College Puzzle Challenge

College Puzzle Challenge
Running TeamMicrosoft
First hunt2003
Most recent hunt2018
Number of hunts15
LocationVarious universities

College Puzzle Challenge (CPC) was an annual puzzle hunt held at various American university campuses, run and sponsored by Microsoft. A somewhat distinctive characteristic of CPC was that puzzles were released in waves, where teams would be given a packet of puzzles in each wave, containing paper copies of the puzzles. Additionally, some years experimented with a scoring system that would award bonus points for being the first team to solve a puzzle.

Each location started at the same time, adjusting for time zone. Prizes were awarded to top teams at each location, as well as an overall winner of all locations. These prizes included various Microsoft products, such as Xbox One's and Surface Pro's.