Blog Aug 05, 2021

2048 FAQ

As 2048 has kept the interest of so many people around the world, there are some questions that have been asked again and again. We will try to answer most of them in a short and clear manner as a form of FAQ.

Is there a trick to 2048?

Although there isn’t one specific trick or hack how to get to 2048, there are some strategies you can follow that will help you. For example, you want to have your biggest tile the focus of your game. What helps also is focusing on one of the bottom or top corners. It doesn’t matter much which one. Just don’t try changing them. There’s a detailed video explanation here.

How do you play 2047?

Some people are confusing 2047 with 2048. There is no 2047 game. It literally cannot exist as the top number should always be a power of 2.

How long does it take to beat 2048?

In most cases, it depends on the device you are playing it. For instance, if you are using a desktop computer or a laptop with a regular keyboard, it takes a few times less compared to playing on mobile. On average, it takes about 4 hours and 47 minutes to complete the game.

Is 2048 good for your brain?

According to neurologist Judy Willis, 2048 is a “dopamine goldmine”. It means that it feels very rewarding playing it as you have some level of constant progress. Hence, it can be very addictive. In general, small doses of dopamine could be beneficial for your brain, and the 2048 game helps with developing some basic logic and strategy. However, if you really want a game that’s good for your brain, you will have better results by studying Chess or Go (the board game).

What is the highest score ever on 2048?

839,732! However!, that’s a score achieved by an AI (Artificial Intelligence). The AI was circling a lot around a 35,600 highest score in most cases, but out of thousands of games, it reached the formidable results of 839,732. You can find out the code of the AI that was used for that simulation here: 2048-ai.

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