What is apterous?

apterous is a UK-based puzzle game where players compete to solve word and number puzzles. You can play in British English, French, German, Welsh, global English and a variety of other languages.

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CO:Sheffield - Saturday 18th May 2024

Announcement by George Armstrong. Status: Unconfirmed.

Countdown has found itself a new Yorkshire home in the beating industrial heart of Sheffield! We will be at St Bartholomews, Primrose Hill, Langsett, Sheffield, S6 2UW. Just a 15 minute drive or 20 minute ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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New character idea: Michael Owen

Game feature request by Dave Robjohns. 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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Co:Ox - Saturday 15 June 2024

Announcement by Darren Godfrey. Status: Unconfirmed.

Oxford. Countdown. Euro 2024 opening weekend. Me. What more do you need? C4C: http://www.c4countdown.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=16167&sid=e2dad96b40d5e268afcf628bf3cf1566 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/share/v9jXu57UCxjwMQaB/ ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Light border around timer bar in dark mode

Game feature request by Jon O'Neill. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi, it would be nice if there was a little bit more contrast on the timer bar vs. the background as it's hard to see how much time is left from the corner of the eye. Here is my proposed CSS for this: ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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previous games

Miscellaneous topic by Anan Nathan. Status: Unconfirmed.

is there a way of retrieving previous games or is that not possible [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Help me understand!

Miscellaneous topic by Maurice Conway. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hey, I can't make sense of the rating system and how points are allocated at the end of a game. Could you help me understand please? [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Words by Usefulness - January 2024

Announcement by Rob Foster. Status: Unconfirmed.

The latest version of the Words by Usefulness Doc is out. Special mentions go to ANTIPOSE and ANTIPOLE for being among the most useful additions. As for UNDERBOOB - must try harder. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DAcyuWyoLBx6T32mlw0eYWPmvl3PoNWL/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102346750340488444279&rtpof=true&sd=true ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Bot Tourney

Brainstorm by Sarah Matthews. Status: Unconfirmed.

I would love to see a Bot Tourney that is a little bit easier than the current ones. Maybe a mix of games against various Bots and and various formats that are little bit easier for us more average players. ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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The Twelve Games of Chris-mas: Vol. II: The Re-Chris-ening: Review

Announcement by Chris Hare. Status: Unconfirmed.

Another year has skipped merrily over the horizon, leaving behind it only memory and a vague sense of unease. 2024 stretches before us, a blank canvas as yet unsullied by the deranged scribblings of our ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Apterous ATP Tour 2024

Announcement by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.

Here’s a christmas present for you all. The 2024 Apterous ATP Tour is a series of 66 tournaments that closely follows the real life ATP calendar. The 2024 Apterous ATP Tour will comprise of the ATP ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Consolidate front page high score announcments

Website feature request by Fiona T. Status: Unconfirmed.

Suggestion is that instead of 20 announcements that "Player X tied the high score for Junior Conundrum Attack with 200 points, and tied the record number of maximums with 20 maxes." there is just one ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Conundrum difficulty selector

Game feature request by Etho Burrow. Status: Unconfirmed.

I've been practicing conundrums a lot lately, and one thing I find myself wishing for is some way to select the difficulty range of the conundrums I face in a particular game. I think the current system ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Custom challenge buttons on profile pages

Game feature request by Marty P. Status: Unconfirmed.

I thought it would be handy if you let users pre-configure custom challenges for their preferred game formats and include links to these on their profile pages so other users could straightforwardly send ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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CoEvent bot training

Brainstorm by M S R. Status: Unconfirmed.

Trying something new to help in my slightly cock-eyed attempt to get better at this. Putting it out here so A-You can try it should you wish and B-I'm wanting to finesse things, and feedback is welcome ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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Web site should not override conventional Ctrl + LEFT/RIGHT behaviour

Game feature request by Marty P. Status: Unconfirmed.

Conventional behaviour for Ctrl + LEFT/RIGHT is to make the cursor/caret jump to the beginning/end of the current/previous/next word. It is therefore quite unexpected and IMO unwelcome that using this ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Swedish language

Game feature request by Ian Volante. Status: Unconfirmed.

Would the option of playing Swedish be something that people would be interested in? [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Dictionary update Jan 2024!

Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.

We have 1896 new words and 116 deletions scheduled to land very soon. As usual, please flag free to flag any mistakes before I submit the changes. All being well, these changes will be live in the game ... [Read more] [More miscellany]

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"Find Games" should show the player, when searching by score

Website feature request by Sam Cappleman-Lynes. Status: Unconfirmed.

When you play a game in a particular format, the game window tells you the high score in that format, and provides a link to the game(s) where the high score was achieved. Currently, the 15 Rounder high ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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Dictionary update?

Website feature request by Fiona T. Status: Unconfirmed.

Whilst not directly related to apterous, the 2024 FOCAL (countdown events) season kicks off next week with Lincoln. FOCAL events traditionally use apterous for dictionary adjudication, but the word list ... [Read more] [More feature requests]

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New Classic Games

Game feature request by Carlo Harrison. Status: Unconfirmed.

Hi Charlie, it would be really great if we could have an update of more Classic games covering the last few years. I'm not sure how much work this is for you to do, but it's been around 2 years since ... [Read more] [More feature requests]


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