Launched early in 2014, and almost immediately cloned as 1024 and 2048 - both of which ended up being more famous than the original - Threes! is a game that's also a work of art, and the only reason it was overshadowed by its clones was because unlike them, it was not a free game.
(Also see: A Game of Clones: Mobile Games Will Be Cloned and There's Nothing You Can Do About It)
That however is a thing of the past. Well at least on iOS for now. The game is now available for free with ad-support for iPhone and iPad users. Until yesterday, the cheapest you could get it for was Rs. 120 on Android and iOS.
The game has been highly praised for its minimal aesthetic and easy to play mechanics. It's a pity that a very small charge kept people away from one of the most well-crafted games in recent times, but if you've not experienced this game till now, then we urge you to take the plunge just to see how carefully every little detail was made in this game. It's a beautiful little numbers game, and well worth your time. We've been playing it for months now and it was one of our favourite mobile apps and games of last year.
And if mobile games aren't your thing and if you don't mind paying, a port for the Xbox One was also launched last year.