What is apterous?

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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These are the finest bones dug up lately,
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ODO huge change

Miscellaneous topic by Ray Wilding. Status: Unconfirmed.

I was just going through SAV-, when I discovered a high density of new words. There was SAVAGEROUS, SAVAGESS, SAVAGISM, SAVAGIZE, SAVANILLA, SAVASANA, SAVATEUR... you get the idea. It seems to be that ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Aptobru US Open

Announcement by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.

Unfortunately saw this too late, but peeps wanting in on this please head over to: [link] Pool name: Aptobru US Open Pool code: dabsiced Yeee! [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Aptotude League - a takeover bid?

Miscellaneous topic by Zarte Siempre. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hey all :) As most of you will doubtless know, with the exception of a couple of breaks, I've been running the Aptotude League for over 3 years now - and the vast majority of you have got involved with ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apterous Football League Cup

Announcement by Rhys Benjamin. Status: Unconfirmed.

We've had an FA Cup. We've got a League. We've had a Champions League. Can you see where I'm going with this? Sign-ups are open for a month. [apterous link] Sign-up ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apto/c4c Superbru - 2015 Rugby World Cup

Announcement by Zarte Siempre. Status: Unconfirmed.

I haven't pestered you all with one of these for a while, so time to break that pattern. I know there's a fair few rugby fans around, so why not join in with the predicting fun. [link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apto Mastermind 2?

Brainstorm by Phyl Styles. Status: Unconfirmed.

Would there be interest in a second Mastermind competition on here? To run between September and December? General knowledge plus specialist subjects, individual knock-out contest [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Next format to be Eddington Scored

Website feature request by Ian Volante. Status: Unconfirmed.

As suggested by Charlie, someone (me, it seems) could set up a topic to vote for the next format to have the Eddington score calculated for it. Suggest your formats below and most likes wins I suppose. ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Only Connect Quiz Series - Andy Sc

Announcement by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

PLEASE IGNORE THE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION THREAD I CREATED I decided to re-think my series idea and then decided to base it on Only Connect. There wont be the connecting wall as i decided that was a bit ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Aptobash V: Saturday 5 September

Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.

Details to follow. Save the date! [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Weekly Quiz - Sign Up Here!

Announcement by Robert Miller. Status: Unconfirmed.

Me and Robin are going to run a weekly quiz in Aptomail. All participants will be sent a twenty-question general knowledge quiz each Monday, to be completed by next Monday, and then the scores will be ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Game feature request by Gary Francis Campbell. Status: Unconfirmed.

Not sure if this has been covered before, but on the find a game screen when you click on an opponent could it show your head to head results ie 6 Wins/5 Defeats. Thanks [Read more] [More feature requests]

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'Busy' Amnesty Weekend

Brainstorm by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.

On the weekend of 1st/2nd August, I propose a 'busy amnesty' weekend - as suggested by JWynn on this thread [apterous link] - where as many players as possible set themselves ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Multi Variant Tourney Idea

Brainstorm by James Laverty. Status: Unconfirmed.

I'm thinking of running a tournament similar to Adam's successful "Apterous Around The World" tournament last year, but instead of playing in a different language each week, it would be variants. Similar ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Quiz fund Raiser

Announcement by Alan Young. Status: Unconfirmed.

Chieftains Fund Raising Quiz! Sorry not really Apterous related, however I know many of you enjoy taking part in quizzes. We're trying to raise funds for our Scottish National squad as we get no funding ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Spookydown (or 'thirteendown' if you prefer)

Variant idea by Ben Wilson. Status: Unconfirmed.

Basically hyper nasty, only instead of 12 letters, there are 13 letters (hence spooky) and common letters aren't sifted out. Numbers games are like hyper, only the six large numbers available are 13, 52, ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]

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The Multiverse- First details

Announcement by James Laverty. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hello Apterous! Having been in the planning for a while, I can now reveal the initial details for my Multi-variant tourney, “THE MULTIVERSE”! Starting on October 5th, the 15 week journey will see ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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fantasy.premierleague 2015

Announcement by Zarte Siempre. Status: Unconfirmed.

Seeing as someone else said that they presumed we'd stick with the normal site to do the Fantasy Football, I took it on myself to set a couple of leagues up, one normal, one head to head. All welcome. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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.co.mk - Countdown in Milton Keynes

Announcement by Zarte Siempre. Status: Unconfirmed.

Well, for those of you who've heard already, I said that more details would follow, but I can now properly announce the first ever Countdown event in Milton Keynes. Or as I'm calling it, .co.mk. I've ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Tournament licence

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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New character idea: Wallace

Game feature request by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.

This ticket was created by the Character Spindlomatic, which you should use to create your own characters! [apterous link] --------------------------------------- I suggest the ... [Read more] [More feature requests]


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