# What is a "2048 Combo"?March 20, 2014 8:17 AM   Subscribe

It's a reference to the puzzle game 2048.
posted by mbrubeck at 8:18 AM on March 20, 2014 [3 favorites]

Best answer: It's a game, called 2048, which appeared on Hacker News last week and got a lot of people addicted.
posted by PercussivePaul at 8:18 AM on March 20, 2014

Best answer: "What does "a good 2048 combination" mean? It means any number that, if it was in the game "2048", it could be combined into one single number. (A zero means an empty space, and can be ignored if needed.) Note that numbers could possibly be multiple digits! However, the numbers must not change between moves. "
posted by jessamyn at 8:20 AM on March 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

For future reference, there is the Explain XKCD Wiki.
posted by bondcliff at 8:21 AM on March 20, 2014 [12 favorites]

This particular combo 8224 would combine using the following steps:

8224 -> 844 -> 88 -> 16
posted by Roger Dodger at 8:41 AM on March 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

Explain XKCD always has the answer.
posted by Gortuk at 8:51 AM on March 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

OMG this game!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:19 AM on March 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Through a post on the blue, I've become addicted to a form of it this week. BEWARE!
posted by janey47 at 9:20 AM on March 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

BEWARE!

Well, I'm screwed now.
posted by PlutoniumX at 11:01 AM on March 20, 2014

Holy moley. Can one of you please write my boss a note about why he's not getting his report?
posted by Gorgik at 12:18 PM on March 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Gorgik, I turned my boss onto the game. It pretty much took away a whole Friday for him.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 7:15 PM on March 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Such game.

I was unaware of this precursor until you asked this question!
posted by Decani at 5:36 AM on March 21, 2014

Damn. I see janey47 beat me to it. Oh well. Spread the addiction...
posted by Decani at 5:36 AM on March 21, 2014

OMG the doge version!

I am literally going insane!