2048

Oh, EC: I don't know whether to thank you or hate you for posting this! 

I'd played it a while ago (or more accurately, an earlier version called "1024" - essentially the same game, but the tiles start at "1" and the target's 1024), and it is indeed horribly addictive.

I looked it up and apparently the game dates from 2014 - a bit earlier than I thought.

 

Unfortunately; as with other FMs I can't resist, so instead of continually accessing the site I've downloaded a Windows app version.

Still not reached the 2048 tile yet, but current highest score? 15,996... 

Eugene's Lair posted:

Oh, EC: I don't know whether to thank you or hate you for posting this! 

I'd played it a while ago (or more accurately, an earlier version called "1024" - essentially the same game, but the tiles start at "1" and the target's 1024), and it is indeed horribly addictive.

I looked it up and apparently the game dates from 2014 - a bit earlier than I thought.

 

Unfortunately; as with other FMs I can't resist, so instead of continually accessing the site I've downloaded a Windows app version.

Still not reached the 2048 tile yet, but current highest score? 15,996... 

Way to go Eugene 

Eugene's Lair posted:

Oh, EC: I don't know whether to thank you or hate you for posting this! 

I'd played it a while ago (or more accurately, an earlier version called "1024" - essentially the same game, but the tiles start at "1" and the target's 1024), and it is indeed horribly addictive.

I looked it up and apparently the game dates from 2014 - a bit earlier than I thought.

 

Unfortunately; as with other FMs I can't resist, so instead of continually accessing the site I've downloaded a Windows app version.

Still not reached the 2048 tile yet, but current highest score? 15,996... 

@Eugene's Lair

 

I am equally hated at work. Introduced it today and a number of colleagues have struggled to stay off the game. 

 

One of them has got to the elusive 2048, but he admitted he played it a few years ago and there is a system to completing it, he showed me his completed game.

 

BTW, anyone noticed that these are the numbers assigned to a binary word ?

 

 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

Oh, EC: I don't know whether to thank you or hate you for posting this! 

I'd played it a while ago (or more accurately, an earlier version called "1024" - essentially the same game, but the tiles start at "1" and the target's 1024), and it is indeed horribly addictive.

I looked it up and apparently the game dates from 2014 - a bit earlier than I thought.

 

Unfortunately; as with other FMs I can't resist, so instead of continually accessing the site I've downloaded a Windows app version.

Still not reached the 2048 tile yet, but current highest score? 15,996... 

@Eugene's Lair

 

I am equally hated at work. Introduced it today and a number of colleagues have struggled to stay off the game. 

 

One of them has got to the elusive 2048, but he admitted he played it a few years ago and there is a system to completing it, he showed me his completed game.

 

BTW, anyone noticed that these are the numbers assigned to a binary word ?

OK: Finally made "2048", so I can finally put this - and myself! - to bed... 

Made "2048" with a score of 20,268. I don't know if the original Gabriele Cirulli version allows you to continue playing afterwards, but the (licensed!) version I'm playing does, so I finished with a final score of 28,168.

 

Yes, there are some basic techniques to playing: I wouldn't call them "fool proof" because there is a random element to the game, but they do help you more consistently achieve higher scores. If anyone wants me to go over them, let me know (I think EC understands some of the basics, but went a bit awry at the end there...   )

 

As for binary: well, the game's built on multiples of two, so...

Actually, "2048" was based on an earlier game called "1024" (mentioned above), but that in turn was based on a game called "Threes" - which is built on constructing multiples of *ahem* 3...

Eugene's Lair posted:
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

Oh, EC: I don't know whether to thank you or hate you for posting this! 

I'd played it a while ago (or more accurately, an earlier version called "1024" - essentially the same game, but the tiles start at "1" and the target's 1024), and it is indeed horribly addictive.

I looked it up and apparently the game dates from 2014 - a bit earlier than I thought.

 

Unfortunately; as with other FMs I can't resist, so instead of continually accessing the site I've downloaded a Windows app version.

Still not reached the 2048 tile yet, but current highest score? 15,996... 

@Eugene's Lair

 

I am equally hated at work. Introduced it today and a number of colleagues have struggled to stay off the game. 

 

One of them has got to the elusive 2048, but he admitted he played it a few years ago and there is a system to completing it, he showed me his completed game.

 

BTW, anyone noticed that these are the numbers assigned to a binary word ?

OK: Finally made "2048", so I can finally put this - and myself! - to bed... 

Made "2048" with a score of 20,268. I don't know if the original Gabriele Cirulli version allows you to continue playing afterwards, but the (licensed!) version I'm playing does, so I finished with a final score of 28,168.

 

Yes, there are some basic techniques to playing: I wouldn't call them "fool proof" because there is a random element to the game, but they do help you more consistently achieve higher scores. If anyone wants me to go over them, let me know (I think EC understands some of the basics, but went a bit awry at the end there...   )

 

As for binary: well, the game's built on multiples of two, so...

Actually, "2048" was based on an earlier game called "1024" (mentioned above), but that in turn was based on a game called "Threes" - which is built on constructing multiples of *ahem* 3...

Well done Eugene. 

 

Now you have completed it, there is a version where you do it in reverse. 

 

Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:
Enthusiastic Contrafibularities posted:
Eugene's Lair posted:

Oh, EC: I don't know whether to thank you or hate you for posting this! 

I'd played it a while ago (or more accurately, an earlier version called "1024" - essentially the same game, but the tiles start at "1" and the target's 1024), and it is indeed horribly addictive.

I looked it up and apparently the game dates from 2014 - a bit earlier than I thought.

 

Unfortunately; as with other FMs I can't resist, so instead of continually accessing the site I've downloaded a Windows app version.

Still not reached the 2048 tile yet, but current highest score? 15,996... 

@Eugene's Lair

 

I am equally hated at work. Introduced it today and a number of colleagues have struggled to stay off the game. 

 

One of them has got to the elusive 2048, but he admitted he played it a few years ago and there is a system to completing it, he showed me his completed game.

 

BTW, anyone noticed that these are the numbers assigned to a binary word ?

OK: Finally made "2048", so I can finally put this - and myself! - to bed... 

Made "2048" with a score of 20,268. I don't know if the original Gabriele Cirulli version allows you to continue playing afterwards, but the (licensed!) version I'm playing does, so I finished with a final score of 28,168.

 

Yes, there are some basic techniques to playing: I wouldn't call them "fool proof" because there is a random element to the game, but they do help you more consistently achieve higher scores. If anyone wants me to go over them, let me know (I think EC understands some of the basics, but went a bit awry at the end there...   )

 

As for binary: well, the game's built on multiples of two, so...

Actually, "2048" was based on an earlier game called "1024" (mentioned above), but that in turn was based on a game called "Threes" - which is built on constructing multiples of *ahem* 3...

Well done Eugene. 

 

Now you have completed it, there is a version where you do it in reverse. 

 

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