Frequently Asked Questions

We thought long and hard about this and in the end, came up with a solution based on the number 3 itself! Each card has a rank. The 3 card is Rank 1. The 6 card is Rank 2, and so on. Since this is Threes, take the number 3 and put it to the power of each card’s rank number. For instance a 192 is Rank 7, so take 3 to the 7th power. 3^7 = 2,187 points. Or you could think of it 3*3*3*3*3*3*3 = 2,187.

We did this because it was important for each rank to be worth more than just double the previous card. In fact, it’s worth triple. For example, if you’re playing and you have two 192s on the board, then those two 192s need to be worth less than a single 384. It’s much easier to just have two 192s than a single 384. It takes more planning and skill to merge them, especially the higher you go.

Here’s a breakdown of how the first ten ranks stack up:

A 3 = 3^1 = 3 points

A 6 = 3^2 = 9 points

A 12 = 3^3 = 27 points

A 24 = 3^4 = 81 points

A 48 = 3^5 = 243 points

A 96 = 3^6 = 729 points

A 192 = 3^7 = 2,187 points

A 384 = 3^8 = 6,561 points

A 768 = 3^9 = 19,683 points

A 1536 = 3^10 = 59,049 points

We don’t, but our friend Ryan Clark wrote up a great strategy guide for Threes. Check it out here.
Threes normally runs at 60 frames per second. When the conserve battery option is on, the game runs at 30 frames per second. This means the animations are a little less smooth, but this uses less battery and for some with older phones, can improve performance.
As with any app on any device, crashes happen. Remember to always restart the app from scratch or even try rebooting your device.

This could also be due to turning on an Android feature called ART. ART is still an experimental feature for Android users. Threes! was built using Unity, which only supports non-beta Android functionality. However, we’re working hard to try and get ART support for the game as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!

The “read phone status and identity” permission is actually required so that the game can tell if you put your phone into sleep mode or not. We do not store IMEI or any other identification info so you can rest easy.
Android versions of Threes! with this message are unfortunately versions of the game that have not been purchased legitimately through the Google Play or Amazon App stores. Please show your love and purchase a real copy!
Because Threes! was so popular on iOS, a number of similar games popped up on the Android store before we had a chance to prep our tiny little puzzle for primetime. Threes! from Sirvo and Hidden Variable Studios is the real deal! Thanks for your support! <3