Number merge mobile games have gained significant popularity over recent years due to their simplicity, addictiveness and ability to challenge the player’s strategic thinking. These games usually involve combining matching numbers to create higher numbers and achieve higher scores.
To put it simply, number merge games are fun! And we love them!
With their popularity naturally comes many similar mobile games. Unfortunately, so many of these games are filled with so much ads that they become unplayable.
We play those games so you don’t have to! Among the numerous games we have played, here are the top number merge games we like (and isn’t full of ads).
The 2048 game is arguably the most famous number merge game. Players slide number tiles around a grid, combining tiles with the same numbers to double their value. The smallest number tiles are the 2s. And the goal of the game is to keep combining the tiles to create a tile with the number 2048. Players can continue past the 2048 number to achieve even higher scores.
A cross between Tetris and 2048, 2Combine3 is the new kid on the block. On top of combining matching number tiles, the tiles are also constantly dropping from the top like Tetris. Plus you have the added challenge of smallest number tiles being 2s and 3s instead of just 2s like 2048.
If you are looking for a more relaxed game that requires some strategy, there is also a casual mode where you can take your time to drop the number tiles without any time limit.
Threes! is another popular number merge game. This game was actually the inspiration for 2048 and has a similar gameplay style. Instead of merging 2s, players merge 1s and 2s to create 3s, and then merge matching numbers from there. It’s praised for its charming design and slightly more complex gameplay.
In Merged!, players merge dice with the same numbers. This game introduces a different strategic element, as players need to think about the placement of the dice on the board. If you place three or more of the same number dice next to each other (either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally), they will merge to form a dice with the next number up.
Swipe the number tiles in any direction to move them up, down, left, or right. When two tiles of the same number collide, they combine and increase to the next number. For example, the number tiles “3” and “3” will combine to become the “4” number tile. “5” and “5” will give you “6” and so on.
The game becomes more difficult over time as additional tiles are added to the board at regular intervals.
Our Favorite Game
Our pick for the best number merge game is 2Combine3. It is a simpler and more intuitive game than others on the list. Learning how to play is easy and fun! But at the same time, there is also strategy involved as you are sharing the board with both 2s and 3s.
We love that a player can play at their own pace through the 2 game modes available. One mode with a time limit as the number tiles are constantly dropping and the other one without.