|Most recent hunt||2022|
|Number of hunts||5|
The Cryptex Hunt is an annual, online hunt with a mechanic of searching for hidden puzzles. It is normally an event which runs for a week, where puzzles are released on a daily basis.
It is sponsored by Justin Nevins, who provides a Cryptex® as a first and second prize. The hunt traditionally takes place around March 1st, penned as 'International Cryptex Day' by Nevins.
History[edit | edit source]
The Cryptex Hunt was first created in 2018 when Errol Elumir wanted to create a puzzle hunt and Justin Nevins wanted to create a unique, custom Cryptex® as a prize for a puzzle hunt.
Since then, it has become an annual event where the first place winner receives a custom Nevins Line Cryptex®, and a second draw prize of a standard 5-ring Cryptex®.
Previous Hunts[edit | edit source]
|Year||Launch Date||Number of Puzzles||Notes|
|2018||2018-02-24||31||Puzzles were hidden in a MUD.|
|2019||2019-03-01||20||Puzzles were hidden in a magazine.|
|2020||2020-02-29||9+bonus||Puzzles were hidden in a novel.|
|2021||2021-03-01||10+2 metas||Puzzles were hidden in 8-bit adventure games.|
|2022||2022-02-28||10+meta||Puzzles were hidden in puzzles.|