Welcome to TopAccolades
TopAccolades Limited is a UK-based company, established in 2001. Our principal activities are listed below.
We are app developers producing mainly entertainment apps, currently for Android devices. Most of our apps are for games and puzzles, including many original ones. Our original games and puzzles include:
In addition, we have a new algorithm for playing 4-in-a-line (like Connect 4), and implementations of many classic puzzles and games, including Yak (like Yahtzee), Word Ladder, Hangman, Beguile (like Boggle), and Code4x6 (like Mastermind).
- Linxem is a word game for 2-4 people. It is a game that requires two people to collaborate in solving a challenge. One, the setter, is presented with 30 words and must select 2 or more of them that are linked in some way. The setter must then give another word, the Linxem, to the solver intended to provide this linkage. The solver must then look at the same words and, based on the Linxem, try to determine which words the setter had selected. The basic wordplay is similar to, but distinctive from, that of the boardgame Codenames.
- Volcano is a block-falling game, best categorized as being in the Tetris family. Falling blocks must be captured and used to construct a shape that can be used to plug the crater of a volcano and thus prevent eruption.
- Who Killed Vic?
- This is a logic game/puzzle for one person that requires logic similar to that employed in Cluedo/Clue. Vic, the victim, has been killed and you must determine who killed Vic and determine the weapon and location, based on clues presented to you - mostly clues you request about a given suspect, weapon or location.
- Rummy 7
- This is a 7-card version of Rummy. it employs our own algorithm for playing the system, but may also be used by 2 players playing each other.
- Pentad is a simple letter/word game for 2-4 players, or for 1 player playing in practice mode.
- Numberskull is a puzzle that requires you to place nine numbers in a grid, as well as 12 operators, to complete 6 equations, 3 horizontal and 3 vertical. Unlike many similar equation-solving puzzles, generally no operators are given and the numbers are not just 1-9.
- This game for two involves turning pieces that are black on one side and white on the other, as found in Reversi (Othello). A novel approach is taken to avoid giving any player an advantage by making the first move.
Our free app Xword4x4 is a crossword game, like Scrabble, for 2-4 players playing in a physical location (no internet required). This game is highly configurable: the word values and numbers, bonuses and even the board layout.
Our free app Compact Fun contains 31 of our games and puzzles: word, number, logic, block-falling, and others.
Our free app BrainBoxFun is a set of brain-training exercises.
All these games and puzzles are either free or have trial versions that are free. As well as being found on Google Play, they can also be found at i.compactfun.com. This gives more details of each game or puzzle and also provides an online version that can be played on most modern browsers and devices, including Windows laptops and devices, Macs, and iPad/other iOS devices.
Our Director, Dr. David Wolstenholme, has developed new notations for two well-known puzzles. These are incorporated into two further apps.
- Rubik's Cube
- There is a widely-used notation for Rubik's Cube developed by David Singmaster. However, this notation is not easy to read or to remember. The Wolstenholme notation, in contrast, employs a notation in which cube and face turns are described in word-like text, such as RATI, ROTA, or FOTO, making them much easier to read and remember. This notation, and mnemonics to help you remember how to solve the cube, can be found in this document, and also in the app Kublitz Cube (found at i.compactfun.com). The app, and also the document, make use of an original representation of a cube, whereby all 6 sides of the cube can effectively be 'seen' without the need to turn the cube (as seen in the first icon just above).
- Peg Solitaire
- As with Rubik's Cube, there is a widely-used notation for Peg Solitaire that is not easy to read or to remember. The Wolstenholme notation for Peg Solitaire, in contrast, expresses moves or move sequences needed to solve the puzzle as text that looks like words or names, such as HUT, COT, BUM, GO, DIC, BILL, JIM, GEF, and GAS, making them much easier to read and remember. This notation, and mnemonics to help you remember how to solve the puzzle, can be found in this document, and also in the app Peg Solitaire (found at i.compactfun.com).
Our name, TopAccolades, comes from our personal accolade services. We own domains such as:
You can add a first part to these to create personal web addresses that mean something to a loved one, such as:
These web sites that you specify can be hired and easily designed/configured for a birthday, anniversary, Valentine's day, Mother's Day or Father's Day at with-my-love.com.
TopAccolades Limited provide a consultancy service, specializing in the following areas:
Our Director, Dr. David Wolstenholme, has many years' experience in IT. Career highlights include:
- Business process design and process modelling (particularly using the ARIS software from IDS Scheer)
- Development and ownership of BP's first Group Intranet site.
- Founder member of BP's Knowledge Management team. The work of this team resulted in BP's being acknowledged by external assessors as 2nd in the world in knowledge management (after Microsoft).
- Leader of BP's ARIS and Process Modelling Centre of Expertise
TopAccolades are continuing to work on the development of Numipulator, an innovative number manipulator and calculator.
The only data TopAccolades Limited collects on those downloading or using apps from Google Play Store or from this website are the transaction details, namely name, address, email address, PayPal account name, amount paid, tax paid, as needed for completing and submitting invoices and accounts. This data is not shared with any other third parties. The data may be used by TopAccolades Limited for its own marketing purposes. Any customer may request that TopAccolades Limited prevent usage of this data for such marketing purposes by emailing email@example.com.
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Registered Office: The Long Lodge, 265-269 Kingston Road , Wimbledon, London, SW19 3NW