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Occasionally, we like to feature the many creative and unexpected ways in which people are using Excel to solve all sorts of problems, for both work and play.

For those of you who are fans of the hit mobile phone game 2048, some ingenious Excel users have created versions of the game inside of Excel!

The folks at created a beautiful graphical version that not only lets you play the game, it also tracks your moves so that you can analyze your strategy afterwards using the power of Excel.

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Reddit user Krzychu81 created a sneakier version of the game that looks just like a financial report, for those who need to take a quick break at work.

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You can download both versions of Excel-style 2048 here:

What are your favorite creative uses of Excel? Let us know in the comments below.

 –Daniel Stein, Excel Program Manager