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Gamification 2: Breakout Puzzles

By Jeff Lenning | January 14, 2020 |

In the second post in our Gamificaiton + Excel Training series, we’ll talk about another fun element used in our training pass: Breakout Puzzles. My family enjoys going to Escape Rooms, and if you haven’t been to one, I’d recommend checking it out. In summary, you go to the Escape Room and they lock you…

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Excel Breakout Puzzle 7

By Jeff Lenning | August 12, 2019 |

The next Excel breakout puzzle is ready! And it’s a goodie 🙂 I realize fall doesn’t officially start for a few weeks, but, our kids start school next week and so it already feels like fall is upon us. Fall means back-to-school, cooler weather, falling leaves, and … american football. My son plays, and so…

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Excel Breakout Puzzle 6

By Jeff Lenning | April 23, 2019 |

I think it’s about time for another breakout puzzle … yes! This breakout puzzle has an astronomy theme … you know, stars, constellations, the milky way, telescopes, and so on. I’ve always enjoyed looking up at the night sky. Being able to recognize stars and constellations helps me feel at home when I travel to…

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Excel Breakout Puzzle 5

By Jeff Lenning | August 7, 2018 |

I think it’s about time for another breakout puzzle … yes! This breakout puzzle is inspired by The Matrix. The Matrix? Yes, the movie, you know … with Neo. If you haven’t seen it, it was a popular movie about 20 years ago. (Wow does time fly.) Anyhow, I love that movie and so decided…

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Excel Breakout Puzzle 4

By Jeff Lenning | April 24, 2018 |

It is time for another breakout puzzle … yay! Have you ever played Sudoku? My family loves doing these puzzles, in fact, last week we had a full-on Sudoku race and competition. Who won? Not me. My daughter totally crushed it. I’d get like 5 squares done, and she’d be like, “done!” Again and again.…

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Excel Breakout Puzzle 3

By Jeff Lenning | April 18, 2018 |

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…

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Excel University Graduate Certification + Breakout Puzzle :)

By Jeff Lenning | August 2, 2017 |

I am super excited to announce the next Excel University course! It is an Excel certification course, so upon completion, you’ll be a Certified Excel University Graduate. I want to cover some of the high points in this post, and then provide a link with additional information. Plus, I’d like to share my next Excel…

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Excel Breakout Puzzles!

By Jeff Lenning | July 26, 2017 |

Are you aware of the Escape Room trend, or the similar breakout logic puzzles that teachers use in classrooms? Here is the basic idea of the escape room. You and some friends or colleagues go to a company that has created an escape room. Like, in the real world, physically, you go to a place.…

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