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Consecutive Number Plate Spotting (CNPS) is a typical time-killer / leisure game. It’s simple, though highly addictive, so be warned!
I learned about CNPS as being one of the many national sports in Finland, but apparently it has quite some tradition in the UK as well.

Here’s a quick summary of the rules … as I play them ;)

  • you have to spot each and every number on number plates, in consecutive order
    (your start could look like the plates shown at the top)
  • the number you are looking for has to be the only one on the plate
    (not a single extra digit on the plate)
  • only number plates from one country count
    (you can play several games, one for each country, though)
  • you have to be sure you spotted the number
    (not just a glimpse or an idea or something you’re not sure of)
  • it has to be consecutive
    (even seeing the correct numbers within five minutes, but in the wrong order doesn’t count)
  • you have to see the number plates in person
    (no videos, pictures, or people telling you, that you just passed one)

Enjoy :)
And yes, it’s just for fun.


Here’s the stats for some friends trying to spot number plates in Germany.
If you wanna join our little circle, just drop me an email!

Click on a column header to sort by that quantity!

name current
count
years
since
first
find
average
number
of days to
next find
average
number
of finds
per day
expected
number of
days to next
century
finds in
past
six
months
finds in
past
30
days
finds in
past
seven
days
most
finds on
a single
day
number
hardest
to
spot
most
days with
findings
in a row
best
day
of the
week
best
month
of the
year
days
since
last
find
Andreas 11 6.5 217 0.00 19281 0 0 0 2 12 3 Wed Aug 2273
Ann-Christine 53 6.6 46 0.02 2146 0 0 0 5 54 3 Mon Aug 2266
Ariane 209 6.8 12 0.08 1080 0 0 0 9 166 4 Sat Aug 526
Balthasar 136 6.7 18 0.06 1159 0 0 0 7 137 5 Sat Mar 1889
Bernd D. 113 7.1 23 0.04 1985 0 0 0 6 114 7 Wed Jun 1439
Carsten 454 8.3 7 0.15 308 4 0 0 9 455 5 Fri May 140
Erik 75 6.8 33 0.03 834 2 0 0 9 50 3 Sun Apr 176
Heike 105 7.3 25 0.04 2417 0 0 0 10 97 5 Mon Apr 224
Jana 287 6.7 8 0.12 110 0 0 0 7 288 5 Thu May 1138
Karla 33 3.6 40 0.03 2676 1 0 0 4 23 2 Sun Aug 177
Lea 100 6.7 25 0.04 2458 0 0 0 8 101 5 Sat Jun 2277
Lena 49 6.6 50 0.02 2526 0 0 0 4 50 2 Thu Jun 2184
Michael A. 56 6.8 44 0.02 1942 0 0 0 5 57 4 Sun May 2278
Michael B. 92 6.2 25 0.04 197 0 0 0 10 93 4 Mon Nov 2010
Michael S. 32 6.7 77 0.01 5223 0 0 0 4 33 3 Tue Jun 2344
Mirjam 35 6.5 68 0.01 4400 0 0 0 5 36 3 Sat Jun 2256
Richard 83 6.7 29 0.03 499 0 0 0 8 84 4 Sat May 2201
Robert 6 6.5 398 0.00 37412 0 0 0 4 7 1 Sun May 2386
Sascha 303 7.3 9 0.11 855 1 0 0 12 281 5 Sat Aug 121
Sigrid 305 6.8 8 0.12 775 6 0 0 6 238 4 Sat May 43
Teresa 71 7.1 36 0.03 1053 0 0 0 5 72 5 Mon Jun 2243
‘active mean’ 234.0 6.6 19.4 0.088 1089.5 2.8 0.0 0.0 8.0 97 3.8 Sat May 131.4

There’s currently 21 (five) people (actively) keeping their stats on this page.

fraction of spottings on a given weekday
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
15.1% 12.6% 11.1% 12.5% 13.8% 18.0% 16.9%
fraction of spottings in a given month
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
3.8% 4.5% 8.0% 12.5% 14.5% 11.6% 8.2% 13.8% 5.7% 8.5% 4.4% 4.5%
average time it took to find numbers in a given range
1

25
26

50
51

75
76

100
101

125
126

150
151

175
176

200
201

225
226

250
251

275
276

300
301

325
326

350
351

375
376

400
401

425
426

450
451

475
50.0d 5.9d 10.6d 8.3d 8.6d 5.5d 11.3d 6.4d 10.4d 6.8d 10.5d 16.1d 10.8d 6.5d 6.4d 9.5d 15.0d 19.9d 21.5d

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Choose other countries here: Australia (leading zero), Austria, Finland, France (leading zero), Germany, Great Britain, Great Britain (leading zero), Italy (leading zero), Luxembourg (leading zero), Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania (leading zero), United States