Puzzle Hunt Calendar
Jul 5-Sep 6
Waterfront Puzzle Game
What do you get when you cross Boston’s waterfront with a series of clues and a $1000 cash prize? Summer on the Waterfront’s 2016 scavenger hunt extravaganza! Led by the ghost of Patience, Paul Revere’s stable-hand, this series of puzzles spans Boston’s waterfront, touching on locations throughout its length. This family-friendly adventure, which was developed by MIT puzzle makers, provides a challenge for your friend who finishes the Sunday crossword in 10 minutes, while maintaining an interactive storyline that ensures kids can get in on the fun. And if anyone in your family/friend group likes FREE MONEY, they’ll appreciate this scavenger hunt even more!
Jul 11-Sep 13
The Crux Puzzle Hunt
A Puzzle Hunt is an online puzzle series, usually completed in teams, over a period of time. The puzzles contained in this puzzle hunt will require more work than your average Escape Room puzzle. You are free to use the internet, and your friends (or other contacts) to aid you with this quest. The story may require leaps in logic, because this puzzle hunt is about the puzzles...not the story.
Grand prize is a lifetime pass for one player to any Crux Escape Room, at any location we open.
Jul 21-Aug 19
Order of 10
The ORDER OF 10 is a secret society of scientists, artists, and inventors who push the boundaries of what is possible. ORDER OF 10: ORIGINS is an exciting new puzzle-driven sweepstakes that explores the Order's journey from the ancient world to the present.
Jul 30 (recurring)
Laguna Beach, CA
Competing teams of spies are sent on an exciting adventure full of brain-teasing puzzles, tricky clues, hidden messages, mysterious agents, and more. You'll need to combine teamwork and intellect if you want to be the first to complete your mission.
At the beginning of the Hunt teams will receive a Dossier full of clues, useful tools, and intelligence briefs. Clues will lead to a specific location, where teams must either solve a puzzle, answer a question about the location, or make contact with an agent. Every task you complete, every code you crack, and every puzzle you solve gets you one step closer to your target.
Jul 30 3:00p-7:00p
Great Gotham Challenge MMXVI
New York, NY
The Great Gotham Challenge is a large-scale immersive challenge course based in New York City. As the clock ticks, participating teams race to find and decode a series of interactive clues that intertwine with the city’s rich culture and history.
Jul 31 2:00p-8:00p
Late Night Snack (Ghost Patrol BANG 2)
Walnut Creek, CA
Ghost Patrol is expanding franchise opportunities to Walnut Creek, California! Get in at the below-ground level with a certified Ghost Patrol franchise. By registering you’ll secure a share of this up-and-coming ghost management marketplace. For the low price of $80 your team of 3-4 can purchase a Ghost Patrol franchise and everything that comes with it.
Aug 9 (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!
BAPHL 15: A Puzzle Hunt
The Boston Area Puzzle Hunt League (BAPHL) is a twice thrice yearly puzzle hunt (like a scavenger hunt, with puzzles) in areas around Boston. Teams of 4-6 travel on foot solving sets of puzzles (think like logic puzzles, crosswords, trivia, etc.) to reach a final goal.
Mountain View, CA
We're pleased to announced another round of Iron Puzzler for 2016!
Iron Puzzler 2016 will be held on August 27-28th, 2016 here in Mountain View, CA. If you're unfamiliar with this event, it's a two part challenge:
Day 1: Create two puzzles for other teams to solve based on a set of mystery theme ingredients (revealed that morning)
Day 2: Solve all the puzzles created by other teams
We'll be continuing to offer the First Timers Bracket this year - first time teams will have a week (instead of a day) to work on their puzzles and have a dedicated mentor to provide feedback throughout the week.
Sep 17 6:00p-11:00p
(URL withheld at organizers' request.)
What's That Spell?
Puzzle Pursuit: Dive
San Diego, CA
This year we take you deep into the ocean with DIVE for an unforgettable adventure at Sea World San Diego. An underwater volcano is about to erupt and your team of marine biologists has been tasked with saving the many unique sea creatures found only at this location before they become extinct. Will you be able to complete the mission and escape before the volcano erupts?
What's That Spell?
An evil wizard has you trapped in his tower. Armed with a handful of scrolls you can't read, spellbooks you can't open, and some mysterious artifacts, can you find a spell that you can use to escape?
This is the solve-at-home version of What's That Spell? This hunt combines pencil-and-paper puzzles with physical artifacts, and it is expected to ship to solvers in November 2016.
Arizona Treasure Hunt
Mar 18, 2017 6:00p-11:00p
(URL withheld at organizers' request.)
Apr 1, 2017
EPP17: The Joke's On You
Apr 1, 2017 10:00a-3:00p
WWU Puzzle Hunt
A puzzle hunt is like a scavenger hunt, with puzzles. Teams (4-6 is a nice size) travel on foot about campus (outdoors) solving a collection of puzzles (logic puzzles, word scrambles, trivia, etc.). Lots of prizes will be awarded. Whether your team places first or two hundred and fifty-first, competing in a puzzle hunt is a great way to stretch your mental muscles, bond with your teammates, and have a lot of fun!
We will be adding an OPEN division in 2017. More information forthcoming.
See also Escape Room Directory.
Ongoing and TBA:
Resources of note
Exit Games UK
Puzzle Hunters (fb),
Puzzle Hunts (fb),
Puzzle Hunts (G+),
The Game (fb),
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)