MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013 Activities by Sponsor - Mystery Hunt

MIT Mystery Hunt

Jacob Hurwitz

Jan/18 Fri 12:00PM-11:59PM All around campus
Jan/19 Sat 12:00AM-11:59PM All around campus
Jan/20 Sun 12:00AM-11:59PM All around campus

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions

The MIT Mystery Hunt is a puzzlehunt competition that takes place at MIT every IAP. The hunt challenges each participating team to solve a large number of puzzles which lead to an object (called a "coin") hidden somewhere on campus. The winning team gets to write the subsequent year's hunt.

Mystery Hunt was launched in 1981 and is widely regarded as one of the oldest and most complex puzzlehunts in the world. It attracts about 1,000 people every year and has inspired similar competitions at universities, companies and cities around the world. Hunt begins with a kick-off event on Friday at noon in Building W33, and lasts throughout the weekend, with the exact length TBD.

If you'd like to compete, form a team and then visit to register. If you don't have a team, you can also register as an unattached hunter. Happy hunting!

Sponsor(s): Mystery Hunt
Contact: Mystery Hunt,