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Welcome one and all to HTPO. We are a very friendly and growing community who have one thing in common ... our love of puzzles. We hold regular free contests based on a wide variety of topics such as movies, music, traditional riddles, wordplay and much, much more. Come in, make yourself comfy and take a look around - there's something for everybody. You can either play alone or for extra fun, why not invite some friends and work as a team? If you get stuck on the puzzles, help is always available in our forum.

Remember our motto: Never Give Up - Keep On Playing

New Weekly Contest
Like many people, I have found myself with an abundance of time on my hands due to the pandemic and lockdown.  I have used this time to write puzzles for what I believe is going to be the longest-running contest I've ever had at HTPO.  My plan is start a new Weekly Contest, which will be posted in the forum every Monday evening at 8.00pm GMT starting on Monday 22nd June.  I have already written 8 weeks worth of puzzles which I believe gives me a good head-start on the rest of the contest - so while you're solving, I'll be writing more!  (I did consider running it on the main contest pages but not only would I not have been able to have a leaderboard as such, but the answer entry system would not allow for possible alternative answers and explanations.  My plan is for the puzzles to be set in 8-week rounds as follows:

Round 1: 22nd June - 10th August
Round 2: 17th August - 5th October
Round 3: 12th October - 30th November
then there will be a 4-week break for me to concentrate on the Christmas contest with the contest restarting:
Round 4: 4th January - 22nd February
Round 5: 1st March - 19th April
Round 5: 26th April - 14th June

So ... there you have it - a nice, new shiny Weekly Contest for you all.  I have incorporated some of the old favourites and also introduced some new types of puzzles.  These can be adapted as the weeks go on depending on which ones are popular or not.

See you there 
Posted by chantilly_admin on Sunday, June 14 @ 12:37:41 UTC (301 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Problem with Forum - Fixed!
hadtoplayon I am aware that the forums are currently not working.  I am in the process of working on this and will report back when all is up and running again.

I've checked that the files indicated are present and are configured correctly (ie. no upper/lower case differences) but cannot find a problem.  No files have been changed recently so I don't understand what could've gone wrong overnight.  I have therefore contacted my host and am now awaiting response.  If anybody has any ideas as to how I can fix this myself, I would be very pleased to hear from you.

In the meantime, if you need any help on any puzzle, please email me directly at chantilly@hadtoplayon.com or catch me on Facebook and I'll be happy to help.

And finally, the problem with the forum is fixed.  No idea who fixed it and how, but I'm just so glad it is.  If nothing else, it's taught me that I need to upgrade the forum so that will be my next task!

Posted by chantilly_admin on Wednesday, May 27 @ 02:31:36 UTC (217 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Puzzle Party

Puzzle Party is now live!  Puzzle Party

Posted by chantilly_admin on Wednesday, April 29 @ 03:49:09 UTC (312 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Oscar Night 2020
hadtoplayon Oscar Night 2020 is now live!  Oscar Night 2020
Posted by chantilly_admin on Sunday, February 09 @ 12:00:29 UTC (311 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Christmas Countdown 2019
hadtoplayon Christmas Countdown 2019 is now live!  Christmas Countdown 2019
Posted by chantilly_admin on Sunday, December 01 @ 12:03:44 UTC (324 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Christmas Countdown 2019
Posted by chantilly_admin on Thursday, November 28 @ 07:56:29 UTC (336 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

PHP Upgrade to HTPO
hadtoplayon It seems that. as I feared. the PHP changes on my site by my host are going to be implemented by the end of March (so I'm presuming it's today!). Robin is very kindly working on this for me but as the coding is so old, it is quite a massive job so is likely to take a while. Not sure whether the site will be left in a working state or not. 

If you find any problems with anything on the site, please do let me know and I'll pass the information on to Robin. (If PMs aren't working, please use my email chantilly@hadtoplayon.com). 

Thanks for your patience. 
Posted by chantilly_admin on Sunday, March 31 @ 09:27:31 UTC (7037 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Now Live - Oscar Night 2019
hadtoplayon Here's what you've all been waiting for...   Oscar Night 2019 is now live
Posted by chantilly_admin on Sunday, February 24 @ 12:00:14 UTC (544 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Oscar Night 2019
Posted by chantilly_admin on Sunday, February 17 @ 11:54:08 UTC (752 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Christmas Countdown 2018
hadtoplayon Christmas Countdown 2018 is now live!  Christmas Countdown 2018
Posted by chantilly_admin on Saturday, December 01 @ 12:09:26 UTC (6017 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

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