Puzzle Writing Resources

This is a list of resources specific to writing hunt puzzles and running hunts. Community Resources gives a list of community resources, while Puzzle Solving Resources gives resources tailored for solving puzzles; many of these resources are helpful when constructing puzzles as well. (for instance, if you want to find words that fit a certain pattern when filling out a grid)

Wisdom and Guidance[edit | edit source]

Puzzle Event Hosting Wisdom[edit | edit source]

Puzzle Writing Wisdom[edit | edit source]

Software and Websites[edit | edit source]

Standalone Answer Checker[edit | edit source]

Hunt Writing Workflow Managers[edit | edit source]

For smaller hunts, a spreadsheet may be sufficient for tracking progress.

Hunt Website Servers[edit | edit source]

Spoilr[edit | edit source]

Grid Logic Editors/Players[edit | edit source]

Crossword Construction Tools[edit | edit source]

Word lists[edit | edit source]

These word list resources may be helpful for constructing word puzzles (such as crosswords), as well as defining what words are legal for interactive puzzles and games.

Other Puzzle Construction Tools[edit | edit source]

  • Puzzle JS, for setting interactive JS based puzzles in HTML.
  • Extraction Finder, for checking whether a target answer can be extracted by indexing into a given list of strings