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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Top Dog

1Judith Young98%

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


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Spoon of Awesome voting to be invisible

Website feature request by Gevin Chapwell. Status: Unconfirmed.

I still think it's a problem that Spoon tickets can turn into a negative thing with the downvotes etc. I suggested a possible solution in another ticket but it didn't go down too well. https://www.apterous.org/ticket_view.php?ticket=5307 ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

20Up votes 4Down votes 9Replies

New character idea: Jos

Game feature request by Jack Worsley. Status: Unconfirmed.

This ticket was created by the Character Spindlomatic, which you should use to create your own characters! http://www.apterous.org/spindlomatic.php --------------------------------------- I suggest the ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

20Up votes 1Down votes 2Replies

New item: bezant

Game feature request by Johnny Canuck. Status: Unconfirmed.

The bezant would be awarded for achieving a score of 100 points or more in each individual "game", or leg of 15 rounds, of a Mocktorun or Old Mocktorun, equivalent to completing an all-centuries octorun ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Hungarian language

Game feature request by Conor Travers. Status: Unconfirmed.

Having seen the suggestion for Swedish, would anybody be interested in playing using a Hungarian dictionary (I would)? It has more speakers than Finnish, Greek, Welsh, Hebrew, Catalan and Latin, and its ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

4Up votes 8Down votes 2Replies

Apterous Last Man Standing Quizzes this week!

Announcement by Christy Cooper. Status: Unconfirmed.

Yes, plural. It's been a while since I've done a quiz, so I've decided to do two this week. One on Thursday 17th June at 8:30, and one on Friday 18th at the same time. Looking for 8 (or more) players for ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apterous Last Man Standing Quizzes this week!

Announcement by Christy Cooper. Status: Unconfirmed.

Yes, plural. It's been a while since I've done a quiz, so I've decided to do two this week. One on Thursday 17th June at 8:30, and one on Friday 18th at the same time. Looking for 8 (or more) players for ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Social networking interactivity on games pages

Website feature request by Matt Morrison. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi Charles Obviously I feel that you're working for Google and all that, but (IMHO) that's not enough to justify focusing solely on Google+ for recommending games when it is such an unpopular and (IMHO) ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

18Up votes 1Down votes 32Replies

A solution for the disproportionately large number of points lost in conundrum attacks

Brainstorm by Mark D. Status: Unconfirmed.

http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=832852 - This doesn't deserve a loss of 39 ratings points. And, while I'm admittedly a little biased, here, this - http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=832711 ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Most salient stats to be more prominent on Glory Roll

Game feature request by Eoin Jackson. Status: Unconfirmed.

I propose that the most salient / meaningful / popular stats be more visible on people's Glory Rolls than other less interesting stats. How to do this, might take discussion and compromise, but I am pretty ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

9Up votes 0Down votes 9Replies

Tournament Ideas

Brainstorm by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

I have been pondering as to what my next tournament should be and I have came up with a few ideas below. Please feel free to vote for whichever one you prefer. [Read more] [More miscellany]

8Up votes 2Down votes 12Replies

Superbru: 2020 Euros

Announcement by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

I have created two pools for this summers Euros. One for predicting scores and the other is an odds based fantasy game. Come and test your skill or flukiness in these games. Euros Odds--based Fantasy: ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

4Up votes 0Down votes 6Replies

Descriptions for Tourney Formats

Website feature request by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.

When setting up a tourney, it asks what format to use. Obviously, we all know what some of the more common formats are (15 rounder, conundrum attack, sudden death numbers etc) However (and it's a big ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Benjo's 2021 Tourney Ideas - your thoughts please!

Brainstorm by Rhys Benjamin. Status: Unconfirmed.

I have some ideas for tourneys in 2021 that I thought I might put to the "public" as ideas, and would appreciate feedback and improvements. FORMULA ONE - each of the 22 race weekends is a different format ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

15Up votes 8Down votes 4Replies

New Variant idea - Hold 'em down.

Variant idea by Jon Stitcher. Status: Unconfirmed.

Not quite too sure how exactly this would work, it needs some input but here's the general idea. It's a combination of poker and texas hold'em so obviously a ton of programming needs to be done. Players ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]

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How many people are in the Bash Room?

Website feature request by Mark D. Status: Unconfirmed.

When accessing the bash room the old fashioned way (the big old button on the fourth tab of the game window) can there be a counter that says how many people are already in it? Sometimes, you want to be ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

17Up votes 4Down votes 0Replies

Bullet attacks (letters, number and conundrum) to be high score formats by default

Game feature request by Gevin Chapwell. Status: Unconfirmed.

I discussed here http://www.apterous.org/ticket_view.php?ticket=2667 specifically having bullet goat letters attack as a high score format. Generally speaking with variants we have letters/numbers/conundrum ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

15Up votes 2Down votes 6Replies

Extra status for "Seeking Tournament"

Game feature request by Adam Dexter. Status: Unconfirmed.

Currently we have three statuses - Available, Seeking or Busy. What I would like is another status which is "Seeking Tournament" - this would then indicate you are there to play but only tourney games. ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

17Up votes 0Down votes 19Replies

The future of Watchwords: a compromise

Game feature request by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.

A couple of ideas have been proposed re. Watchwords, with lots of smart ideas, but none have really gained consensus. Here's my suggested compromise: 1. Existing Watchwords will remain available indefinitely. ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

17Up votes 1Down votes 4Replies

Notification of new tournament game

Website feature request by Matt Morrison. Status: Accepted. Priority: 5.

A further request for tournament notifications, but different enough from my other (a notification for the organiser on completed game) to warrant its own ticket. It would be great if players were sent ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

13Up votes 1Down votes 5Replies

Tourney System: "Play X Times" rather than "Best of X"

Website feature request by Rhys Benjamin. Status: Unconfirmed.

Useful for aptolympics and so on, if you want x attempts or to double/triple/etc a round-robin, can we have an option for "play 5 times" rather than putting in the same fixture 5 times? [Read more] [More feature requests]


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