Puzzle Hunt Calendar
Sep 6 2:00a-12:00p
Girls and Boys Come Out to Play
Mother Goose is on the loose! Help catch her...
This puzzle-packed event takes place 6 September 2014. In it, teams of up to 6 people walk around London and solve puzzles in pubs (and some other places). The event lasts from morning to evening—10am to 8pm—and requires about 3 miles of walking. It costs £40 per team.
Since space is limited, there is an application to play. There's more information about the event itself at our facebook page:
The application has two main requirements:
1. Complete the two pre-puzzles, available here:
2. Write a nursery rhyme about your team
The nursery rhyme should include the names of all your team-members (or their aliases) and incorporate the answers to the two pre-puzzles in some way.
When you've completed these requirements, complete the application below. Applications are due 15 August 2014 at 23:59. We will notify teams by 20 August.
Sep 9 6:00p-9:00p (recurring)
Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; London, England; Chicago, IL; Phoenix, AZ; Bay Area, CA
Puzzled Pint is a monthly event for puzzle lovers occurring on the second Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise announced) in these cities:
- Chicago, Illinois
- London, England (UK)
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Portland, Oregon
- San Francisco Bay Area (city varies), California
- Seattle (city varies), Washington
At 1800Z on the day before the event (that's 6pm in London, 10am in Portland), we post a location puzzle to this web site. The solution to that puzzle will lead you to a local bar. Hints will be available here on the site, and you can e-mail us with questions, or call our telephone help line as a last resort.
On the night of the event (starting at 6pm in most cities but 7pm in London and 5pm in Missoula), we'll be at the bar with more puzzles for you to solve while you enjoy drinks and food. If you don't have a team, we can introduce you to other puzzlers who want to join forces. And if you get stuck at any point, hints are always free!
Standings will be posted every month, but the goal of Puzzled Pint is for everyone to have fun! We welcome your thoughts on how to improve future events.
Announcements mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/puzzled-pint
We hope to see you at the bar soon!
Sep 16 (recurring)
San Diego, CA
The 6th annual Puzzle Pursuit charity race will send teams of 2 – 4 on a mind-bending trip through time and space, astounding and confounding at every twist and turn.
Sep 20 6:00p-11:00p
(URL withheld at organizer's request.)
The Crazy Last Will of Dr. Mad
50 years have passed since the death of Dr. Mad, a physicist known as the greatest genius of the last century. Rumor has it that he uncovered the secret to human prosperity, but passed away before revealing it to the world. In accordance with his last wishes, his will was sealed for 50 years following his death. And now the time has come for it to be opened. Many mysterious clues lie hidden within, along with the following challenge —
“Can you unravel the mystery of my life’s work?”
The Mastermind Hunt: San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Oct 18 2:00p
Ravenchase Adventures presents the 2014 A.R.K. Races - urban adventure races where the price of admission is a simple Act of Random Kindness (A.R.K.). The 2014 Ravenchase A.R.K Races are team adventure races based in U.S. cities from Philadelphia to Austin. Ravenchase A.R.K, Races are like a combination of the Amazing Race, National Treasure, and The Goonies all rolled into one. You and your team of friends, family, or co-workers will use your wits to solve clues, crack ciphers, and race to the end.
Shinteki Field Trip: Disneyland
Greetings Shinteki fans!
By popular demand, our Field Trip: Disneyland event is scheduled to return in November! In case you missed it in 2009 or 2012, now's your chance to get in on the fun. This will be basically the same event as before, with a few small changes based on the current state of the park.
Field Trip: Disneyland is designed as a non-linear, all-day puzzle event, in which the destination is the real star. This event is open to puzzle lovers as well as their friends, family and kids. Team size is 2-4 players.
On November 8th, 2014, you and your teammates will spend the day exploring Disneyland from top to bottom: riding the rides, soaking in the sights, stretching your minds and bodies, and solving puzzles all along the way. The playing field is limited to Disneyland only; Downtown Disney and California Adventure are not part of this event.
Details and team registration information are now available at http://shinteki.com/events/
Escape from the Auction House
San Francisco, CA
Acquire the Legendary Artifact!
The world-renowned metropolis, Citana City. In this city, an enormous auction takes place just once a year. It is said that there is nothing you cannot buy in this auction.
Rumor has it that this year will be special. A priceless, legendary artifact will be up for bid at this year’s auction. Mafiosos from around the world are watching vigilantly to place the winning bid… but no one knows what it is called or even what it looks like.
What exactly is this legendary artifact? Furthermore, how much will it cost to ensure it will fall into your hands? As imaginations run wild with speculation, will you be able to survive through the turbulent drama of the mafia underworld?
Mar 14, 2015 9:26a
EPP 15: Eric's Circle of Friends
Mar 14, 2015 6:00p-10:00p
(URL withheld at organizers' request.)
Jul 9-12, 2015
National Puzzlers' League Convention
Ongoing and TBA:
Resources of note
Blood & Bones,
To coordinate unannounced events, contact the secret puzzle hunt cabal:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Brent Holman), email@example.com
(Jeff Wallace), firstname.lastname@example.org (Curtis Chen)
To update this calendar, contact me: email@example.com (Dan Egnor)