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Contributed by Joel Zimba, Special Projects Coordinator, MDTAP

It’s going to rain all week.  I mean all week.  Sooner or later it will be time to sit down with a nice pot of tea and play a game (rather than being the global marketplace high-achiever your Mom believes you to be).  So, instead of another round of Flappy Toaster or some other inaccessible game, this one might even be educational.

It’s called 2048, and the Appstore can barely keep up with the demand.  You may not be able to count to 2048, but you can certainly count up to the cost of this fine app.  Meaning, it’s free, as long as you’re willing to put up with ads at the bottom of the screen.

To play, slide adjacent numbers of equal value together.  This adds the two numbers together and makes room for more numbers.  The goal is to end up with 2048.  Much like Sudoku, this is more of a spatial relations puzzle than a math puzzle.

This game is completely accessible using Voiceover.  In order to issue the four possible commands,  double-tap and hold, and then slide (up, down, left and right).  The flick gesture will be of no use.  You’ll have to slide a finger around the 4×4 grid.

Did I mention you should be sure to set aside several hours?  You have been warned.

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