% of achieving the 2048 tile. First, avoid using the arrow up key unless you are left with no other moves. Secondly, place the high valued tiles at the bottom row and keep the tiles in sequence from highest to lowest from left to right and right to left in the second last row. Thirdly, when the highest tile value comes in the left bottom corner, do change its position.

Meanwhile, TechThirsty recommends users to keep their calm and avoid making unplanned moves. Keep the tiles in the corners and watch out for the new tiles.

Additionally, Neil Shader, the Daily Dot reporter, revealed a definitive guide to win 2048 online. Build numbers side to side – Collapse upwards – Focus on a corner – Build chains – Be lucky – Never swipe down.

2048 is the brain child of Gabriele Cirulli, a 19-year-old Italian programmer and developer. The game was launched on March 9 2014.