At its birth almost 40 years ago, it would have been difficult for anyone to imagine that Excel could be a tool that not only increases efficiency, but also makes it fun. However, thanks to its grid format, formula capabilities, and compatibility with the VBA program, there are a number of games that one can create within an Excel spreadsheet to varying degrees of difficulty.
Tic-Tac-Toe is one of the easiest games to create in Excel, because users only need to create VBA to see the results after completing the game. At the intermediate level, users can create games such as Snake, trivia and quiz games, and card games such as Blackjack. For advanced users, it is also possible to create RPG games based on text in Excel, with the value of the options that affect the results each time. Although Excel is not a game development platform by any means, the program’s components can allow for creative and fun opportunities in the right hands.