Puzzle Hunt Calendar
Cambridge Puzzle Hunt
Welcome to the Cambridge Puzzle Hunt! This event is free and open to everyone on planet Earth (though we may make an exception for those on the International Space Station). Simply gather a team of up to 5 people and solve our riddles.
Feb 24-Mar 3
Coming Soon — Feb 24th, 2018
Justin Nevins, creator of the Cryptex®,
presents an Errol Elumir designed online puzzle hunt.
Feb 24 9:00a-7:00p
Hunt for Justice re-run
A one-day, team-based puzzle hunt to benefit the Innocence Project. Gather with your friends at a kitchen table, cafe, park, or wherever you like best. Puzzles may involve spooky happenings, plucky teenagers, and high jink(ies).
200 teams enjoyed the hunt in October: "It was really fun and well executed!" "I had a great time." "It was the most fun puzzle hunt I've ever participated in!" "Great hunt! Would play again!"
Did you miss the registration deadline for October's event? You're in luck. We're doing another run.
Second run: Saturday February 24, 2018, 12PM — 10PM (Eastern).
(First run was: Saturday October 21, 2017.).
Second run registration closes December 28, 2017.
Feb 24 4:00p-8:00p
Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt
San Francisco, CA
A benefit for the San Francisco Circus Center, the hunt is a unique urban adventure game played on the colorful streets of Chinatown, North Beach, Telegraph Hill and the Financial District, set against the backdrop of the annual Chinese New Year Parade.
Get ready to explore the nooks, crannies, nests, and burrows of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park while gathering clues and solving puzzles from among its residents, both real and imaginary. We’re heading back to Walt Disney World for MouseAdventure: Tails on March 3, 2018!
Mar 13 (recurring)
a city near you?
Puzzled Pint is a social puzzle solving event which happens on the second Tuesday of every month in locations around the world! For the current list of PP cities, visit our web site:
The Friday before each event, we post a location puzzle to this web site. The solution to that puzzle will lead you to a local pub/bar/restaurant in your city. Hints will be available here on the site, and you can also e-mail us with questions.
On the night of the event, show up at the pub and we'll have more puzzles for you to solve while you enjoy drinks and food. Most teams take between 30 minutes and 2 hours to solve a typical puzzle set. "Game Control" will be on hand to give hints and verify answers.
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. Use the feedback link on this web site, find us on Facebook or Twitter, or join our announcements mailing list for more information.
Announcements mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/puzzled-pint
We hope to see you at the bar soon!
Galactic Puzzle Hunt
The first-ever Great Galactic Bake Off is coming up! The first team to produce a billion cookies will win a huge prize!*
*a billion cookies
Mar 31 1:30p-4:00p
The Great Pirate Treasure Hunt
San Francisco, CA
Ahoy Mateys! Pirates, seafaring folk and even landlubbers are all invited to play in our Pirate’s Treasure Hunt, benefiting 826 Valencia.
Legend has it that there’s a cursed treasure hidden somewhere in San Francisco’s Mission District. Your teams must solve clues, travel to hidden spots, participate in challenges, and find unique people, places and murals to find the treasure and dispel the curse.
Apr 14 10:00a
WWU Great Puzzle Hunt
Grab some friends, have an adventure, solve some puzzles, and win prizes!
The Great Puzzle Hunt is like a scavenger hunt adventure with puzzles. Teams of up to 6 travel on foot about WWU campus (outdoors) to various locations solving a total of four hour-long puzzles gathering clues along the way to solve one final meta puzzle.
These are no ordinary puzzles though! It will take a diverse set of skills and talents to solve them! Our mission is to celebrate everyone's talents and demonstrate knowledge comes in many forms.
Everything is timed using your phone, QR codes, and our online game platform! So yes you can win :)
Keep Your Garter Up
“Keep Your Garter Up” is a wedding event of partying, pandemonium, and puzzles at the Museum of Science Boston.
Two lovebirds, Christina and Jeff, will tie the knot on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Everything has been meticulously planned and the wedding day will be perfect. Nothing ever goes wrong at weddings! You mingle. You drink. You dance. You hear some stories… and start to wonder, so you decide to investigate.
It seems like everyone at this wedding is hiding some sort of secret. It’s in your best interest to figure it out. Be a part in this wedding experience by interacting with the bridal party and other important people in Christina and Jeff’s life. Some characters may be holding important information and might share it with you. Some are forthcoming. Some may need a bit of a bribe in the form of information that you might already have. Who can you trust? Some may ask you to solve a puzzle in order for you to gain their trust.
Get lost in a web of mystery, lies, and coverups. As the evening unfolds, there will be series of performances (first dance, speeches, etc.) Hidden in these acts are important details about the characters and their hidden secrets.
Your team will impact the way the night ends! Be the first team to unravel all of Christina and Jeff’s secrets and your team will decide what kind of “happy ending” the two will have.
This event is part interactive theater, part puzzle-based, part murder mystery (without the murder), and 100% a Trapology Boston original production. Puzzle-ing is not mandatory. Feel free to people-watch, dance, and drink. Christina and Jeff’s wedding will have a cash bar. Unfortunately, they’re a planning a “budget wedding”, so there is no meal included.
Microsoft Puzzlehunt 19
More details to be announced.
** Each team must have at least four members who have valid Microsoft badges. **
May 12 9:30a-1:00p
The Mastermind Hunt
Giant monsters (Kaiju) are closing in on Sacramento! Where do they come from? What do they want? We don't know, but it probably involves reducing the city to rubble! Determining how to stop them will be a bit of a puzzle, but you and your team may be the only ones who can save us. Mark your calendars for the morning of Saturday, May 12, 2018 and stand by for more details.
Sep 8 7:30a-8:30a
P&A Issue 75
Pandamonium Alpha is a medium-scale puzzle event featuring 30+ puzzles and multiple metas. Expect it to be smaller than a Puzzle Boat and larger than an issue of P&A.
Jan 5, 2019
P&A Magazine Issue 77
Ongoing and TBA:
Resources of note
Lists and forums:
Puzzle Hunters (fb),
Puzzle Hunts (fb),
Puzzle Hunts (G+),
The Game (fb),
Arizona Treasure Hunt,
To coordinate unannounced events, contact the secret puzzle hunt cabal:
email@example.com (Brent Holman), firstname.lastname@example.org
(Jeff Wallace), email@example.com (Curtis Chen)
To update this calendar, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan Egnor)