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Countdown Game - 7-14 year olds - Topmarks

The show had been recorded at YTV's studios in Leeds but moved to Granada's Manchester base in May 2009. Up until then, the only time a Countdown game had been filmed away from Leeds was around 2000 when a backlog of productions at Kirkstall Road led to a temporary stay at Tyne Tees in Newcastle.

The show had been recorded at YTV's studios in Leeds but moved to Granada's Manchester base in May 2009. Up until then, the only time a Countdown game had been filmed away from Leeds was around 2000 when a backlog of productions at Kirkstall Road led to a temporary stay at Tyne Tees in Newcastle.

Test your mental maths agility and skills on this Countdown game

Then, when I was 15, a new station was launched with imaginative name of Channel 4. The first program to air on this new channel was a game show called Countdown. Countdown is still shown today and is one of the longest running game shows in the World. At the time of writing this article, over 5,000 episodes have been broadcast.

The show was not entirely original in concept, being based on a slightly earlier game shown in France called Des chiffres et des lettres (Numbers and Letters).

The Countdown game tests contestants' numeracy and word-making skills. In the ‘letters’ rounds of the game, players have to create the longest word possible from a random selection of letters (a little bit like Scrabble) picked from vowels and consonants.

Vowel Please! - Countdown game - Google Play

I love your resources and my class particularly enjoy this countdown game. We would love if you could add a ‘0’ for us to print off in the target numbers! :D

I love your resources and my class particularly enjoy this countdown game. We would love if you could add a ‘0’ for us to print off in the target numbers! :D