List of Teams

Teams, as they appear in puzzle hunts, are groups of solvers working together to complete a hunt. Below is a list of teams that are known to either be active, or that have been active in the past.

Some teams have achieved notoriety within the puzzling community from writing one or more major hunts, by performing well in hunt leader-boards, by representing a specific university or location, or by having a unique gimmick. However, there is no notability requirement for teams to be listed here.

Since team sizes for MIT Mystery Hunt are typically an order of magnitude larger than those for any other recurring hunt, large Mystery Hunt teams often divide into subteams for other hunts. Subteams and naming conventions for subteams should be listed in the "notes" column where relevant.

Active teams

Team Name Year of Formation Notes
17th Shard 2019
Ange Management 2018 Result of a split from Palindrome
Blob Wizards
Central Services
Codex Team changes name to various different Codices
Death & Mayhem 2013 (in current form) Result of a merger of Death From Above and Project Electric Mayhem
Duck Soup
Eggplant Parms 2018
Frumious Bandersnatch
✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈ 2011 Airplanes are pronounced "Whoooosh" and "Nyeoooow", respectively
Ghostbloods 2021
Halibut That Bass
Have you Tried
Hunches in Bunches 2015 Split-off from Random Hall team
Immoral, Illegal, and Fattening 2004 Split-off from ACME, competed as "JMac's Birthday Party" for first year
Inert Oaken Heron 2021 Single person team
Keep Puzzling
Killer Chicken Bones
Left Out 2005 Team mostly from USA's Pacific "Left" coast
Les Gaulois 2013 French team (pronounced /lɛ ɡo.lwa/)
Metaphysical Plant 2006 Split-off from Random Hall team
Mobius Strippers
Palindrome 1995 Team changes name to various different palindromes
Please Clap
Pusheen Appreciation Society
Rage 2014 Team changes name to various puns on the word "rage"
r/PictureGame 2017
Setec Astronomy 1996
Setec Astronomy Total Landscaping Team completely changes names for every MITMH; best known for writing the 2014 Mystery Hunt. "Setec Astronomy Total Landscaping" is their current name; they otherwise have no affiliation with Setec Astronomy.
Super Team Awesome
Team Arithmancy 2021 Team which evolved from /r/Arithmancy, a Harry Potter puzzle subreddit
Team Eagle Time
Team Puzzle Potluck Writing Squad
Team To Be Named Later 2018 Name has gradually grown longer over time; abbreviated as TTBNL
Team VTubers
Teammate 2018 (for MITMH) Often uses anagrams of TEAM in their team names
Test Solution Bees Ignore 2019 (in current form) Result of merger of Test Solution Please Ignore and Aviation Laws
The C@r@line Syzygy 2019; 2021 Originally a two-person Mystery Hunt team in 2019; reformed as an open team for smaller hunts in 2021
The Providence Transplantations
Time Vultures
Track: Coconut Pizza Hut 2020
⛎ UNICODE EQUIVALENCE 2021 Often fields smaller teams named for misinterpretations of Unicode characters
Up Late
Weird Lex and the Aladdin Chickenshackers 2020 Pandemic team from the Broken Buzzer and Liquid Kourage trivia communities 2021 Small team born from a discord community about online riddles

Defunct teams

Team Name Year of Formation Year of Disbanding Notes
ACME 1998 2003 Split off from Palindrome under the name Iliaphay, renamed to ACME to run MIT Mystery Hunt 1999. Disbanded after running MIT Mystery Hunt 2003.
Aviation Laws ??? 2019 Merged into Test Solution Bees Ignore
Test Solution Please Ignore ??? 2019 Merged into Test Solution Bees Ignore
Beginner's Luck 2009 2016 Disbanded after writing MIT Mystery Hunt 2016
Manic Sages 2004 2013 Disbanded after writing MIT Mystery Hunt 2013
Death From Above ??? 2013 Merged into Death and Mayhem
Project Electric Mayhem ??? 2013 Merged into Death and Mayhem
The Evil Midnight Bombers What Bomb At Midnight 2006 2009 Disbanded after writing MIT Mystery Hunt 2009