The MIT Mystery Hunt is a weekend-long puzzle-solving competition run out of MIT in mid-January. Teams compete to solve puzzles, meta-puzzles, and occasionally meta-meta-puzzles. Our team, Grand Unified Theory of Love, is relatively small and focused on having fun solving puzzles for an entire weekend rather than the competition side of things.
The Mystery Hunt is always the weekend of Martin Luther King Day. The Mystery Hunt for 2018 starts at noon, Friday, January 12. The event will kick off with an event in Kresge auditorium.
What Do I need to Get Started?
- If you wish to join the team, send an email to team captain Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and preferred email indicated.
- If there is sufficient space, Tony will assign you a wiki account.
- Join our mailing list: go to the Google Group page and follow directions. Please provide your full name (not a nickname, screen name, etc.)
- You'll receive a welcome email from this year's greeter with some suggestions on getting started on the wiki and elsewhere.
- New members pay $10 dues at the start of the Hunt
- Check the New Members Start Here page for what to do next. :)
Please explore the following pages.
- About the Hunt
- About our Team: Grand Unified Theory of Love
- Supplies - what are you bringing?
- Communications - how to keep information flowing within the team
- Directions and Parking - how to get to MIT
- Example puzzles Examples of actual puzzles we solved heavily using the wiki
- Wiki Basics
- Helpful Links and Resources
- Solving tips / "Have you tried...?" - items not in Acme's 2003 list
- Google Docs
Shirt Designs - Post your ideas and give input on current ideas here.
2008 Hunt Pages and Planning - First year as Grand Unified Theory of Love
2007 Hunt Pages and Planning - Lake Effect Snow Year 3
2006 Hunt Pages and Planning - Lake Effect Snow Year 2