Calendar Lineup – December 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.

Dec. 1 – Jan. 24

Solver movie logo.

The Solver Puzzle Hunt

The Solver Puzzle Hunt featuring puzzles from some of the puzzle hunt community’s well known designers.

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Dec. 1 – 20

Nikoli Hurdles 5 logo.

Nikoli Hurdles 5

Nikoli Hurdles 5 is a free online puzzle contest, consisting of eight logic, word, and visual challenges that runs over-the-course of 20 days.

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Dec. 2

Dimensions Puzzle Hunt at MoMath logo.

Dimensions Puzzle Hunt at MoMath – 2017

The sixth annual Dimensions puzzle hunt, challenges teams of three through five puzzle hunters to solve puzzles throughout the museum.

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Dec. 8 – 17

Puzzle Marathon - 2017 logo.

Puzzle Marathon – 2017

One week. Many Puzzles. Huge Sizes.

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Dec. 12

Puzzled Pint

Puzzled Pint – December 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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Dec. 15

Topple Magazine logo.

Topple Magazine #7

Topple Magazine #7, the next digital periodical from editor Gregory Grey, comes with puzzles in a variety of logic and word puzzles for only $1.

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Dec. 15

Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt - 2017, promotional poster.

Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt – 2017

A box is buried in somewhere in England, it’s a race to solve the puzzles and the first to find the box wins a cash prize.

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Dec. 16

The Quest For The Golden Grinch, 2016.

The Quest For The Golden Grinch – 2017

Ravenchase Adventures and Toys for Tots partner up for a puzzle hunt in Richmond, Va. that pits players’ puzzle skills against each other.

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Dec. 21

First crossword puzzle.

Crossword Puzzle’s 104th Birthday

The 104th birthday of the modern Crossword puzzle, invented by Arthur Wynne and first published on Dec. 21, 1913 in New York World newspaper.

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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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