Chapter 10

Organizing Data in Spreadsheets

As you create attributes for your game objects, you need to organize and eventually analyze them. The best place to do this is in a spreadsheet. A very small board game may not require the use of a spreadsheet, but even slightly more sophisticated games can almost always benefit from having their data organized and analyzed in a spreadsheet. By following some best practices when creating and using a new workbook, you can make the process of creating game data much less painful. This chapter discusses several of these best practices.

Create a Spreadsheet to Be Read by an Outsider

One of the biggest mistakes that new designers make when they create a new spreadsheet workbook is to dive in headfirst, ...

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