It is time for another Excel Breakout Puzzle! Excel Breakout Puzzle? Yes … they are totally fun 🙂 You have to use your Excel knowledge and skills to find the hidden code. I’ve hidden a 5 digit code in an Excel workbook, and if you are up for the challenge, see if you can find it.
Before I get to the puzzle, let me provide a quick background. The escape room trend is sweeping the globe. Here is the basic idea. You and some friends go to an escape room, and get locked inside. You have to look around the room and gather clues to figure out codes to various combination locks. Opening a lock provides access to additional clues, which provide additional codes, and so on. You ultimately figure out the final code used on the door lock to escape the room.
Excel Breakout Puzzles
My family LOVES doing these escape rooms together. They are so fun that I wanted to do something similar in my Excel courses. So, I came up with the idea for an Excel breakout puzzle. You basically need to open the Excel workbook, and look around for clues. You use your Excel skills to solve the puzzle and reveal the code.
These Excel breakout puzzles are used in the Excel University Graduate Certification program as a fun way to apply what you’ve learned in each lesson.
If you’d like to try to solve an Excel breakout puzzle, see if you can find the 5-digit code I’ve hidden in this Excel workbook:
Hope you have fun! And if you figure out the code, let me know by posting a comment below.
If you’d like to see the answer, just roll the video below.
Also, there may be comments below that show the code, so, if you want to try it first, don’t scroll this page down into the comments section.
Note: I’d recommend giving the Excel breakout puzzle a try BEFORE watching this video. The video gives the answer.
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