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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.

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Recent Meetups

  • October 15 · 10:00 AM

    DCPHR #1!! Brand new DC-Area Puzzle Hunt!

    15 Puzzle Hunters | 5.00

    Puzzlers, Todd Etter (who wrote the Famine Game in 2013) and I, along with an amazing group, are hosting the first ever DCPHR (pronounced decipher).  DCPHR, the DC... Learn more

  • August 1 · 7:00 PM

    Fall Puzzle Hunt Planning Kickoff!

    8 Puzzle Hunters | 4.00

    All, Important update: ATR has closed! The nearby Liberty Tavern off the Clarendon metro stop has offered to host us tonight. Thanks, Evan Puzzlers, This won't be news... Learn more

  • June 14 · 7:00 PM

    Puzzled Pint

    8 Puzzle Hunters | 1.00

    All, For those of you haven't been to Puzzled Pint, it's a great opportunity to grab a drink, solve some fun puzzles, and join a community of friends that spans the... Learn more

  • April 30 · 10:00 AM


    13 Puzzle Hunters | 5.00

    NEW NOTE: Only one day out!  With the current lineup, we have a team of four and a team of five going (I haven't heard back from everyone, but I'll go what what I know... Learn more

  • April 2 · 11:00 AM

    New Local Puzzle Hunt!!! (Frederick Follies Puzzle Fest)

    10 Puzzle Hunters

    All, Very exciting news, guys! One of our members has informed me of a local puzzle hunt being held next month! The Frederick Follies Puzzle Fest appears to be a... Learn more

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Founded Jan 10, 2015

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