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 Mich H. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Website feature request by Andy SC. Status: Unconfirmed.
I am aware that a ticket on this issue has been raised previously, i think earlier this year, not entirely sure though but i feel the issue should be raised again. I recently conducted a tournament test ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Brainstorm by Bradley Horrocks. Status: Unconfirmed.
Hello, I intend to kick off my tournament hosting debut with a double elimination numbers-based tournament, with a variant yet TBC (see later!). This will give everyone the chance to play at least two ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.
Do you like tennis? If the answer either yes or no, join the wonderful prediction game we do every Grand Slam! Pick 2 men and 2 women after Round 1 + 2, Round 3 + 4, the Quarter finals, Semi finals who ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Variant idea by Ian Volante. Status: Unconfirmed.
Beanstalk is great, but as someone tried a while ago, the variation of only being able to start declarations with a particular letter of the alphabet once adds a most excellent tactical element to things, ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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Announcement by Matt Morrison. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Miscellaneous topic by Bradley Holland. Status: Unconfirmed.
Your new teaser is RRNIPSRG. You have 60 seconds to answer! Time's up and no one got it! The answer to RRNIPSRG was PRRRINGS. So, PRRRINGS is a word, apparently. What are some of the weirdest words ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Game feature request by Adam Finlay. Status: Unconfirmed.
After a round has ended, the contestants usually have a bit of a conversation with the characters. It would be pretty cool if a conversation went like this: Arithmetician: Adam? 274? Adam: Nah, completely ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Announcement by John Carpenter. Status: Unconfirmed.
Dear members, Here is a little poem about infinity. It describes the nature of infinity and items relating to it including trying to say what nought to the power of nought is equal to. * * * * * * * ... [Read more] [More miscellany]
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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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Miscellaneous topic by Liam O. Status: Unconfirmed.
Great work sorting out the problems over the last little while. Really enjoying apterous again, Gratitude as always for the excellent resource. Seamless service resumes, cheers. [Read more] [More miscellany]
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Announcement by Callum Todd. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Miscellaneous topic by Oliver Bowden. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Game feature request by Philip Aston. Status: Unconfirmed.
It would be nice to see all the front and back hooks of words generated in Lexplorer, just like Scrabble software does. By hooks I mean a letter that can be placed at the front or back of a word to make ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Website feature request by Dylan Taylor. Status: Unconfirmed.
I have found that whenever I click on a word which I have found under the "Words using..." list, it will then open the "Words using..." list immediately once the new page loads, even without clicking it. ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Website feature request by Gevin Chapwell. Status: Unconfirmed.
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Game feature request by Conor Travers. Status: Unconfirmed.
As it is currently, the minimal time per round than can be set is 3s. It would be nice if it was possible to go lower, perhaps to 1 second. There doesn't need to be an introduction of new high score formats ... [Read more] [More feature requests]
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Variant idea by Jon O'Neill. Status: Accepted. Priority: 1.
Request description: You have a limited amount of total time for all rounds. Default could be 4 minutes perhaps (for a 20 round LA that's 12 seconds average per round), with any length settable. You ... [Read more] [More variant ideas]
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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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