Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2018

Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2018
Logo of GPH 2018
Running Team✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈
No. of Registered Teams504
Winning Teamhave you tried random anagramming
No. of Rounds4
No. of Puzzles (Feeders and Metas)41
Timeframe and Location
LocationOnline
Start Time3:14PM ET, March 16, 2018
Finishing Time (Winning Team)6:20PM ET, March 18, 2018
Official End Time3:14AM ET, March 26, 2018
Links
Hunt LinkLink
Wrapup LinkLink
Leaderboard LinkLink
Galactic Puzzle Hunt Chronology
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Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2018, titled The Great Galactic Bakeoff, was the second iteration of the Galactic Puzzle Hunt, run by ✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈. This was the first Galactic Puzzle Hunt to feature progression-based unlocks, as puzzles would unlock based on what puzzles the team has solved, instead of unlocking at a set schedule. The puzzle hunt was themed after the incremental game Cookie Clicker and cookies in general. Initially, puzzles are unlocked through clicking on a cookie in order to increase the number of cookies. However, the cookie requirement quickly becomes infeasible to attain through simply clicking, and therefore teams must solve puzzles to advance.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The first part involves a contest where the first team to reach a billion cookies would win. One team quickly reaches this goal - COOKIECOOKIECOOKIE - and the hunt is won.[1] However, this raises suspicions as it turns out that this team has not solved a single puzzle. Instead, teams solve the Consolation Prize meta in order to determine the identity of this suspicious team, and determine that it is actually the Cookie Monster! The next rounds unlock abilities to use at the Great Galactic Bakery, where the Cookie Monster is stationed. The endgame involves bringing the number of cookies that Cookie Monster has down to 0.

List of Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Round 1[edit | edit source]

Chessmen Round[edit | edit source]

Fortune Cookies Round[edit | edit source]

Animal Crackers Round[edit | edit source]

Bakery (Endgame)[edit | edit source]

Leaderboard[edit | edit source]

Rank Team Cookies Baked Finish Time
1 have you tried random anagramming 948,022,000 2018-03-18 6:20:00 PM
2 Tasty Samoas, Please Ingest 948,022,001 2018-03-18 8:32:00 PM
3 Killer Chicken Bones 948,016,735 2018-03-18 11:31:00 PM
4 Plugholate chip cookies 948,004,721 2018-03-18 11:39:00 PM
5 Just for the Halibut 948,022,280 2018-03-19 2:45:00 AM
6 The Elite 948,031,337 2018-03-19 8:21:00 PM
7 k-CLICK 902,048,676 2018-03-19 11:41:00 PM
8 Time Zones Are Hard 948,088,795 2018-03-19 11:43:00 PM
9 ducksoup 950,888,776 2018-03-19 11:49:00 PM
10 [Redacted] 948,012,500 2018-03-20 12:33:00 AM
11 🎏🎏🎏 Chocolate Herrings 🎏🎏🎏 948,022,000 2018-03-20 1:21:00 AM
12 🍪🍪🍪 Pluru 🍪🍪🍪 948,007,043 2018-03-20 2:11:00 AM
13 Cardinality 948,023,223 2018-03-20 2:31:00 AM
14 Ducky Charms 948,006,499 2018-03-20 2:47:00 AM
15 The Last Puzzlebenders 948,009,555 2018-03-20 3:12:00 AM
16 Tantalizing Snickerdoodles Produced Incrementally 948,003,186 2018-03-20 11:10:00 AM
17 🐝 Aviation Laws 🐝 948,013,300 2018-03-20 12:03:00 PM
18 Just-Us League 924,018,000 2018-03-20 8:28:00 PM
19 Pusheen Appreciation Society 948,088,156 2018-03-21 6:59:00 AM
20 Flower Power 900,004,911 2018-03-21 10:26:00 AM
21 Words and Numbers 900,004,419 2018-03-22 2:04:00 AM
22 Team Runpeng 948,514,273 2018-03-22 7:45:00 AM
23 Snickerdoodles 948,002,990 2018-03-22 3:32:00 PM
24 Portugal. The man. The plan. The canal. 900,001,404 2018-03-23 12:40:00 AM
25 Phlogiston 900,007,148 2018-03-23 3:02:00 PM
26 Click, Lose or Banana 806,004,560 2018-03-23 4:36:00 PM
27 Hailfire Spotters 948,005,630 2018-03-23 8:01:00 PM
28 Misremembered Apple 900,012,345 2018-03-23 9:34:00 PM
29 Synod 900,003,605 2018-03-24 1:16:00 AM
30 Frumious Bandersnatch 948,018,680 2018-03-24 1:26:00 AM
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  1. Specifically, this part of the story is revealed when a team solves most of the first round puzzles.