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    Anyone remember The adventure game?
    Where they would go around collecting Drongas, and have to do puzzles, then try not to get caught in the Vortex.
    Can remember it BBC2 think it was on about 6pm.

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    Yes I remember it well. loved watching it as a kid! Great programme

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    I certainly do -and Uncle was a type of aspidestra standing in the corner *lol* I have actually mentioned it in a thread before when Oricson was trying to remember a similar TV Series, Don't think we ever got that for him !!
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    Was one of my favourite programs as a kid (with the Great Egg Race and Telly Addicts). I even made my own version of the "Drogna Game".

    If you search for it on youtube you'll find a fair few episodes to pass the day.

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    All the characters names were anagrams of the word 'dragon'.

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    At the end of the game, contestants were asked (by Carol Vorderman) how many 'coins' were on the table. They tried to guess the amount of currency but it was actually the number of fingers Carol had on the table at the time! That's really lame, but I enjoyed the show very much - there was nothing like it.
    I believe you can watch it on YouTube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    Was one of my favourite programs as a kid (with the Great Egg Race and Telly Addicts). I even made my own version of the "Drogna Game".

    If you search for it on youtube you'll find a fair few episodes to pass the day.

    Doogyrev doogyrev!
    Ahh yes, doogyrev indeed. Will have a look,thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason h View Post
    At the end of the game, contestants were asked (by Carol Vorderman) how many 'coins' were on the table. They tried to guess the amount of currency but it was actually the number of fingers Carol had on the table at the time! That's really lame, but I enjoyed the show very much - there was nothing like it.
    I believe you can watch it on YouTube.
    Hmm this doesnt sound right at all......The Adventure Game from the 1980's ALLWAYS finished with the vortex, there was no "guess the coins on the table" that i can either remember or find any info about.

    Also the Adventure game was first broadcast in 1980 (thru to 1986) and at that time Carol Vorderman was half way thru her engineering degree which she finished in 1982, just before she landed the Job on Countdown so i doubt she ever appeared on T.A.G.

    Unless this is some dodgy remake of the cult classic that i know nothing about im almost sure its wrong, but then again what do i know, i still get confused by my speak and spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woffski View Post
    Hmm this doesnt sound right at all......The Adventure Game from the 1980's ALLWAYS finished with the vortex, there was no "guess the coins on the table" that i can either remember or find any info about.

    Also the Adventure game was first broadcast in 1980 (thru to 1986) and at that time Carol Vorderman was half way thru her engineering degree which she finished in 1982, just before she landed the Job on Countdown so i doubt she ever appeared on T.A.G.

    Unless this is some dodgy remake of the cult classic that i know nothing about im almost sure its wrong, but then again what do i know, i still get confused by my speak and spell
    It wasn't Carol Vorderman, it was one of the characters called Gandor (Chris Lever) and the game was called 'how many argons around the pond'.

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    How many Argons around the pond. This was a game played just before the Vortex (possibly a time filler, if the contestants completed the whole game too fast, as it was not always played every show) The winner(s) (everyone had a chance to win) received a Green Cheese roll to triumphant fanfare. This Green cheese roll was of use when playing the Vortex (see below). Gandor would compere the game, it would start on a table with a number of drogna inside a velvet bag with draw strings. He would shake the bag and withdraw some drogna and place them on the table, then asking the first contestant "How many Argons are around the pond?" The contestants would start by adding the sides or points of the solid geometric figure that the drogna's had and fail to guess the right number. The key was that Gandor would place his fingers on the table top as he said "How many Argons are around the pond?" The number of fingers he would place down on the table would be the correct answer. Most people did not guess the answer or they would just happen to get it right by mistake.

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