Paradox is a brand new puzzlehunt, launching on May 8th, 2021. It will start at noon EST and run for one full week, ending at 12:00PM on May 15th.
Registration is now open! Click here to sign up.
What is a Puzzlehunt?
A puzzlehunt is a collection of themed puzzles that give a specific answer when solved, traditionally a single word or phrase in English. Many puzzles involve existing puzzle formats such as crosswords, anagrams, sudoku, or cryptograms, but each one brings a unique and thematic twist to the table to make it a one-of-a-kind experience.
If you've never attempted a puzzlehunt before, the best way to understand how they work is to try one yourself! These past hunts are great choices for getting started:
Also helpful for beginners is the inteGIRLS puzzle guide, which explains lots of puzzlehunt basics and has links to commonly used resources
Paradox Puzzlehunt will consist of around 10 puzzles and will include a metapuzzle that uses the answers to all of the previous puzzles. Points will be earned by finding the answer to each puzzle, and the first team to solve the metapuzzle will be our winner. The puzzles will range in style and difficulty, with an average difficulty near that of REDDOThunt. Teams can have any number of people but we recommend a team size of 4-6 for the best solving experience.
About the Creators
Our names are Ben Coukos-Wiley and Jonah Nan. We’re a couple of college students with a passion for solving and writing puzzles. We've previously written puzzles for a high school puzzlehunt and for Mission Street Puzzles' scholarship contest. This is our first time creating a full-scale hunt and we're super excited to be bringing it to all of you!
- Ian Rackow - Tech support
- Kevin Zhou - Guest puzzlewriter
- Amber Gong - Art and design
- Logan Oplinger - Logo design