Welcome to the Cambridge Puzzle Hunt! This event is free and open to everyone on planet Earth (though we may make an exception for those on the International Space Station). Simply gather a team of up to 5 people and solve our riddles.

You may be assured that the best teams will be adequately rewarded. :)

The event took place from 25 January to 1st February 2017. Subscribe to our mailing list or like us on facebook to stay informed.

For now, have a look at our puzzles!


Solutions are online!

posted on 3 Feb 2017

The inaugural Cambridge Puzzlehunt is now over! Thank you all so much for taking part, and bearing with us through several glitches and delays - we trust that it was a really enjoyable experience, and thanks again for all of your support and patience!

Next, the prizes. It was extremely tight at the top, with one point separating the first three teams:
First place - 68 points, An Asylum in Every Sense of the Word
Second place - 68 points, Plugh lives on the Third Floor
Third place - 67 points, plugh needs a rubber

Finally, the lone wolf prize goes to Mystereo Cantos, on 45 points. Congratulations to all of our winners! The solutions will be put up on Friday, so in the meantime, feel free to keep trying the puzzles! :)

posted on 1 Feb 2017

Registration is now closed!

posted on 29 Jan 2017

Registration has opened! Click here to sign up.

posted on 21 Jan 2017

The Cambridge Puzzle Hunt now has a facebook page, which can be found here!

posted on 12 Dec 2016

General information

The Puzzle Hunt is a puzzle-solving event where teams of up to 5 people compete to solve as many 'puzzles' as possible. These puzzles will not be like straightforward jigsaws or school/university work. They will not come with any instructions, and the puzzler must use their logical abilities to deduce the steps to take in order to reach the solution.

Sixteen puzzles are released over the course of seven days, with hints released at certain points.

The Cambridge Puzzle Hunt is jointly organized by the Trinity Mathematical Society and the Trinity College Science Society. Talks are held on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively every week during Cambridge term time. See websites for more details.

Trinity Mathematical Society

Trinity College Science Society