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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Miscellaneous topic by Spike Guthrie. Status: Unconfirmed.
Hi all, A bit of light humour in this thread as I was enquiring as to whether any one may have any amusing anecdotes about the misconceptions about apto terminology or the way things worked. This thread ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Variant idea by Matt Morrison. Status: Unconfirmed.
I think this might have been suggested before. In fact I'm almost sure of it. Please tell me off and link me up should that be the case. IDEA Throw a ton of shit at a problem and hope something sticks. ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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Brainstorm by Mike C Daysley. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Variant idea by Matty Artell. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Announcement by Andy Platt. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Brainstorm by Linda McGrory. Status: Unconfirmed.
Flying without wings There's an online community called Apterous. I met them in June and they're rapturous. Words are their friends, numbers their frenemies. And Conundrums, well, that's for another day. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Aidan L. Status: Unconfirmed.
I shall be hosting an Apterous 15 to 1 in Aptochat this Friday (6th). I will start taking entrants from 7:30 and aim to start roughly 8:00 maybe a bit later and places will go on a first come first served ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by John Carpenter. Status: Unconfirmed.
I am very sorry to announce that my Mum, Daphne Carpenter sadly passed away at a nursing home on 7th August 2019 aged 91. During the last few years of her life she was really fascinated and intrigued ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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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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Announcement by Rhys Benjamin. Status: Unconfirmed.
Yep, Apterous's least-inspiring football-related tournament is back. You can send out your kids if you so wish to play on your behalf, but it's not recommended. Sign-ups will close on 1 Sep: [ link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by James Hall. Status: Unconfirmed.
I had to scroll basically down to the bottom of yesterday's duel results to see my scores, but at that point the top rows weren't visible any more. Could you fix the top rows in place so the people at ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Game feature request by Fiona T. Status: Unconfirmed.
If someone sets their status to 'seeking' then fails to respond to several (3?) challenges (either to reject or accept) after say 2 minutes, it would be useful to automatically remove the seeking status. ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Game feature request by Anthony Endsor. Status: Unconfirmed.
I have noticed on Instant games, and in particular Instant Duels, it can be very difficult sometimes when the round starts to distinguish a letters round from a Conundrum, as they both start in the same ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Website feature request by Johnny Canuck. Status: Unconfirmed.
The chat already marks games that have broken high-score format records as such, but it would be nice to have some kind of emblem or additional line of text on the recap for a game that has set a new high ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Miscellaneous topic by Rhys Benjamin. Status: Unconfirmed.
Whenever you create a new character on the Spindlo, a lot of the dialogue options have now become obsolete since the game layout was changed. All the following host dialogue is now unneeded, so should ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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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]
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Brainstorm by Zarte Siempre. Status: Unconfirmed.
I've been talking to a few people recently and a lot of people have thought the same thing as me. As the standard of play rises, there seems to be more and more focus on the rolling rating system in-game. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Robin M. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Variant idea by Edward Ffitch. Status: Unconfirmed.
It would be nice if there was a variant (or a custom setting) that presented a selection of letters of arbitrary length for which there is at least one valid word as a solution. This would be invaluable ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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