About Bran McMillin


Bran 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.


Bran McMillin

Grim Fandango Remastered Opens To Pre-Order

Double Fine Productions, announced Tuesday that the company's remastered version of Grim Fandango has opened up for pre-orders and pricing.

P&A Magazine 53 Releases

Another issue of the digital puzzle periodical, P&A Magazine, has released, offering solvers a fresh enigmas to crack in the rejected olympic events.

Jumping To Conclusions Free Offer Extended

The Thanksgiving and holiday treat from Puzzazz has been prolonged, as the free download for the hangman/trivia hybrid puzzle collection, Jumping To Conclusions continues on.

The Wrap-up: Champions, Annual Years, & Tens

It's Sunday, and on Puzzle Pile we collect the week’s top 3 reports, interviews, and reviews that you may have missed in this iteration of The Wrap-up.

Final Hours For Enigma Variations Contest

A few hours are left for the Enigma Variations Contest, a crossword plus meta from the minds of George Barany, Ralph Bunker, and Michael Hanko

Dates Announced For Shinteki Decathlon 10

Puzzle event company, Shinteki, announced Thursday that tickets for both runnings of the Shinteki Decathlon 10 will go on sale this March.

The Year Of Puzzles, Releases Next Chapter & Soon To Conclude

Crowdfunded puzzle hunt, The Year Of Puzzles, from digital puzzle publisher Puzzazz, has released another chapter featuring a puzzle from Bruce Leban and story by Emily Dietrich.

Pittsburgh Puzzle Hunt – City Of Champions, Comes To ClueKeeper

Digital puzzle hunt distribution platform, ClueKeeper, has added Pittsburgh to its hall of heroes with the release of its latest digital offering City Of Champions, Dec. 30, 2014.

Broken Age Receives Retail Release Spring 2015

Double Fine Productions revealed that it will be releasing its crowdfunded point-and-click puzzle adventure, Broken Age, as a full retail store release this spring, through a partnership with Nordic Games.

Sudoku Grand Prix Round 1 – Results

Results for the first round of competition for 2015’s Sudoku Grand Prix were released late Tuesday by the World Puzzle Federation.

Infinifactory, Steam Early Access Gearing Up

Zachtronics, the developers behind the cult puzzle game SpaceChem, have revealed that their next puzzler will be coming to Steam, the digital distribution service.

The Wrap-up: Spices, Waves, & Flags

Sundays on Puzzle Pile we collect the week’s top 3 reports, interviews, and reviews that you may have missed, in this little thing called The Wrap-up.

Sudoku Grand Prix 2015 – Round 1 Gets The Green Flag

The World Puzzle Federation launched the first round of Sudoku Grand Prix 2015, early Friday morning.

DASH 7 First Wave Of Hosting Cities Announced

Organizers have revealed the first wave of participating cities for the upcoming DASH 7 puzzle hunt.

Patreon Campaign Opens For Logic Puzzle Magazine, Meraklisina Akil Oyunlari

Türk Beyin Takımı, the minds behind Turkish puzzle magazine Akil Oyunlari, have taken to Patreon to act as a subscription model to help publish a pro-level puzzle magazine.

Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt 2015, Tickets On Sale Soon

Tickets will soon go on sale for the March 7 running of SF Treasurehunts’s annual puzzle hunt, Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt.

Final Day For Original Version Of Game Boy Tetris

Nintendo informed patrons Sunday, that it will be stopping sales of its Game Boy version of the Tetris for the 3DS, Dec. 31.

American Values Club Crossword Six Puzzle Contest

Variety Is the Spice of Life is the latest contest to come from the independent puzzle publisher, American Values Club Crossword, released Sunday and features six crossword variants and a meta.