Puzzled Pint

Puzzled Pint
Logo of Puzzled Pint
Running TeamAuthor varies every month
First huntJuly 2010
Most recent huntOctober 2022
Number of hunts124
LocationAbout 80 locations

Puzzled Pint is a monthly puzzle hunt held during the second Tuesday of each month. As the name suggests, the hunt is held in a large selection of bars worldwide, and different cities may choose to pick a different bar around the area each time. Each month's hunt has a different theme, and is 4 puzzles long, possibly including a meta puzzle at the end. The puzzles are also of fairly mild difficulty, in order to allow teams to have a casual and fun puzzling experience while (sometimes) drinking in about an hour. Teams are recommended to have 3-5 people, but there is no particular strict limit. Hints are also freely given to teams that request them. After the event, sometimes a bonus puzzle is also released.

Prior to the start of the month's Puzzled Pint, a "location puzzle" is released, which if solved early gives a link to a page detailing a list of locations for that month. Solving the location puzzle is entirely optional, as the locations are also available on the day of the hunt.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Puzzled Pint was started in July 2010 in the city of Portland, Oregon by Ana Roeszler, Curtis Chen, DeeAnn Sole, Matt Cleinman, and Victor Asteinza. In October 2012, the second location in Seattle, Washington was found, and in November 2013 London was the third location. From here, Puzzled Pint began to quickly expand, reaching 10 locations by September 2014 and 20 locations by July 2015. The first Puzzled Pint with an official theme was held on October 2013, with the theme of "Sherlock", though earlier sets (since September 2010) had themes as well. Locations sometimes tracked standings[2], though this practice mostly stopped by 2020, when locations generally temporarily stopped holding live events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, virtual events were held.

Previous Puzzled Pints[edit | edit source]

