2019 MIT Mystery Hunt

Dear Molasses Awareness Day observers,

At 5:49 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019, Team Left Out restored the stolen manhole cover to the tank in Molasses Awareness Day Town, stopping the flood and restoring order to the Holiday Forest. In celebration and togetherness, Jack and April Fool agreed that a small, similarly-shaped piece of the tank could be removed to commemorate both Molasses Awareness Day and the team’s efforts to help everyone in the Forest.

Thank you all for your cleanup efforts, and we hope you enjoyed Molasses Awareness Day. Wrap-up from the 2019 MIT Mystery Hunt was MLK Day at noon eastern time.

The archive of the livestream is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkKN2ZcCxpc.

Most sincerely yours,

Join the Puzzle Club

Current MIT Students: Join the student group for Hunt: Puzzle Club! The group meets every month or two on campus to do Mystery Hunt-style puzzles together and eat free food. Help get your fellow students excited about Hunt. For occasional announcements and info, subscribe to puzzle-club-announce here.

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Sponsorship & Donations

Amazingly, participating in the MIT Mystery Hunt is (and has always been) free! Creating the event is an all-volunteer effort, and it is made possible by generous in-kind support from MIT. The remaining costs—like props, costumes, technology, and coins—add up to about $10-15 per participant, which comes from sponsors . . . and solvers like you! We would love to take your tax-deductible donations as part of your earmarked gift to the Institute! Head over to the MIT donations page here to help support the Hunt.

Hunt is also supported by generous corporate sponsors and donors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact our sponsorship team.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you next year!