✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈

✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈ (pronounced "whoosh Galactic Trendsetters neeoww") is a MIT-affliated team that participates in the MIT Mystery Hunt, as well as other puzzle hunts in smaller groups. Started in 2011, they placed top 10 in eight MIT Mystery Hunts. They won the 2020 MIT Mystery Hunt and subsequently hosted the 2021 MIT Mystery Hunt. Since 2017, they have run four iterations of the online Galactic Puzzle Hunt, as well as BAPHL 11.

History[edit | edit source]

✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈ first originated as an MIT Mystery Hunt team based in the 3W floor (also known as floorpi) of MIT's East Campus dorm.[1][2] They competed under the names Operation Catbus in 2011 and Occupy Leisure Station in 2012, eventually naming themselves after Galactic Trendsetters, a card in the board game Race for the Galaxy.

In other hunts, subteams of Galactic often use the name [pi] or floorpi, in reference to the dorm name. Additionally some subteams compete under variations of the Galactic name, often with six emoji and a name connected to the hunt theme. Teams under [pi] usually include current dorm residents, while those under the Galactic name are often composed of alumni and friends.

Trendsetters are also a sister team to teammate, having previously hunted together in the MIT Mystery Hunt until 2017. teammate split off and formed a separate team in 2018.

Mystery Hunt performances[edit | edit source]

Hunt Year Placement Comments
MIT Mystery Hunt 2022 2022 5th -
MIT Mystery Hunt 2021 2021 n.a. Hosted the hunt
MIT Mystery Hunt 2020 2020 1st -
MIT Mystery Hunt 2019 2019 5th -
MIT Mystery Hunt 2018 2018 5th -
MIT Mystery Hunt 2017 2017 4th -
MIT Mystery Hunt 2016 2016 - Top 10(?)
MIT Mystery Hunt 2015 2015 8th
MIT Mystery Hunt 2014 2014 8th As Galactic Dogesetters
MIT Mystery Hunt 2013 2013 16th As wub / ✈✈✈Galactic Trendsetters✈✈✈
MIT Mystery Hunt 2012 2012 17th As Occupy Leisure Station
MIT Mystery Hunt 2011 2011 32th As Desert Catbus

Other Hunt performances[edit | edit source]

Date Hunt Rank Notes
2022-08-26 Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2022 Host
2022-06-18 Huntinality 2022 2 as Team Goomblor
2022-06-18 Huntinality 2022 3 as Team Clue
2022-04-15 Quantum Online Puzzle Hunt 2 as 🔁🔁🔁 galactic tMIP*ndsetters 🔁🔁🔁
2022-04-15 Quantum Online Puzzle Hunt 13 as ⚛️⚛️⚛️ Galactic Trendsetters ⚛️⚛️⚛️
2022-01-14 MIT Mystery Hunt 2022 6
2021-12-18 Puzzle Rojak 3 as 🦌🦌🐋🐅🦃
2021-12-18 Puzzle Rojak 5 as ☝️☝️☝️ @everyone ☝️☝️☝️
2021-12-04 Silph Puzzle Hunt 2021 11 as Team Galactic (Team ❄️)
2021-10-01 Teammate Hunt 2021 3 as 🦁🦁🦁 Galactic LionTAMErs 🦁🦁🦁
2021-10-01 Teammate Hunt 2021 8 as The Other Team
2021-09-10 QoDE Puzzle Hunt 1 as 📜📜📜 Codex Galacticus 📜📜📜
2021-08-21 Puzzle Potluck 4 2 as 🧉🧉🧉we've got drinks, bring food🧉🧉🧉
2021-08-21 Puzzle Potluck 4 4 as apractic pacesetters
2021-07-23 Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2020 Host
2021-05-08 Paradox Puzzle Hunt 2021 1
2021-01-15 MIT Mystery Hunt 2021 Host
2020-12-12 CRUMS Puzzle Hunt 2020 5 as 🍪🍪🍪 Megan T. Cookie 🍪🍪🍪
2020-01-17 MIT Mystery Hunt 2020 1 as trendsetters
2019-01-18 MIT Mystery Hunt 2019 5
2018-01-12 MIT Mystery Hunt 2018 5


As [pi]:

Date Hunt Rank Notes
2022-06-18 Huntinality 2022 11 as venture ca[pi]talists
2022-04-15 Quantum Online Puzzle Hunt 8 as pi
2021-12-18 Puzzle Rojak 13 as [pi]
2021-12-04 Silph Puzzle Hunt 2021 12 as [pi] (Team 🔥)
2021-08-21 Puzzle Potluck 4 16 as [pi]
2021-05-08 Paradox Puzzle Hunt 2021 8 as ⌊π⌋


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