|Running Team||Greg deBeer, later coed astronomy|
|Most recent hunt||2015|
|Number of hunts||10|
|Location||San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle Area|
Iron Puzzler was a puzzle construction challenge that took place in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Seattle Area. It was founded in 2004 by Greg deBeer. Early iterations of the competition were held in Endgame, a tabletop game store located in Oakland. The name and format are inspired by the television cooking series Iron Chef. The event would also be held in Seattle.
The puzzles in the 2008 edition of Iron Puzzler were later rehosted as a Bay Area Night Game as BANG 18.
Format[edit | edit source]
Teams could be up to size six. Teams were given a list of "ingredients" a day in advance, and were tasked to write two different puzzles (one that could fit on a single sheet of paper, and one that could not) incorporating at least two of these ingredients within 24 hours. Thereafter, these teams would race to solve the other puzzles, as well as judging the puzzles based on the use of ingredients, presentation, and fun. Because the length of the solving portion of the event scaled up with more teams, each Iron Puzzler was limited to a maximum of six teams.
List of past competitions[edit | edit source]
|2015||CASTLE, INCH, TIME|
|2012||STRAW, BOW, CHECK||Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow|
|2011||SANDWICH, KEY, FACE||Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow|
|2010 (IP3D) Seattle||BASE, ROLL, SEAL, SILVER|
|2009||HOOK, LINE, SINK|
|2008||STAR, NUT, SCALE||Coed Astronomy |
|2007 Seattle||MONKEY, CHIP, LEAD, STAR, ORANGE|
|2006||BOTTLE, MONSTER, STACK||Platonic Solids |
|2006 Seattle||CLOCK, L, MERCURY, SPOON|
|2004||PIPE, QUEEN OF SPADES, TWENTY-SEVEN|