What we're about
Who are we?
We’re a new Meetup group of Northern Virginia and DC-area puzzle and puzzle hunt enthusiasts.
What is a puzzle hunt?
A puzzle hunt is an adventure! It’s a collection of themed puzzles and events, typically designed for teams of 2-6 people and taking an afternoon or a bit longer to finish (some can take a long weekend). Puzzle hunt puzzles span the whole spectrum of brain-challenging activities from classic crosswords and sudoku to wholly unique puzzle types designed for only one hunt. If you want to know more about puzzle hunts, there are some great online resources we’ll mention at the end; more importantly, if you want to know more about puzzle hunts, join our group – we’re happy to welcome new puzzlers to the world-wide community of hunters!
What do we do?
We will meet at least once a month to:
· Play short team puzzle hunts (often called extravaganzas). We have a pretty good collection of puzzle hunts available to us, written by some of the best puzzle writers.
· Teach new puzzlers how different puzzle types and puzzle hunts work.
· Form teams for local puzzle events (DASH, Post Hunt, e.g.).
Who should join?
If you enjoy puzzles of any kind, but have never tried puzzle hunting before, we encourage you to join, attend one of our get-togethers, and see if you like it! We are extremely welcoming to new puzzlers of all ages, although puzzles and events may not always be child-friendly. If you are less than 18 years old, or are interested in bringing someone under 18, please let us know. We’ll work to provide events that are inclusive of everybody!
If you are a puzzle hunt regular, we equally encourage you to join. As founder of the group, I’ve personally attended more than 40 or more puzzle hunts across the country and helped write a half dozen or so. We’ll be sharing stories and puzzle ideas and can help you reach out to other puzzle hunt communities around the country.