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.

Current Duel Leaders

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1Johnny Canuck—  

Format: 14 rounds of 15 seconds.
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Top Dog

#Player%
1David Barnard99%

These are the finest bones dug up lately,
in Mr Dog's opinion (patent pending).

Discussions

13Up votes 1Down votes 6Replies

In classic games, delay conundrum solve times by a small amount (0.5 seconds?)

Game feature request by Johnny Canuck. Status: Unconfirmed.

As has been noted quite a few times on the forum, most notably here: [C4Countdown link], the buzz times recorded for conundrum solves on the wiki are usually ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

15Up votes 3Down votes 2Replies

New character idea: Miss Piggy

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]

12Up votes 3Down votes 4Replies

New character idea: Princess Leia Organa

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]

18Up votes 3Down votes 7Replies

New character idea: GLaDOS

Game feature request by Matty Artell. 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]

48Up votes 0Down votes 15Replies

Classic Mocktorun

Game feature request by Nick Deller. Status: Accepted.

Now we've got Mocktorun bedded in as a format, might it be a good idea to sellotape 8 assorted classic opponents together into a single game, starting with one against a reigning champion? It would keep ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

2Up votes 0Down votes 26Replies

Only Connect Quiz Series 2

Announcement by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

It is that time again, time for Only Connect Series 2. Can anybody beat Jon Stitcher to the title of Only Connect champion for Series 2? We will have to wait and see. Firstly, for anybody that is not ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

3Up votes 0Down votes 38Replies

Which Dictionary Corner guests (if any) do you think should be retired?

Brainstorm by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.

This is a current list of the DC characters (compiled by Jamie Rawson): Andi Peters Master Yoda Brain Blessed Victoria Mather Freddie Mercury Kim Jong-il Terry Wogan Jo Brand Captain Jean-Luc ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

9Up votes 1Down votes 53Replies

Words you think should be in, but aren't

Brainstorm by Sean D. Status: Unconfirmed.

Inspired by a conversation at Co:Dub I thought it'd be interesting to have a thread about words that are used in the real world but are (surprisingly) not in the ODO. The verb REMOTE, meaning to remotely ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

14Up votes 14Down votes 9Replies

Harry Potter dictionary

Game feature request by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.

Everyone loves JK Rowling's lovable corpus of tales about a ragtag group of child wizards who take on and (SPOILER ALERT) defeat the forces of evil using brainpower, bravery and magical forces. The series ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

15Up votes 5Down votes 5Replies

New character idea: Mary Berry

Game feature request by Robert Miller. 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]

60Up votes 4Down votes 28Replies

New bot: Apterous Mercurial

Game feature request by Johnny Canuck. Status: Unconfirmed.

Currently, when you play a match against a bot, you always know the bot's difficulty level (as well as numbers preferences and other characteristics) ahead of time. Obviously, when you begin a match on ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

29Up votes 2Down votes 7Replies

Let users write a short bio

Game feature request by Matty Artell. Status: Unconfirmed.

Inspired by Conor's ticket to let people list their favourite formats, it'd be cool to let people also list a short bio which everyone else can see. It could go in the same place that the bot descriptions ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

7Up votes 9Down votes 12Replies

Broken Pencil

Brainstorm by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.

When two people pencil in the same word, methinks that a 'broken pencil' should be given to both instead of a pencil each, in order to signify these rare events. Thoughts? Literally just thought of this ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

65Up votes 1Down votes 6Replies

Mini-duels

Game feature request by Innis Carson. Status: Unconfirmed.

Recently I came across a website which is basically the French equivalent to apterous, and while it doesn't have nearly as many features as apterous, one really cool one it does have is the ability to ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

23Up votes 1Down votes 1Replies

Ability to retract offers to resume games

Game feature request by Innis Carson. Status: Pending.

Currently there's no way to undo a request to resume an unfinished game without either you or your opponent leaving the room. This can get confusing if, for example, you don't notice a resume request at ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

19Up votes 0Down votes 13Replies

A list of characters (hosts, guests, arithmeticians, lexes) to be published on the site

Website feature request by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.

Perhaps with stats as to how long they've been on Apterous for and how many games they've overseen. Would be useful for the follow-up discussion of whether there are any DC guests that people would like ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

4Up votes 0Down votes 50Replies

Aptoquiz 2: Sign Up Here!

Announcement by Robert Miller. Status: Unconfirmed.

Last year me and Robin ran a weekly quiz over Aptomail, which worked very well. We are going to run a second soon, but before it starts we need participants. For those who didn't take part last time: ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

10Up votes 14Down votes 9Replies

Ban the word 'bourgeois' from Apterous and Co-events, except in letters and conundrum rounds

Website feature request by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.

THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL. I AM SERIOUS. In Aptoland, we have been blighted by a plague. That plague is the gross over-usage of the word 'bourgeois' from a number of people. After months of its increasingly ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

27Up votes 19Down votes 16Replies

New character idea: Tracey Mills

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]

6Up votes 10Down votes 14Replies

Good luck!

Miscellaneous topic by Jamie Rawson. Status: Unconfirmed.

As most of you are aware, the Series 74 finals are being filmed this week. So... First up, best of luck to Paul Erdunast (Transude Transude), Conrad Teixeria, and Tim Down, the only Apterites who are confirmed ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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