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New Weekly Contest
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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 (323 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Are You A Survivor? (of the Trivia kind, I mean)
Forums For those of you who haven't noticed, VoyagerKing's second game of Trivia Survivor is now underway in the forum. Enjoy and keep hold of those precious points!
Posted by chantilly_admin on Monday, November 13 @ 10:38:37 UTC (2088 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Trivia Survivor - New forum game starting 9th October
Forums I'm pleased to announce that VoyagerKing will be running a new forum-based game at HTPO starting on Monday 9th October. It’s called Trivia Survivor.

The game will combine trivia and puzzles in a competitive format, that I hope you will find fun and amusing. It seems that a lot of games today run in such a way, that players are eliminated, and the winner is the last one left playing. Trivia Survivor will run that way.

There will be a wide range of question categories and types, to keep the game interesting, and hopefully, to offer a little of something for everyone. Some questions will be easy, while others will prove more difficult. Hopefully, they all will be fun!

For the full rules and game play description, please see post in the Announcement section of the forum here

Well that’s it! I hope to see you in a game of Trivia Survivor soon!
Posted by chantilly_admin on Monday, October 02 @ 13:29:25 UTC (1665 reads) (Read More... | Score: 4)

Weekly Forum Mini-Contest
Forums May I remind you all that the first of this year's weekly mini-contests will be launched in the forum tonight at 8.30pm (GMT). For those of you who haven't joined in before, please think about taking part. Twenty puzzles of varying types are posted in the forum and you are given a week to solve as many as you can and submit your answers to me by PM. It doesn't matter if you're not able to complete them all, just send in what you have. Although I do put up a leaderboard, it's really meant as a bit of fun rather than a serious contest. It's also an excellent way of gaining some practice for the bigger contests!
Posted by chantilly_admin on Monday, January 02 @ 04:51:52 UTC (2029 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Weekly Mini-Contest - Now in main forum
Forums Our weekly mini-contest has just been posted in the forum. There might be some of you who haven't seen it before having not been registered for the old forum. Now's your chance to have a look and see what you can do - our regulars could do with some competition to keep them on their toes

To go straight to the contest, click here  Week 36 Mini-Contest
Posted by Chantilly_admin on Monday, October 03 @ 13:42:48 UTC (1474 reads) (Read More... | Score: 5)

Arcade
Forums There is a new Arcade set up via the forums at ARCADE however it is only available to those members who are part of the forums. Go join up and open yourself to a new world of fun :)
Posted by Rebecca admin on Sunday, July 17 @ 03:58:15 UTC (1880 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Apologies
Forums Sorry for the temporary outage of the site and the forums. Seems my hosts had detected a security risk with the old forums i was using and although I had changed to a new forum it was just a few hours too late for their deadline. All fixed now.
Posted by Rebecca admin on Wednesday, July 06 @ 02:11:14 UTC (1431 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

New Forum
Forums We have a brand spanking new forum for you to use. PLease let us know if things don't work for you properly, or you cannot access a forum that you previously could access.
Posted by Rebecca admin on Saturday, July 02 @ 16:23:25 UTC (1657 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Forum Downtime
Forums The forum may experience downtime over the weekend as we plan to upgrade. If you need to PM members of the site you can use the facility on the main site otherwise please be patient, the forum will hopefully be down temporarily.
Posted by Rebecca admin on Friday, July 01 @ 01:56:15 UTC (1745 reads) (Read More... | Score: 0)

Rollo Tomasi's Oscar Challenge
Forums ... is now live in the forum. Click the link to be taken directly to the contest here . You will need to register for the forums if you have not already done so.
Posted by chantilly admin on Sunday, February 27 @ 11:56:28 UTC (1620 reads) (Read More... | Score: 5)

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