Cipher & Code Breaking Competition

Cipher & Code Breaking Competition
Logo of Cipherpuzzles
Running TeamCipherpuzzles
First hunt2008
Most recent hunt2023
Number of hunts13
LocationOnline
Links
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Cipher & Code Breaking Competition, often abbreviated as CCBC, is an annual puzzle hunt run by Cipherpuzzles. It is the oldest puzzlehunt in Chinese. The old name for CCBC was Cipher & Code Bar Competition because the first CCBC was run by SEVENKING who was the administrator of Baidu Cipher Bar in 2008. This name was used until CCBC X, the 10th iteration of CCBC. Due to the reduced correlation between CCBC and Baidu Cipher Bar, the name was changed from 'Bar' to 'Breaking'. It is mainly designed for Chinese puzzle solvers but also friendly to non-Chinese puzzle solvers. Like many other hunts, the winning team will be responsible for designing next year’s hunt. It allows a max team size of 5.

List of Hunts[edit | edit source]

Year Launch Date Number of Puzzles Link Theme
2023 2023-08-11 123 CCBC 13 Space Exploration
2022 2022-08-12 68 CCBC 12 Time Loop
2021 2021-08-05 40 CCBC 11 Criminal Case
2020 2020-08-07 53 CCBC X Island
2016 2016-08-12 46 CCBC 9 Lost Time
2015 2015-08-08 Unknown CCBC 8 Old Castle Exploration
2014 2014-08-08 Unknown CCBC 7 CCB Continent
2013 2013-08-09 Unknown CCBC 6 CCB City
2012 2012-08-03 49 CCBC 5 Counter-Catastrophe Battle Commission 5
2011 2011-08-06 33 CCBC 4 CCB Civilization
2010 2010-08-08 41 CCBC 3 Kidnap During World Cup
2009 2009-08-01 14 CCBC 2 Pirates' Adventure
2008 2008-08-01 8 CCBC 1 Unknown