Calendar Lineup – August 2017

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.

Aug. 3 – 6

International Puzzle Party 37.

International Puzzle Party 37

An annual gathering of puzzlers gathering together to trade and sell puzzles, books, and anything else related to mechanical puzzles.

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Aug. 4 – 7

WPF Sudoku/Puzzle Grand Prix logo, 2017.

Puzzle Grand Prix – 2017: Bulgaria

The seventh 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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Aug. 4 – 6

Trials Of Bahamut, the Final Fantasy 14 escape room event.

Trials of Bahamut: Phoenix – 2017

SCRAP Entertainment teams up with Square Enix for a massive-sized escape room event based on the classic RPG from Japan, Final Fantasy 14.

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Aug. 6

Boswords, Crossword tournament in Boston - 2017.

Boswords – 2017

The inaugural Crossword tournament in Boston, where solvers will complete in four themed puzzles made by dome of the industry’s well-known constructors.

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Aug. 8

Puzzled Pint

Puzzled Pint – August 2017

Puzzled Pint is a free puzzle hunt held at a local bars, in cities throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world on the second Tuesday of every month.

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Aug. 11 – 14

WPF Sudoku/Puzzle Grand Prix logo, 2017.

Puzzle Grand Prix – 2017: Russia

The eighth and final 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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Aug. 11 – 15

2017 Pythagorize Seattle: Puzzle Hunt .

Pythagorize Seattle Puzzle Hunt

A puzzle hunt brought together by Lone Shark Games and the National Museum Of Mathematics, held in several locations throughout the Seattle area.

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Aug. 11 – 15

The Great Ice Cream Contingency, puzzle hunt held in Cambridge, Mass.

The Great Ice Cream Contingency

The second annual puzzle hunt from Escape Room company Boxaroo, where puzzle hunters track down the cause of an ice cream shortage.

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Aug. 19

Lollapuzzoola 10, Patrick Blindauer.

Lollapuzzoola 10

Lollapuzzoola is an irreverent crossword puzzle tournament, run by Patrick Blindauer and Brian Cimmet, this is the tenth year of the annual contest.

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Aug. 25 – 26

Trials Of Bahamut, the Final Fantasy 14 escape room event.

Trials of Bahamut: Houston – 2017

SCRAP Entertainment teams up with Square Enix for a massive-sized escape room event based on the classic RPG from Japan, Final Fantasy 14.

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Aug. 25 – 27

Dragon Ball Super Puzzle Hunt 2017.

Dragon Ball Super Puzzle Hunt

A free puzzle hunt from Scrap Entertainment held during the Crunchy Roll Expo 2017, featuring the characters and stories from the Dragon Ball Super anime.

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Aug. 26

Will Shortz, editor for the New York Times Crossword.

Will Shortz’s 65th Birthday

The 65th birthday of editor for the New York Times Crossword, Will Shortz, born August 26, 1952.

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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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