The first thing to say is that apterous is definitely not Countdown. It is not endorsed by Countdown, Channel 4 or anyone important at all. However, it is a game with rounds including numbers, letters and conundrums. This may sound familiar. You can play against your friends over the Internet, or other people's friends if you don't have any of your own. To play, just register and then log in. If you're having problems, head over to our FAQ and, if that doesn't work, please do email me and I'll do my best to help.
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Brainstorm by James Laverty. Status: Unconfirmed.
It's been a while since anyone was nominated for a Spoon of Awesome, but I think it is time that the 15th spoon was handed out to the one and only Jen Steadman, the main reason being for her attempts to ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Brainstorm by Jen Steadman. Status: Accepted.
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Announcement by James Laverty. Status: Unconfirmed.
Hi guys. Sorry for the late announcement but here is the final table for The Multiverse Matthew Brockwell 290 Marcus Hares 286 Thomas Cappleman 263 Zarte Siempre 248 James Hurrell 207 John Gillies 184 ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Miscellaneous topic by Dave Ricesky. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Game feature request by Johnny Canuck. Status: Unconfirmed.
(Wow, five words in a row that are at least 9 letters long. Hope you haven't already lost me.) The option to set a lower limit to the difficulty of conundrums, including in tourney games, has been brought ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Brainstorm by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.
Hello new users of Apterous, and welcome to the site! It would be great if you could introduce yourselves here, just so we can get to know you a bit. Who you are, what you do, what you like, how long ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Website feature request by Matty Artell. Status: Unconfirmed.
Currently, when one of the top players goes through ascension (or anything similar, such as repeatedly doing touch jnr conundrum attacks for no reason), the front page ends up looking like this; [link] ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Variant idea by Matty Artell. Status: Unconfirmed.
Not sure if this has been suggested before, but it seems like the next logical step after allowing the picking player to pick their own letter is to allow both players to pick their own final letter. This ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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Brainstorm by Chris Butler. Status: Unconfirmed.
I only play top dog when it is N or sometimes NC. The trouble is there is no way of knowing what format it is going to be without embarking on the 1st top dog of the day. The majority of time it doesn't ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by Ian Volante. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Announcement by Marcus Hares. Status: Unconfirmed.
The 2016 Apterous ATP Tour is a series of 66 tournaments which will exactly follow the calendar for the real ATP Tour which is a series of tennis events comprising the 4 Grand Slam tournaments, 9 ATP World ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Rob Foster. Status: Unconfirmed.
Hi all, As you probably know, there's a big apterous dictionary update in the pipeline. Ray has been finding new headwords in the ODO and Zarte and I have been compiling their alternate spellings and ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Website feature request by Charlie Reams. Status: On-going.
A small number of people run most of apterous' many excellent tournaments, and currently they spend a lot of time waiting around for me to approve them. I suggest a system in which people with a reasonable ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Announcement by Adam Gillard. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Website feature request by Richard Brittain. Status: Unconfirmed.
I feel that the News feed on the main page has been unduly cluttered by this. I feel that one line could suffice, rather than nine. In addition, Jono's 3 comments on them could, debatably, be compressed ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Miscellaneous topic by James Laverty. Status: Unconfirmed.
Hi all I am co-hosting a quiz night next week and have written a 40 question team quiz plus a 25 question individual quiz for the occasion. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to volunteer to have ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by John Carpenter. Status: Unconfirmed.
I am 49 years old and I have autism. Countdown has been one of my main hobbies since 1987. As far as my knowledge and interests are concerned you only have to think of two words; 'maths' and 'science'. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Phil Collinge. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Website feature request by Callum Todd. Status: Unconfirmed.
Okay so I've just thought of this idea off the top of my head and come straight here without really thinking about it too much, so it may well be completely full of holes and in for a quick trick to the ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Announcement by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.
Hey, started up another predictor game on the Superbru site, this time for the AUSSIE OPEN. If you've got an account, follow the link and join me and hopefully other peeps! If you've not but are interested ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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