Let me start by stating that I am an American. [Obviously, if you check my location.]
Having said that, I know very little about the UK show Countdown. Apart from a few youtube clips and a few bloopers, I know next to nothing about the show.
As far as I can tell, the game revolves around an anagram type game* perhaps closer to jumble than scrabble. The game also has a numbers round, where a target number must be reached using random numbers, multiples of 5, and basic operations.
At once, I want to say this game is too intellectual for American audiences. Please tell me I’m wrong. *Then again, if the kids over there are this smart, I could be more right than I thought. :eek: That kid schools everyone within earshot, I swear.
**Do you think Countdown could work in the US? **