MIT Mystery Hunt Puzzle Index

Yes, an index. So we can find the puzzles that have previously been done on a topic.

What's in the Index?

The 1982 Hunt and all the Hunts from 1994-2023 are indexed. Parts of the 2024 Hunt is indexed. 1999 was re-indexed after the April 2013 archive update provided a lot of the missing information and solutions. Many thanks to Aaron Dinkin of Metaphysical Plant for helping get the 2011 puzzles added, and Seth Schoen of Codex for the 2012 puzzles, as well as all the people who have helped fill in gaps in the Mystery Hunt archive.

How do I access it?

In any of these ways:

New Features

A bunch of stuff:Keep sending feedback via those links on every page to let me know what's wrong, but hold off on suggesting synonyms or category suggestions for now.

What remains to be added?

Future Development

I am considering adding other non-Mystery Hunt puzzle hunts to this index. To be eligible, a puzzle hunt should:

Old MUMS, CISRA, SUMS (one SUMS is missing), the Harvard hunt, DASH, BAPHL, the RIT CS hunts, Mark Halpin's Labor Day hunts, and the Googol Conglomerate game are candidates. PuzzleCrack fails on having a stable website; only 2007 and 2008 are up now, 2008 without solutions. Sekkrets, The Stone, Puzzle Boat, and Panda Magazine are not eligible because access is still limited to what you have solved/opened via a logged in account and/or paid for. TimeHunt and Retrocogitator are not eligible because the puzzles are not online. And there are a ton of other ones in recent years I haven't gotten around to considering.