Puzzle Pint co-founder Matt Cleinman and Berkeley Mystery Hunt writer Eli Goodfriend are ready to put puzzler hunter in double jeopardy with the re-running of the Hunt For Justice puzzle hunt on Feb. 24.
Those wishing to participate in the at-home puzzle hunt will have to act quickly as registration closes on Dec. 28. Pricing for the hunt runs $80 for U.S.-based teams, $90 for Canadian teams, $100 for international competitors. Proceeds from the puzzle hunt will go to the Innocence Project, which Cleinman estimates to be about 50 percent of the cost.
On Feb. 24, the puzzle hunt website will open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, giving teams access to live human help and answer checks. The puzzle hunt will remain open to teams following that time, but getting live assistance will be closed. Solutions will also become available after the 10 p.m. close.
“These puzzles are by an all-star crew,” writes hunt co-creator Cleinman. “[They’ve] created/organized/written for Puzzled Pint, the game, NPR’s Sunday Puzzle, the Berkeley Mystery Hunt, and many more events.”
- E Forney
- Larry Hosken
- Nat Guy
- Neal Tibrewala
- Sandor Weisz
- Sean Gugler
Hunt For Justice isn’t a purely digital puzzle hunt, solvers will receive physical items prior to the event, an investigator’s kit, that comes with tools, physical puzzle components, and printed copies of each puzzle.
“Teams will get a box full of clues to solve a quirky mystery with a whimsical van,” relates organizers.
The puzzle hunt’s first run from Oct. 21 attracted 200 teams and raised over $6,000 for the Innocence Project.
Innocence Project is a non-profit organization founded by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck in 1992, and assists wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing.