Luogu Puzzle Hunt 1

Luogu Puzzle Hunt 1 (LGPH 1,link) was the first edition of LGPH. This competition took place from October 1, 2023, to October 7, 2023. LGPH 1 only allowed individual participation. There were 687 participants in total, and 16 of them successfully completed the competition. They have become a part of the organizers of LGPH 2.

You can see the Chinese solutions of all the puzzles here (all in Chinese, but most of them can be translated).

Plot[edit | edit source]

Unlike other Puzzle Hunts, LGPH 1 does not place much emphasis on the depth of plot development.

But this does not mean that LGPH 1 has no plot.

Here is a very clichéd background plot:

You fainted at some point and woke up to find yourself trapped in a maze.

There are some rooms in the maze, each with a puzzle. After solving the corresponding puzzle, you can obtain a map leading to other rooms.

Due to your poor sense of direction, you can't find any other rooms by wandering around.

Your ultimate goal is to find the room leading to the maze exit.

List of Puzzles in LGPH 1[edit | edit source]

LGPH 1 consisted of 20 small puzzles, 8 middle puzzles, 2 large puzzles, and a Final Meta.

  • Puzzles marked (c) require some Chinese knowledge apart from simple translation.

Small Puzzles[edit | edit source]

This round contains 20 small puzzles without titles.

Middle Puzzles[edit | edit source]

  1. 混沌逆乱 (Chaotic Disorder) (c)
  2. 过往之忆 (Memories of the Past)
  3. 合而为一 (Unite as One)
  4. 后现代诗 (Postmodern Poetry) (c)
  5. 语言学竞赛 (Linguistic Competition) (c)
  6. 密码破译 (Learning in Cryptanalysis)
  7. 光暗之元 (The Meta about Light and Darkness)
  8. 立方之星 (Stars on a Cube)

Large Puzzles[edit | edit source]

Final Meta - 命定的唯一 (The only one that is destined to be)[edit | edit source]

The Final Meta of LGPH 1 uses answers to all small, medium, and large puzzles, and even the link to them (all the puzzles are published on the cloud clipboard, a built-in feature of Luogu, and the links are completely random).