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Hypercountdown

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Hypercountdown, derived largely from what was known as Countdown Advanced, is a variant of Countdown that was typically always played over MSN Messenger, and is now played on Apterous. It was originally invented by Gevin, and refined by Ben Wilson.

Differences with Regular Countdown

Each round of Hypercountdown is designed to be an increase in difficulty and complexity from regular Countdown. Letters games and conundrums contain 12 letters instead of 9, numbers games have 8 numbers instead of 6 (with 150 and 200 as additional large numbers), and a 4-digit target to reach. Hypercountdown is available on Apterous.

Example game

(based extremely loosely on Episode 5654)

Rnd Selection Player One Score Player Two Others Max.
1 CGNEAIHPTLMG CHEATING 8 – 8 CHEATING PHLEGMATIC* 10
2 LMGOEISRUDLA MOUSIER 15 – 15 MISRULE GLAMORISED* 20
3 YTPOIANLSTEP SOAPILY 15 – 24 PONYTAILS POTENTIALS* 30
4 50 75 100 25 9 9 7 10 → 4830 4840
(9 × 50 + 25 + 9) × 10
20 – 29 4820
(9 × 50 + 25 + 7) × 10

RR: 4830 = (100 × 9 + 75 − 9) ÷ (50 ÷ 25) × 10

40
5 LMZIEONARGTS NORMALIZES 30 – 39 NORMALIZES GLAMORIZES*, MAGNOLITES*, MATRONIZES*, MELIORANTS*, MORTALIZES*, ROSEMALING* 50
6 IEOFAILHREOI fiesta ☓ 30 – 39 ageist ☓ AEROFOIL*, FIREHOLE* 58
7 CTDVNWEAECSD VENDACES 38 – 47 VENDACES DECADENTS*, DESCANTED* 67
8 100 10 6 8 7 10 9 1 → 9450 9450
((100 − 6) × 10 + 8 + 7 − 10) × (9 + 1)
48 – 57 9450
((100 − 6) × 10 + 8 + 7 − 10) × (9 + 1)


77
9 MYLOSYLLABIC 48 – 67 SYMBOLICALLY
(0.5 seconds)
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