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)
And yes, it’s just for fun.
Here’s the stats for some friends trying to spot number plates in Italy (leading zero).
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