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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Game of the Year (GotY) 2018

Announcement by Adam Gillard. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi there, Nominations are now open for Game of the Year (GotY) 2018 and will close on Saturday 16 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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January 2019 dictionary update

Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.

From tomorrow, 76 words will be added [link] and 57 removed [link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Ten year anniversary item

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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Apto-Tude Sign-Ups

Announcement by Piaras M Carney. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hey ladles and jellyspoons, there are 2 weeks left to sign up to the new Apto-Tude League. We had a surprisingly good turnout in the last cycle, so I'm hoping for a pretty good turnout for this one, (although ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Thoughts on the Public Chat displaying a PB Max-wise.

Brainstorm by Spike Guthrie. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi all, The title does sound a bit wordy, so I shall try and explain things a bit more clearly. For example, when someone has got a new PB score, it will notify it, and I think it would be a good thing ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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PB maxes in a format to be stated in game window

Game feature request by Callum Todd. Status: Unconfirmed.

When you start a game, the first thing that automatically pops up in the chat box of the game window shows your record against your opponent, followed by this: "Your PB in this format is [PB score]. The ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Apto 2019 Goals

Brainstorm by Spike Guthrie. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hey all, Enjoyed reading the responses to last year's post, and nice to see that some folks have achieved a good chunk of what they wanted, so would be nice to see what those who were here this time last ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apterous Seniors 2019

Announcement by Phil Collinge. Status: Unconfirmed.

2019 tournament now open for business. [apterous link] [Read more] [More miscellany]

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'Cannot Challenge' - Entire Room Disabled

Brainstorm by Phil Collinge. Status: Unconfirmed.

Today I was greeted by the following message in the main room - 'Cannot Challenge - You cannot have more than 3 outstanding games with bots. Please finish some of these games first'. The message sits ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apto-Tude unplayed games vote

Announcement by Piaras M Carney. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi all, There are presently 13 unplayed games out of 98 in the present Apto-Tude cycle. Seeing as, at the time of filing this, it is an hour and a quarter away from its end, I don't expect that number ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Maths & Science Quiz

Announcement by John Carpenter. Status: Unconfirmed.

Dear Members, Here is a Maths & Science Quiz which I composed. Good luck to anyone who attempts it. The answers are given below it. 1) Opposite angles in a cyclic quadrilateral add up to how many ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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New character idea: Mark Labbett

Game feature request by Philip Aston. Status: Unconfirmed.

This ticket was created by the Character Spindlomatic, which you should use to create your own characters! [apterous link] --------------------------------------- I suggest the ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Duel voting - occasional random vote presented to logged in user

Game feature request by Ian Volante. Status: Unconfirmed.

I note that only a handful of people are voting for the next day's duel format. I wonder, if users were occasionaly presented with a single-click, binary choice selected out of the current five choices(either ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Boxing Day Bash IV

Announcement by Marcus Hares. Status: Unconfirmed.

The 4th annual Boxing Day Bash is back! It'll be a 2-stage live tournament on apterous. Stage 1 will be in groups (every player will play each other in their group in a standard 15 - probably in groups ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Beanstalk Conundrums

Announcement by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

Not sure if this idea has been suggested or thought of before but anyway here it goes. Beanstalk Conundrums would work like Beanstalk Letters - 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (x2) letter ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Amend ascension to make it more relevant for actual Countdown

Brainstorm by Transude Transude. Status: Unconfirmed.

Everyone loves a 0.7 second WAKIZASHI solve: [C4Countdown link] But more seriously, these sorts of words, although appearing ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apto pub quiz #2 - Thursday 20th December, 7.30pm

Announcement by Callum Todd. Status: Unconfirmed.

As per [apterous link], I will be hosting a team pub quiz live on apterous at 7.30pm on Thursday 20th December. Please do come along. [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Everything Counts Changes Vote 2

Announcement by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

I have made more ideas with regards to possible changes that could be made so I have decided to create another vote to see what the general consensus will be with regards to this idea or what is already ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apto-Tude potential new divisions issue

Miscellaneous topic by Piaras M Carney. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi all, I was in the business of creating the Apto-Tude page for the playoffs, and planning the basic layouts for Cycle 28 (which is now de facto confirmed, and will hopefully start around the end of ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Everything Counts Changes vote.

Brainstorm by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

I was thinking of hosting another Everything Counts tournament in the not to distant future and was thinking that change might be needed. I am unsure what changes make which is why I have decided to have ... [Read more] [More miscellany]


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