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 Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Game feature request by Jen Steadman. Status: Unconfirmed.
This was the case for a while, but seems to have been lost in the move to web play. Could it be reinstated? Or, if it's been a conscious decision, would you be able to say why it's been dropped? [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Brainstorm by Marcus Hares. Status: Unconfirmed.
With seemingly fewer human vs human games, particularly among the upper echelons, is it time to give Pro Ranks a makeover? We have a situation where the #1 ranked player hasn't played a human in a 15 ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by Jon Wilford. Status: Unconfirmed.
During a letters round, if you use either the star or delete button against a word you've entered this takes the focus away from the word entry box (meaning that you have to click inside it again in order ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Website feature request by Jason Turner. Status: Unconfirmed.
I generally vote in game of the week because it appears once a week at the top of the home page. After more and more thinking who the chuff votes for theses duel's I was thinking of a way to prompt myself ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Game feature request by Jason Larsen. Status: Unconfirmed.
In my current tourney, I meant to make the games junior games instead of regular games. Please allow us to put tourneys on hold so that Charlie can change the variant of the games in them when he has ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Game feature request by Euan Slatter. Status: Unconfirmed.
I was wondering if there was a way to make it so the previous day's duel just disappears at midnight, whether you've started it or not. I know i find it clogs up my Challenges section, don't know about ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Website feature request by Martin Hurst. Status: Unconfirmed.
When you search for something (e.g. a prefix of SUPER) within Lexplorer that has over 100 results, it truncates the list to seemingly the first 100 alphabetically - could there be an option (or make it ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Announcement by John Carpenter. Status: Unconfirmed.
I am very fascinated with any correlation between academic achievement and prorank position on apterous. Also whether a player feels thrilled, surprised, delighted or disappointed with their Countdown ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by John Slater. Status: Unconfirmed.
The old app used to have a country flag background to indicate games that were not in English. It would be nice to have that back. Or at least some indication of the current language - there doesn't seem ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.
Thanks for your patience with last night's maintenance. The following improvements should now be in place: * Unfinished games should now stick around pretty much forever. No logging in to discover that ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Website feature request by Ben Wilson. Status: Unconfirmed.
When I'm researching conundrums for co-events (or just in general), it helps on lexplorer to be able to see the difficulty of the conundrum, unfortunately, to do this, it loads up every time the word was ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Website feature request by Matty Artell. Status: Unconfirmed.
It'd be cool if the conundrum search in lexplorer returned results when the search is a valid conundrum scramble - for example, UNREGARDD would return the same results in the conundrum section as if you ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Announcement by Euan Slatter. Status: Unconfirmed.
On Friday, 2nd September, 2016, at 19:00 I will be holding a Pointless Quiz! At 18:40 I will ask for sign ups. When I get 8, I will close them. I will then put you into 4 teams (#1 with #8, 2 with 7 ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Brainstorm by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Announcement by James Laverty. Status: Unconfirmed.
Last year I ran The Multiverse, and I am pleased to announce I will be running it again this year with a start date pencilled in for mid-September. The rules will be similar to last year. Each week a ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by Dominic McMulkin. Status: Accepted. Priority: 3.
Hi Charlie, I wonder if you'd be interested in 'booting' players from the site say after 15 minutes of inactivity? For example, you have players who are apparently in the room just sitting there, doing ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Brainstorm by Charlie Reams. Status: On-going.
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Announcement by Zarte Siempre. Status: Unconfirmed.
Move quickly, as there's just 48 hours left to join the Superbru for this year's English Premier League Season. Plenty of space, so anyone who wants to join in can - [link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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