Ribbon Hero 2: How to play the game (video)

Our friends at Office Labs have spun a sequel: Ribbon Hero 2. Starting now, you can download this free game to learn some tips and shortcuts about Office. (Oh, to heck with that. Just download it because Ribbon Hero 2—featuring the time-travelling adventures of our old friend, Clippy—is fun. Even, dare I say, addictive?)


Ribbon Hero 2 follows Clippy (yes, he’s alive!) as he explores different time periods while trying to get back home. In each time period you get to explore a new game board with challenges to complete to get to the next level. Each challenge takes you into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote to complete a task. So you discover new Office features by actually using them (without actually working). Plus, there’s a hint button to fall back on in case you get stuck.

Ribbon Hero 2 works for both Office 2007 and Office 2010, but more challenges (11 of them) are available in 2010. Find the download and more information at the Ribbon Hero 2 site at Office Labs. 

Ribbon Hero 2 main screen

–Doug Thomas