In this paper, we describe an engaging puzzle game called 2048 and outline a variety of exercises that can leverage the game’s popularity to engage student interest, reinforce core CS concepts, and excite student curiosity towards undergraduate research. Exercises range in difficulty from CS1-level exercises suitable for exercising and assessing 1D and 2D array skills to empirical undergraduate research in Monte Carlo Tree Search methods and skilled heuristic evaluation design.
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Neller, Todd W. "Pedagogical Possibilities for the 2048 Puzzle Game." The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 30.3 (January 2015), 38-46.
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