Merge Me is a tile-merging game that tasks a player with earning as many points as possible by creating new tiles via the merging of identical ones on a 5x5 board. The player merges tiles until they run out of space. They then start over and attempt to beat their last-best score.
Similar tile-merging games usually require the player to merge two adjacent (left, right, above or below) matching tiles to create a new tile that equals the sum of the merged tiles (i.e., 1+1=2, 2+2=4, and so on). The new tile might have a new color as well. One example of this type of game is 2048.
In Merge Me, the player merges two adjacent matching tiles to create a new one that displays the next-highest number (i.e., 1+1=2, 2+2=3, and so on). These tiles feature unique imagery, including an ice cream cone, a party popper, a crab, a plant and a hat. For example, if the player merges two #1 ice cream tiles, they create a #2 party popper. Two #2 tiles become a #3 crab tile, two crabs become a #4 plant tile, and two plants become a #5 hat tile.
The player merges tiles by inserting a tile from below the board next to its match using empty cells on the grid. Since the game automatically slides a tile already on the board toward a placed tile to complete a merge, they must pay close attention to placement to complete combinations. For example, if they place a #1 tile in an empty space between a #1 and #2, the game merges the #1 tiles to create a new #2 tile and then slides the pre-existing #2 toward the new #2 tile to create a new #3 tile.