You might remember how Ribbon Hero, introduced last year, made learning about Office features as you work seamless and enjoyable. But it wasn't really a game, even though it did track your score and progress.
Now Ribbon Hero 2 is here, and it really is more of a game - but one that teaches you Office 2007 and Office 2010 as you progress through a storyline featuring the old Clippy Office assistant, a time machine, and lots of useful time-saving techniques such as how to reformat a pie chart with a single click.
The challenges load up directly in your Office applications and provide hints if you need them. When you succeed, you'll be rewarded with points and advance the story:
After you install Ribbon Hero 2, look for the new button on the far right of your Ribbon and click it whenever you have a little time for a teaching puzzle:
The best part is that if your boss busts you for playing games on the job, you can honestly say you're doing work: training to be a more efficient Office user!
Too bad students can't save their progress!