Taylor Swift continues her reign as the leading pop princess with her influence stretching to the puzzling world of 2048.
It’s been a big year for Swifties. Off the back of her latest album, Midnights, Taylor Swift announced that she would be going on her biggest tour yet, the Eras Tour. This year also sees the release of Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). Speak Now, Taylor’s third studio album, featured some of her biggest hits such as Dear John, Mine, and Back To December.
The singer’s influence is stretching to the world of puzzles with the rising popularity of online games such as Taylor Swift 2048. Let’s take a look at how you can play.
What is the Taylor Swift 2048 game?
The trending game that any Swiftie will have seen dominating their timelines this spring is the Taylor Swift 2048 game. This is a version of 2048, a tile-sorting puzzle game which was released in 2014.
The object of the game is to get the highest score possible by merging the tiles. Each time you swipe a tile in any direction, it merges with its neighbor to become a new number. The original game has tiles that are multiples of two. So, you start the game with twos, fours, and eights. These then merge to become higher numbers like 16, 32, 64, and 128. The object is to reach at least 2048, the game’s namesake, and above.
Instead of numbered tiles, the Taylor Swift 2048 game has tiles for each of the singer’s albums. When two albums with the same cover merge, they become one. Each album represents a number like in the original game, with each merge generating a higher score. You can find the online game here.
How to beat Taylor Swift 2048
The main trick players have discovered can help you reach a high score is by keeping your largest numbered tile in the corner.
Players have suggested that sticking to swiping in two directions as much as possible is the best way to successfully merge your tiles.
Whichever corner you want to swipe towards is your choice. However, one TikTok user claims that the highest tile should be kept in the top left corner. You can then swipe the tiles from left to right across the top in descending numerical order.
The trick is to never swipt down and keep to 2 directions as mych as possible. Then, keep your highest tile in the top left corner and having them go from left to right across the too in descending numerical order♬ original sound – Moog
More games to keep Swifites entertained through summer
Several Taylor Swift-inspired games have been gaining popularity this year. The 2048 puzzle swiftly followed the popular Taylor Swift mathematical album ranking trend which took off earlier this month.
Lego lovers have also taken cues from Taylor’s Lover album to build a specially-created version of the house from the music video. The idea was created by fans but is now officially under review on Lego Ideas.
Be sure to check out the song sorter as well, to find your all-time favorite TS song.