2048, the puzzle game by 19 year old Gabriele Cirulli, might very well be the most popular game of 2014.
The Flappy Bird craze (which started in February) had barely passed and the next game was there. Unlike Flappy Bird, which is completely mindless, 2048 makes the player think. Both its rules and its controls are simple. You have to merge 2 tiles with equal numbers and get to 2048 (2 to the 12th power), but the game is hard. It has been reported that even the maker (Gabriele) hasn’t gotten to 2048 yet. The game was based on 1024, which in turn was based on Threes.
Anyways, go check it out here:
Or install the official version on your phone (iOS or Android):