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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Format: 15 rounds of 30 seconds.
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Top Dog

1Andrew Hypes49%

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


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Game of the Year (GotY) 2017

Announcement by Adam Gillard. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi there, Nominations are now open for Game of the Year (GotY) 2017 and will close on Saturday 3 February 2018 at 11.59pm. The full details and rules are on the forum thread [C4Countdown link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Brainstorm by Marcus Hares. Status: Unconfirmed.

Sorry - I think I posted this in the wrong place originally so ignore the "technical support" ticket, and this should probably be under an existing ticket but I couldn't find it. I've noticed that reliability ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Aptomail Deletes Entire Text

Website feature request by Phil Collinge. Status: Unconfirmed.

Aptomail deletes your entire body of text if you decide to add a further recipient during, or after, completing your work. This doesn't appear to benefit anybody. Whilst this can be avoided by copy and ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Ticket Search to display most recent results first

Website feature request by Adam Gillard. Status: Unconfirmed.

Web address of affected page: [apterous link] Request description: I was searching around for an answer to Spike's question here [apterous link] ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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The Multiverse 3- Final Results

Announcement by James Laverty. Status: Unconfirmed.

Apologies for the delay, I have been busy. Well, Multiverse 3 is over, and here is the summary of this years winners. Goatdown: Zarte Siempre Touch Junior: Callum Todd and Thomas Cappleman Unlimited: ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Ability to adjust time axis of kpi graphs in superstats

Game feature request by Richard Hoddinott. Status: Unconfirmed.

I joined Apterous a couple of years ago, played about two games, then left my account dormant until very recently when I started playing daily. As a result, when I look at, for example, the kpi graph ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Allow tournament fixture notes on completed fixtures

Website feature request by Adam Gillard. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi, Please can you extend the tournament fixture notes functionality to allow notes to be added to completed games? I can enable the Notes column by clicking the button but I can't type anything in there; ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Apto/Countdown Goals 2018.

Miscellaneous topic by Spike Guthrie. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi all- just putting this out there for anyone to post their general goals on here or on Countdown itself. My goals: Max both a 15 and 9r. Surpass 146 points in a game. To win a tournament. Reach the 1800s ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Maths & Science quiz

Announcement by John Carpenter. Status: Unconfirmed.

Dear members, Here is a quiz I composed on Maths & Science. Good luck to all who attempt my quiz. The answers are listed below the quiz. 1) How long does it take for the planet Uranus to orbit the ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Ticket Search to have filters

Website feature request by Gevin Chapwell. Status: Unconfirmed.

If you go to ticket search [apterous link] you just have the option of typing a word or phrase. I think it would be good if you could select various things like ticket type, username ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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COLIN XIV- 27-28 January 2018

Announcement by Ben Wilson. Status: Unconfirmed.

Can't believe this is the first ticket I've posted for COLIN this year. :-/ Even though it's the 1st of January. Gah, you know what I mean. COLIN is back! For the fourteenth year in a row, the co-event ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apterous Seniors (40+)

Announcement by Phil Collinge. Status: Unconfirmed.

2018 Tournament now open for sign-ups. [apterous link] [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Retain aptomail message in progress when adding recipients

Website feature request by Matt Morrison. Status: Unconfirmed.

Bug description: If you add a recipient to an aptomail thread before submitting it, you lose the message when the page reloads. Steps to reproduce: Write message. Add recipient before sending. [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Aussie Open 2018 predictor

Announcement by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.

Yes, it's that time of year again! The Aussie open starts on 15th Jan and I have once again set up a pool for all of us to predict who will do a lot of winning! Come play Australian Open with me on Superbru! ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Classic Games linked to Countdown Wiki

Website feature request by Richard Hoddinott. Status: Unconfirmed.

After playing a classic game in the solo player section, it would be nice if there was a direct link to the countdown wiki page of the historical game I just took part in and the page of the player I just ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Installation of a Numbers tutorial on here.

Website feature request by Spike Guthrie. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi all, During my time on here, I have played against many newbies/trial members who don't know how to operate the numbers on their first few games. I personally don't think it's fair on them to lose games ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Hyper Ascension

Game feature request by John Beresford. Status: Unconfirmed.

Why not? Some of us love the 12-letter challenge. Hyper Ascension would be awesome. Please !!! [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Apterous Apocalypse

Announcement by Phil Collinge. Status: Unconfirmed.

aka Apo Time. At 04:30 the server re-boots. Every single fucking day. This generally takes between 10-20 minutes, with down-time in the interim. I thought everybody knew this but obviously not, as twice ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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ability to 'nice' comments on games and stuff around the site

Website feature request by Thomas Carey. Status: Unconfirmed.

basically I just want to nice Graeme's five month old comment on here [apterous link] [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Boxing Day Bash III

Announcement by Marcus Hares. Status: Unconfirmed.

After a break in 2016, the 3rd annual Boxing Day Bash is back! Admittedly at very short notice so apologies for that (I wasn't sure of my plans until now), it'll be a 2-stage live tournament on apterous. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]


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