Central Services

(Redirected from Scenic Travelers)

Central Services is a team that participates in the MIT Mystery Hunt. The team was founded in 2008 by Marc Tanner and other members from Pturnips (a team with large Tech Squares presence), in an effort to create a smaller, more cohesive team. Many members of the team are MIT alums who graduated between 2004 and 2006. The team entirely hunts on-site.

The team name comes from the 1985 movie Brazil, along with the typical phone callback catchphrase ("We do the work, you do the pleasure!") that Central Services used during the phone callback era.[1]

For smaller online hunts, Central Services splits into splinter teams with anagrams of "Central Services", such as "Scenic Travelers".

Hunt performances[edit | edit source]

Date Hunt Rank Notes
2022-01-14 MIT Mystery Hunt 2022 23
2021-01-15 MIT Mystery Hunt 2021 25
2020-01-17 MIT Mystery Hunt 2020 17 as cservices
2019-01-18 MIT Mystery Hunt 2019 15
2018-01-12 MIT Mystery Hunt 2018 16
2017-01-13 MIT Mystery Hunt 2017 12
2016-01-15 MIT Mystery Hunt 2016 13
2015-01-16 MIT Mystery Hunt 2015 14
2014-01-10 MIT Mystery Hunt 2014 13
2013-01-11 MIT Mystery Hunt 2013 15 as cservices
2012-01-13 MIT Mystery Hunt 2012 11
2011-01-14 MIT Mystery Hunt 2011 14

As Scenic Travelers:

Date Hunt Rank Notes
2021-09-10 QoDE Puzzle Hunt 28

References[edit | edit source]