Countdown board game
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The game consists of the following features, which depend on the edition:
- Letters game: Lettered cards divided into vowels and consonants.
- Numbers game: 24 numbered cards for the available numbers. For the target, variously a three-wheel spinner, a ten-sided die or a set of digit cards. These mechanisms allow the first digit of the target to be zero, so 10% of the time the target is less than 100, necessitating a re-spin. The digit cards have the additional caveat that not all targets are equally likely to be chosen.
- Conundrum: Either a list of over 100 conundrums on the rules sheet from which one is randomly (at least in theory) picked, or a set of cards. At tournaments, however, people tend to make their own.
- Timer: Either an egg timer or an electronic timer that plays the Countdown clock music.