Puzzle Writing Resources

This is a list of resources specific to writing hunt puzzles and hunts. Puzzle Resources gives a list of general resources, while Puzzle Solving Resources gives resources tailored for solving puzzles; many of these resources are helpful when constructing puzzles as well. (for instance, if you want to find words that fit a certain pattern when filling out a grid)


Puzzle Writing

Puzzle Hunt Event Hosting

Hunt Organization

For smaller hunts, a spreadsheet may be sufficient for tracking progress.

  • Puzzlord, an updated version of Puzzletron written in Django
  • Puzzletron, hunt organization software used by MIT Mystery Hunt writing teams from 2011

Puzzle Construction Tools

  • Qxw, for gridding
  • Extraction Finder, for checking whether a target answer can be extracted by indexing into a given list of strings

Hunt Website Frameworks