Sometimes, it can get tiring, if not boring, from looking at numbers on Excel every day at work. Perhaps you spend the hours at the office waiting for the day to end because you’re always stuck crunching numbers on Microsoft’s spreadsheets. The good news is Microsoft Excel is not only for data analyzing work anymore. To make your hours at work more fun and endurable, why don’t you turn Excel into a cool game?
Don’t be surprised – the tech company is known for keeping a few tricks up on its sleeve, including Excel, and many people who found out about these secrets decided to create new games and even recreate old ones.
Candy Number Crunch Saga
This game is dedicated to all Candy Crush Saga fanatics. If you love King.com’s popular delicious-looking game, the Candy Number Crunch Saga is probably the break you need from crushing candies and if you ever get stuck in a difficult level. The Excel version gives the players a peek into the successful world of IPO (King.com’s) and you’re task is to “invest wisely” with news events available that affect stock price in reality.
By now, you’ve probably heard of this popular addicting game which can be participating in Excel format. The game’s goal is to get to the sum of 2048 by merging two tiles that will equal to the importance of the two numbers in them. The Excel format will help you analyze strategies by tracking your moves. The game can be played in Excel 2007 or later and you can play it with or without internet. If you don’t want anyone to see you playing at work, a version was created to “camouflage” the game as financial announcements.
The popular board game can now also be played in Excel. Andrew Werner came up with the Monopoly simulator while playing with his partner and a friend. In just 14 hours, the Excel edition was created and can be played by up to 4 players. In 2011, the game was updated and now has the choice to select computer or human players.
This game is not yet available for Excel but it was entirely built in Excel. The creator, Kevin Lyman, describes the game as “Scrabble meets Battleship.” At present, Lyman is making the game available for mobile platforms like iOS, Android, and Windows Phone in the next couple of months. The Excel version will also be available when the mobile versions are.
Cary Walkin, the same person who created Candy Number Crunch Saga, also designed this role-playing game. The game was released last March after five months of developing it. The game has thousands of potential enemies, a thousand of item combinations, 31 spells, and a storyline that has four different endings.
These games are the best games to be played whenever you want to take a break from creating a spreadsheet whether for school or work. It should be noted, however, that you will need to enable macros before you can play any of the game by clicking “Enable Macros” after opening the game.