Puzzle Hunt Calendar
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EnigMarch is a daily puzzle creation challenge. Every day in March, @EnigMarchHQ will share a prompt that can be used as inspiration to create any kind of puzzle you like, from cryptograms to mazes to chess problems to those fruit-counting ones you see on Facebook. All skill levels are welcome, from expert puzzlesmiths to absolute beginners—you don’t have to create a masterpiece, just something that’s convincingly a puzzle.
Fool Rallye (online rallye)
The Rallye Club presents an ONLINE A-B gimmick rallye. Historically, Fools provided sage advice to royalty. Are you up to the challenge? This rallye will include three logic problems.
Navigate our course using Google Maps Street View and visit the checkpoint, school (1:00 PM) and awards (9:00 PM) in Zoom.
Apr 8 (recurring)
P&A Issue 100(!)
Apr 11 (recurring)
a city near you?
Puzzled Pint is a FREE event for puzzle lovers occurring in pubs throughout the globe on the second Tuesday of each month. If you like escape rooms, crosswords, or sudoku, you'll love Puzzled Pint! Bring a team of 2 to 5 people or come and make new friends.
Many locations are back in-person, with Game Control volunteers bringing puzzles to the people over pints. For the current list of cities, visit our web site above. Solve the location puzzle posted the first Friday of each month to unlock the month's venues.
WWU Great Puzzle Hunt
Bellingham, WA and online
The Great Puzzle Hunt is like a scavenger hunt adventure with puzzles. Teams of up to 6 people travel on foot to various locations on WWU campus solving a total of four hour-long puzzles gathering clues along the way to solve one final meta puzzle.
The Hunt is also available to virtual participants!
Prizes are awarded to *in-person* top scoring teams in each division, best in-person costumes, and team names. Must be present at awards ceremony to claim prizes.
Providence, RI and online
Teams of people will compete to solve puzzles using information both online and in real life. The official winner will be the first team to find Blueno hidden somewhere on campus. Only teams that have one or more current undergraduate/graduate Brown or RISD students which are on-campus during the final runaround will be able to find Blueno.
Brown Puzzlehunt is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, including those not in the Brown/RISD community. However, teams with current undergraduate or graduate students, or other members of the Brown/RISD community, may have some advantage in solving puzzles.
Visitors and guests are allowed on the Brown University campus without specific approvals or permissions. If you're coming to campus to solve, we're excited to have you join us! Please let us know that you're coming during registration!
CMU Puzzle Hunt
Pittsburgh, PA and online
CMU puzzle hunt returns for another on-campus puzzle hunt! While we're holding in-person ceremonies (and some puzzles may require on-campus presence) the hunt is open to all participants and can be completed remotely! Kickoff begins at 1:00 PM, and puzzles will be released at 1:20 PM and run for 24 hours to accommodate teams worldwide, but we anticipate that the hunt should take a full team of 6 intermediate solvers no more than 8 hours. Teams can be composed of no more than 6 people and prizes will be given out to top teams; however, only current CMU students will be eligible for prizes. Click the link to view our prepuzzle and register a team!
An online-only sequential puzzle hunt for teams of up to 10 members. The hunt has a very high production value and focusses on the combination of logical and out-of-the-box thinking.
Microsoft Puzzlehunt 23 (online, public)
Save the date! Registration should be open in early April.
PEA Puzzle Hunt
Exeter, NH (and online by arrangement)
The PEA Puzzle Hunt is a weekend-long event (usually) held at Phillips Exeter Academy. Teams race to solve a series of unique puzzles, which range from visual puzzles to word puzzles to logic puzzles, and are riddled with references from pop culture to Exonian culture. Quick thinking and good teamwork are the only things you'll need!
This hunt will be fully in-person! Teams will be set up in classrooms in the academy building, and we will have in-person runaround and physical puzzles, along with in-person opening and closing ceremonies. If your team will be fully remote, reach out to us and we can accommodate - after multiple years on zoom, we are equipped to accommodate remote teams through much of the hunt :)
Non-Exonians (including alums) ARE allowed to participate in the Hunt; however, your team must be at least 50% current Exonians (students, faculty, staff, and families) in order to be eligible for prizes. Teams can be anywhere from 3 to 10 participants in size, but 5+ is strongly encouraged to power through the hunt.
A Lighter DCPHr: Gold Rush 2023
Return of the DCPHr puzzle hunt! But this time it's a lighter DCPHr! We will present a set of 6+ puzzles for medium-skill solvers at the Ballston Quarter Mall on May 13th, 2023. Think a half step above most Puzzle Pint level puzzles. Teams of 2 to 4 recommended. Some walking required.
$40 per team to cover printing and design costs.
Edric's 2023 DUAL Puzzle Hunt
The 2023 DUAL Puzzle Hunt will begin at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 16th.
We’ve got something exciting for you this year! For starters, this DUAL puzzlehunt is actually two-hunts-in-one! And both of them are “Aussie-style” hunts (modeled after the Australian hunts put out by the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne), which means you’ll get four puzzles a day across six days, with a final metapuzzle on Day 7.
Ongoing and TBA:
Resources of note
Puzzle Hunters (fb),
The Game (fb),
Puzzle World (discord)
Arizona Treasure Hunt,
The Rallye Club,
Puzzle Hunt Calendar is made by Dan Egnor. The Planning Cabal folks are Brent Holman, Jeff Wallace, and Curtis Chen.