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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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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Announcement by Matt Morrison. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Announcement by Sam Prouse. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Website feature request by Adam Gillard. Status: Accepted. Priority: 3.
Request description: I'm trying to find the time when I set the word PHOSGENE as a teaser in chat. I don't want to look through a month or so of chat logs, so I can't be bothered actually searching for ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Miscellaneous topic by Liam O. Status: Unconfirmed.
Any chance of getting the game challenge request page cleared of game challenges from tournaments long complete? Andy Sc's tournament generated thousands of fixtures of which some remain unplayed and are ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Website feature request by Gevin Chapwell. Status: Unconfirmed.
At the end of the month, the monthly duel winner is announced and there is always a link here [ link] But this page is never updated in time so the relevant month's duel information ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Announcement by Chris Hare. Status: Unconfirmed.
This is the latest incarnation of the Apterous Olympic series, passed between myself and Marcus Hares like the most tepid of hot potatoes. This time around, because the Olympics themselves are relatively ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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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 [ link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Variant idea by Matty Artell. Status: Unconfirmed.
Letters: Players take turns picking letters. After 9 letters are out, either player can choose to stop picking letters at any time, and then the round begins. There is either no upper limit on number of ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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Miscellaneous topic by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.
Feel this is something that may have popped up in C4C one time but I'm not sure how to search for it. Basically, I never recorded my own countdown episode (22nd September 2015 - Episode 57 of Series 73, ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Brainstorm by Joyce Phillips. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Variant idea by Matty Artell. Status: Unconfirmed.
Letters: You can add any letter to the 9-letter selection, making the highest length possible a 10. For example, a max from UNGOERDNI would be REBOUNDING. (Essentially, each round is 9 letters and a wildcard.) ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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Announcement by Phil Collinge. Status: Unconfirmed.
For those who may have missed these in the other place, the following tournaments are all open for sign-ups through February and will commence on 1st March 2018 MES1 - Omelette Letters Attack [ link] ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Charlie Reams. Status: Unconfirmed.
Some fraction of you will be connected to the game in a different way, starting today. You shouldn't (yet) notice any actually difference, but please report any problems logging in here. [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Variant idea by Philip Aston. Status: Unconfirmed.
Hi, I’ve never expressed any wishes for a variant idea before, so thought I’d share this one during downtime: Name might be a bit vague, but anyway: Numbers: Same as normal, but this time only the ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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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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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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Website feature request by Adam Gillard. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Brainstorm by Charlie Reams. Status: On-going.
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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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