A list of puzzlehunts, events, or other puzzly things that I have had a hand in creating, as well as a collection of some of the puzzles I’ve written for them.

What is a puzzlehunt? Puzzlehunts come in many forms, but at the heart of it, they are a race to complete a set of challenging codes and ciphers before anybody else. Whether it’s a few hours at your desk, a day running around a neighborhood, or all weekend in a road-rally style race around a city, they generally all involve solving a puzzle to unlock the next location or clue, and continuing in this vein until you reach the end.

The puzzle style in these events is what I would call instructionless obfuscation. As opposed to Sudoku or crossword puzzles, you generally don’t know the rules of these puzzles. Instead you’re given some innocuous object or set of data from which you must tease the answer (usually a word or phrase). If a puzzle is well-constructed, you’ll know it when you’ve got it.

Wired magazine did a great write-up of a road-rally style game and the MIT admissions blog has a fantastic recap of the 2020 MIT Mystery Hunt, both with nice examples of puzzles from those events.

The MIT Mystery Hunt: 2020

The MIT Mystery Hunt is a weekend-long puzzle hunt held every January on MIT’s campus. Tradition dictates that it is the winning team’s duty to write and ho...

Monty Minotaur’s Magical Menagerie

Help Monty Minotaur find his friends and navigate the labyrinth. This is a harder version of the Minotaur’s Labyrinth puzzle, written for the 2020 MIT Myster...

Minotaur’s Labyrinth

Navigate the labyrinth and help Theseus defeat the minotaur. This puzzle was written for The Gauntlet, an annual gaming charity event held at Mox Boarding H...


Locurio is an immersive interactive entertainment company that I cofounded whose debut experience, an escape room called The Vanished Act, has led to multipl...

The Famine Game

A weekend long puzzle hunt marathon I coproduced. Taking 18 months of work to create, it lead almost 150 puzzle enthusiasts all over the Washington D.C. are...

The Xbox Puzzle

A puzzle for The Famine Game which garnered some fame on YouTube and Reddit.

DASH - Different Area Same Hunt

An annual puzzle hunt run simultaneously in multiple cities throughout the world. I helped found and host the inaugural DASH hunt, though it has grown signi...

Paper Dolls

Help the lovely ladies at the Paper Dolls Saloon after a wild night has left the place in shambles. Written for the inaugural DASH.