Date Name
2024-04Puzzled Pint Apr-24 The Magnus Archives
2024-03Puzzled Pint Mar-24 Mathematics
2024-02Puzzled Pint Feb-24 Afternoon Tea
2024-01Puzzled Pint Jan-24 Animal Casino
2023-12Puzzled Pint Dec-23 Over the Garden Wall
2023-11Puzzled Pint Nov-23 Harvest Festival
2023-10Puzzled Pint Oct-23 Novel Prizes
2023-09Puzzled Pint Sep-23 Quantum Physics
2023-08Puzzled Pint Aug-23 Questionable Letters
2023-07Puzzled Pint Jul-23 Christmas In July
2023-06Puzzled Pint Jun-23 Liquid Measures
2023-05Puzzled Pint May-23 Taco Tuesday
2023-04Puzzled Pint Apr-23 Codes
2023-03Puzzled Pint Mar-23 Not Another D&D Podcast
2023-02Puzzled Pint Feb-23 Robots
2023-01Puzzled Pint Jan-23 Five Nights At Freddy's
2022-12Puzzled Pint Dec-22 Cats
2022-11Puzzled Pint Nov-22 Soccer World Cup
2022-10Puzzled Pint Oct-22 Special Characters
2022-09Puzzled Pint Sep-22 7 Deadly Sins
2022-08Puzzled Pint Aug-22 The Expanse
2022-07Puzzled Pint Jul-22 Squid Game
2022-06Puzzled Pint Jun-22 Jurassic Park
2022-05Puzzled Pint May-22 Dogs
2022-04Puzzled Pint Apr-22 Miyazaki
2022-03Puzzled Pint Mar-22 Internet Shopping
2022-02Puzzled Pint Feb-22 Spiritfarer
2022-01Puzzled Pint Jan-22 Avatar
2021-12Puzzled Pint Dec-21 Gilligan's Island
2021-11Puzzled Pint Nov-21 Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
2021-10Puzzled Pint Oct-21 Condiments
2021-09Puzzled Pint Sep-21 Tenet
2021-08Puzzled Pint Aug-21 Vikings
2021-07Puzzled Pint Jul-21 Agatha Christie's Poirot
2021-06Puzzled Pint Jun-21 Chess
2021-05Puzzled Pint May-21 Steven Universe
2021-04Puzzled Pint Apr-21 Greek Mythology
2021-03Puzzled Pint Mar-21 Life in 2020
2021-02Puzzled Pint Feb-21 A Series of Unfortunate Events
2021-01Puzzled Pint Jan-21 PuzzFeed
2020-12Puzzled Pint Dec-20 The Grinch
2020-11Puzzled Pint Nov-20 Scooby-Doo
2020-10Puzzled Pint Oct-20 Seasons
2020-09Puzzled Pint Sep-20 Schoolhouse Rock
2020-08Puzzled Pint Aug-20 The Great British Baking Show
2020-07Puzzled Pint Jul-20 Puzzled Pint's 10th Anniversary
2020-06Puzzled Pint Jun-20 Modern Board Games
2020-05Puzzled Pint May-20 Dr. Seuss
2020-04Puzzled Pint Apr-20 Magic
2020-03Puzzled Pint Mar-20 Frankie & Louie
2020-02Puzzled Pint Feb-20 Circular Reasoning
2020-01Puzzled Pint Jan-20 Neko Atsume
2019-12Puzzled Pint Dec-19 Die Hard
2019-11Puzzled Pint Nov-19 Music
2019-10Puzzled Pint Oct-19 Haunted House
2019-09Puzzled Pint Sep-19 Dimensional Diversions
2019-08Puzzled Pint Aug-19 The Muppet Show
2019-07Puzzled Pint Jul-19 The Space Age
2019-06Puzzled Pint Jun-19 The Crystal Maze
2019-05Puzzled Pint May-19 High School
2019-04Puzzled Pint Apr-19 Head to Head
2019-03Puzzled Pint Mar-19 The Dark Crystal
2019-02Puzzled Pint Feb-19 Art Heist
2019-01Puzzled Pint Jan-19 Friends
2018-12Puzzled Pint Dec-18 The Nightmare Before Christmas
2018-11Puzzled Pint Nov-18 Da Vinci
2018-10Puzzled Pint Oct-18 Zoo Theft
2018-09Puzzled Pint Sep-18 Labyrinth
2018-08Puzzled Pint Aug-18 Pokémon
2018-07Puzzled Pint Jul-18 KANGAROO
2018-06Puzzled Pint Jun-18 Road Trip
2018-05Puzzled Pint May-18 Ampersands
2018-04Puzzled Pint Apr-18 Pintcoin
2018-03Puzzled Pint Mar-18 Harry Potter
2018-02Puzzled Pint Feb-18 Stargate
2018-01Puzzled Pint Jan-18 Stranger Things
2017-12Puzzled Pint Dec-17 Secret Messages
2017-11Puzzled Pint Nov-17 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2017-10Puzzled Pint Oct-17 Dracula
2017-09Puzzled Pint Sep-17 Wedding
2017-08Puzzled Pint Aug-17 Destiny
2017-07Puzzled Pint Jul-17 Game of Thrones
2017-06Puzzled Pint Jun-17 The Prisoner
2017-05Puzzled Pint May-17 Pintopia Press
2017-04Puzzled Pint Apr-17 Playing Cards
2017-03Puzzled Pint Mar-17 Alice in Wonderland
2017-02Puzzled Pint Feb-17 Valentine's Day
2017-01Puzzled Pint Jan-17 Hamilton
2016-12Puzzled Pint Dec-16 Dungeons & Dragons
2016-11Puzzled Pint Nov-16 I Puzzled
2016-10Puzzled Pint Oct-16 Election
2016-09Puzzled Pint Sep-16 Rats
2016-08Puzzled Pint Aug-16 Star Trek
2016-07Puzzled Pint Jul-16 Secret Societies
2016-06Puzzled Pint Jun-16 Pintopia Brewery Tours
2016-05Puzzled Pint May-16 Parks and Recreation
2016-04Puzzled Pint Apr-16 Queen's Birthday
2016-03Puzzled Pint Mar-16 Comic Book Mystery
2016-02Puzzled Pint Feb-16 Shel Silverstein
2016-01Puzzled Pint Jan-16 Crime Scene
2015-12Puzzled Pint Dec-15 Mad Men
2015-11Puzzled Pint Nov-15 The Big Lebowski
2015-10Puzzled Pint Oct-15 Mystery Month
2015-09Puzzled Pint Sep-15 Doctor Who
2015-08Puzzled Pint Aug-15 Semaphore
2015-07Puzzled Pint Jul-15 Portland
2015-06Puzzled Pint Jun-15 TV
2015-05Puzzled Pint May-15 Ex Machina
2015-04Puzzled Pint Apr-15 The A-Team
2015-03Puzzled Pint Mar-15 Mythology
2015-02Puzzled Pint Feb-15 Phobias
2015-01Puzzled Pint Jan-15 X-Men
2014-12Puzzled Pint Dec-14 Reason's Greetings
2014-11Puzzled Pint Nov-14 Ancient Egypt
2014-10Puzzled Pint Oct-14 Back to the Future
2014-09Puzzled Pint Sep-14 Let's Talk About...
2014-08Puzzled Pint Aug-14 Moving Day
2014-07Puzzled Pint Jul-14 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2014-06Puzzled Pint Jun-14 The DoubleClicks
2014-05Puzzled Pint May-14 The Princess Bride
2014-04Puzzled Pint Apr-14 Mix Tape
2014-03Puzzled Pint Mar-14 Casino
2014-02Puzzled Pint Feb-14 Spinal Tap
2014-01Puzzled Pint Jan-14 Transportation
2013-12Puzzled Pint Dec-13 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2013-11Puzzled Pint Nov-13 Five Senses
2013-10Puzzled Pint Oct-13 Sherlock
2013-09Puzzled Pint Sep-13 -
2013-08Puzzled Pint Aug-13 -
2013-07Puzzled Pint Jul-13 -
2013-06Puzzled Pint Jun-13 -
2013-05Puzzled Pint May-13 Arrested Development
2013-04Puzzled Pint Apr-13 -
2013-03Puzzled Pint Mar-13 Jeopardy
2013-02Puzzled Pint Feb-13 Clue
2013-01Puzzled Pint Jan-13 -
2012-12Puzzled Pint Dec-12 -
2012-11Puzzled Pint Nov-12 -
2012-10Puzzled Pint Oct-12 -
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2011-12Puzzled Pint Dec-11 -
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2011-09Puzzled Pint Sep-11 -
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2010-12Puzzled Pint Dec-10 -
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