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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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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Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.
I *think* the lingering issue with lingering tournament games is now fully fixed. The expected behaviour is: * If a tournament game is not played, it may still continue to show up for around 2 weeks after ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
17 1 10
Announcement by Sam Prouse. Status: Unconfirmed.
It's been a long year, but it's that time again where i host my annual Christmas quiz. 5 rounds of 12, plus 4 bonus questions making 64 questions total for all who take part. As before this'll be in teams ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.
From tomorrow, we will be adding 3668 new words https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XG4VcwZuZzmsKby-6nnsRx88i0GIgRfs2XtG2HctYqQ/edit#gid=2056118993 and removing 236 words https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XG4VcwZuZzmsKby-6nnsRx88i0GIgRfs2XtG2HctYqQ/edit#gid=2056118993 ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Miscellaneous topic by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.
Those that do cryptic crosswords are probably sorted for this weekend. However I had a go at creating one myself. Feel free to have a go and also to let me know your thoughts, this is my first one! PDF: ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by Callum Todd. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Game feature request by Rhys Benjamin. Status: Unconfirmed.
This ticket was created by the Character Spindlomatic, which you should use to create your own characters! https://www.apterous.org/spindlomatic.php --------------------------------------- I suggest the ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Game feature request by Gevin Chapwell. Status: Unconfirmed.
When I do the Daily Duel, I sometimes go to the rules section after I've accepted the game just to remind me what I'm supposed to do. But with some of them it doesn't actually tell you. For example, with ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Announcement by Rhys Benjamin. Status: Unconfirmed.
I believe these days you do a ticket as well to announce your tournament - Spoilers 2020, Apterous's one and only Spoilage tournament (there's a reason for that) is now open! https://www.apterous.org/to_tourney.php?tourney=3151 ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Website feature request by Rhys Benjamin. Status: Unconfirmed.
https://www.apterous.org/headtohead.php?p1=13181&p2=102§ion=summary "Rhys Benjamin and Apterous Rex have played each other in 98 games, with Rhys Benjamin winning 1 game and Apterous Rex 96 games." ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Game feature request by Jon O'Neill. Status: Unconfirmed.
It would be good if this shortcut could be used in games against bots. It's already the shortcut for ending round early anyway, which is effectively the same thing in a Conundrum. [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Variant idea by Martin Hurst. Status: Unconfirmed.
Possible other new option under "classic games " - you choose if you want classic 9, old 15 or new 15, and you are then randomly selected to play a classic game in that format against the person in seat ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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Game feature request by Philip Aston. Status: Unconfirmed.
We’re well into 2020 as you all know. The dialogue between rounds – although irrelevant to outcomes and results of games – add a bit of fun, humour and character to the game and can even be disabled ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Variant idea by Matt Hall. Status: Unconfirmed.
Not sure if this has been suggested before or if others agree, but I think a welcome addition would be if a user could choose to only face conundrums of difficulty 10, 9,8...etc. Not sure how practicable ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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Brainstorm by Rhys Benjamin. Status: Unconfirmed.
Having spent a lot of Lockdown 1 making the FOCAL pages in the wiki less shit http://wiki.apterous.org/2020_FOCAL_season I wondered if it was worth having a mini-tournament of the current top 8 (or however ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by Ben Andrews. Status: Unconfirmed.
When I am playing Conundrum Attacks to practise conundrums, I often feel it would be useful to be able to choose the difficulty range of the conundrums. For example, at my level a lot of the conundrums ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Game feature request by Ben Wilson. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Game feature request by Jonathan Dyke. Status: Unconfirmed.
For beginner players specifically, I think it would be very helpful to show possible solutions shorter than the maximum. Quite often the maximum is an extremely obscure word, and it would be useful to ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Variant idea by Matty Artell. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Brainstorm by Jonathan Wynn. Status: Unconfirmed.
Hi Charlie, some people have reached/are approaching their ten year anniversary on this wonderful site- would be cool to have some sort of item for this-any chance? Additionally, anyone have suggestions ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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