The risks we have to take Occassionally this can all go wrong. You'll end up in a position with no protective tiles to pack in your high value counter, and will have you have no choice but to let it slip free of its corner. This is the scenario we're talking about.
The only available moves are to shift the grid left or down, dislodging the 512 chip, and possibly seeing a two or four spawn in its place. Don't panic – most successful games will require this gamble. Calmly move in either direction, and move straight back right or up, depending on the path you chose. If a counter spawned in your corner, it's probably worth quitting here rather than wasting your time and pursuing victory. ??? Profit! Keep following that simple strategy and you'll soon find yourself with a line of chips from 1024 down to two. Now you can begin the process of linking them all up, and secure your place in the 2048 hall of fame. This strategy doesn't win every time, but it's now delivered a pretty high win rate for myself. And once you've won, here are three new ways to play. Good luck win hunters!