Calendar Lineup – October 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.

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1



An online puzzle hunt open to people anywhere in the world, for teams of one to four.

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Oct. 7

A Spook-tacular Puzzle Hunt coming to Washington D.C. this Oct. 15.

DCPHR – 2017

DCPHR, stands for D.C. Puzzle Hunters, is by day-long puzzle hunt taking place in Washington D.C. and is a day-long walking event.

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Oct. 8



The sixteenth puzzle hunt from the Boston Area Puzzle Hunt League (BAPHL), held in Boston, Mass.

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Oct. 10

Puzzled Pint

Puzzled Pint – October 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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Oct. 14

Panda wearing a sailor hat.

Puzzle Boat 4

Puzzle Boat 4 is an online puzzle hunt that will include over 150 puzzles, multiple meta puzzles, and an overall meta-meta puzzle.
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Oct. 15 – 20

World Puzzle & Sudoku Championship 2017, logo.

World Puzzle & Sudoku Championships 2017

The World Puzzle Federation brings together nation’s top puzzle solving teams to compete in international competition to see which country will be the best in Sudoku and Puzzle solving.

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Oct. 20 – 21

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

Trials of Bahamut: New York – 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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Oct. 21

Martin Gardner.

Martin Gardner’s 103rd Birthday

The 103rd birthday of Martin Gardner, an American writer that popularized puzzles in his column Mathematical Games, appearing in Scientific American.

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Oct. 21

Crosswords L.A. – 2017.

Crosswords L.A. – 2017

Back to a live tournament, Crosswords L.A. features puzzles from some of the community’s most recognized designers, with profits going to charity.

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Oct. 21

Oakland Treasure Hunt, 2017.

Oakland Treasure Hunt – 2017

Puzzle hunters will take to the streets of the Oakland area for three hours, in the latest run of this annual puzzle hunt.

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Oct. 21

Hunt for Justice, puzzle hunt - 2017

Hunt for Justice

A puzzle hunt for teams of one to four players, which will receive a box of puzzles to solve together, at the same time as other teams throughout the world.

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Oct. 27 – 29


PAX Aus – 2017

One of Penny Arcade’s convention series whose focus is based on all forms of gaming and culture, taking place in Melbourne, Australia.

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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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