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Calendar Lineup – April 2017

The upcoming April puzzle events, hunts, tournaments, and featured new releases for the puzzle community.
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The puzzle world is filled with events, hunts, tournaments, and all sorts of great things to keep solvers busy all year long. Puzzle Pile helps to keep the puzzle community up to date by running the Calendar Lineup on the first of each month, showing off what’s coming up during that time. Check out what’s going on, there’s a wide range of puzzle activities running all over the world and online, many of which are free to join in on.

We also have our calendar that tracks what’s going on throughout the entire year. If we’re missing something or would like to see an event added in, just let us know.

March 17 – April 30

Defenders Of The Triforce, Zelda puzzle hunt.

Defenders Of The Triforce: San Francisco (Second Run) – 2017

Scrap Entertainment has partnered with Nintendo to bring a massive escape room event themed around the classic adventure game Zelda.

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April 1

EPP17: The Joke's On You designed by Eric C. Harshbarger.

EPP17: The Joke’s On You

Eric C. Harshbarger’s annual puzzle hunt.

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April 1

WWU Great Puzzle Hunt - 2017.

WWU Great Puzzle Hunt – 2017

The second annual puzzle hunt, placing puzzlers on the Western Washington University campus, competing to solve a wide variety of puzzles.

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April 1

April Fools! puzzle hunt from Ravenchase Adventures.

April Fools! Washington, D.C. – 2017

Held on the holiday for pranksters from Ravenchase Adventures, this puzzle hunt takes players on a journey through the streets of Washington, D.C. on a clue cracking adventure.

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April 2

ztesseract, Dr. Zeus.

zTesseract – March 2017

zTesseract is a somewhat more challenging pencil and paper puzzle hunt similar to Puzzled Pint or DASH, offering 10 puzzles to solve.

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April 6 – 9

Defenders Of The Triforce, Zelda puzzle hunt.

Defenders Of The Triforce: Houston – 2017

Scrap Entertainment has partnered with Nintendo to bring a massive escape room event themed around the classic adventure game Zelda.

Find out more »

April 7 – 11

WPF Sudoku/Puzzle Grand Prix logo, 2017.

Sudoku Grand Prix – 2017: U.K.

The fourth of an eight round, online Sudoku tournament held by the World Puzzle Federation, top scoring players to compete in the Sudoku GP Playoffs held at the World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships in Bangalore, India.

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April 7 – 10

Sudoku Mahabharat logo

Sudoku Mahabharat: Irregular & Converse – 2017

The final round of four, kicking off Logic Masters India’s Sudoku Mahabharat, an online Sudoku tournament that seeks to find the top four Indian solvers. International solvers are encouraged to participate.

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April 8

College Puzzle Challenge - 2017, from Microsoft.

College Puzzle Challenge – 2017

Microsoft’s annual puzzle-solving competition has been coming to campus since 2003. Fun puzzles, great prizes – not a bad way to spend a Saturday.

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April 14 – 16

Defenders Of The Triforce, Zelda puzzle hunt.

Defenders Of The Triforce: Chicago – 2017

Scrap Entertainment has partnered with Nintendo to bring a massive escape room event themed around the classic adventure game Zelda.

Find out more »

April 15

Get A Clue 2017 puzzle hunt.

Get A Clue – 2017

An annual puzzle hunt held throughout multiple locations in the Atlanta area, running since 1989.

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April 21 – 24

Puzzle Ramayan logo.

Puzzle Ramayan: Number Placement & Evergreens – 2017

The final round of four, kicking off Logic Masters India’s Puzzle Ramayan, an online puzzle tournament that seeks to find the best Indian puzzle solvers. International solvers are encouraged to participate.

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April 22 – 24

WPF Sudoku/Puzzle Grand Prix logo, 2017.

Puzzle Grand Prix – 2017: Netherlands

The third of an eight round, online puzzle tournament held by the World Puzzle Federation, top scoring players to compete in the Puzzle GP Playoffs held at the World Sudoku and Puzzle Championships in Bangalore, India.

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April 28 – 30

24-hour clock.

24-Hour Puzzle Championship – 2017

The seventeenth annual event where puzzlers gather to solve for 24-hours.

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April 29

28 Million Years Later: A Prehistoric Puzzlehunt, by the Paleontological Research Institution.

28 Million Years Later: A Prehistoric Puzzlehunt

A puzzle hunt that takes place at the Paleontological Research Institution, whose theme takes players through time as they solve logic and word puzzles.

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About Bran McMillin

Bran McMillin is the founder and senior editor for the puzzle news site Puzzle Pile. From 2007 - 2010, he served as editor for the magazine Panopticon: Puzzles & Games. He is the inventor of the Itachi and Hairetsu puzzle forms and has created hundreds of puzzles. Disclosure: Bran is a member of the National Puzzlers' League.

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