The α-betical Order

The α-betical Order is a fully remote team that participates in the MIT Mystery Hunt and commonly fields smaller teams for other hunts as well.

History[edit | edit source]

The α-betical Order was formed in late 2020 to participate in the 2021 MIT Mystery Hunt under the name Is your king also your knight or is your king your king?, a reference to a moment from the last hunt some of the members had tried to solve. They continued using this method of picking a name based on a reference to the last hunt they did up until Teammate Hunt 2021. At that point, in an attempt to have a more unifying theme to their names, they used the name B Side Donks, an attempt to emulate the structure of "7th Beat Games," a reference to a video game company many of the members were in the community of. In their very next hunt, CMU Hunt Fall 2021, they used the name E-Mail Scams, establishing the naming scheme they still use today.

Naming Scheme[edit | edit source]

The team's naming scheme uses a two word phrase where the second word is a plural noun and the first word starts with a sounded out letter, which is separated from the rest of the word by a hyphen. For instance, their name for Silph Puzzle Hunt 2021 was L-ectric Detectives, read as "Electric Detectives." Their general name, The α-betical Order, is thus read as "The Alphabetical Order."

Mystery Hunt Performances[edit | edit source]

Date Hunt Rank Notes
2022-01-14 MIT Mystery Hunt 2022 59 as X-ile Helix
2021-01-15 MIT Mystery Hunt 2021 128 as Is your king also your knight or is your king your king?

Other Hunt Performances[edit | edit source]

Date Hunt Rank Notes
2023-12-01 Huntinality 3 42 as Y-te Knights
2023-12-01 Huntinality 3 45 as A-sop's Fables
2023-07-28 Shardhunt 29 as R-dent Librarians
2023-06-02 ABCDEFG 23 as α-Centauri Dispatch
2023-05-06 Microsoft Puzzlehunt 2023 36 as U-niversity Students
2022-10-08 EC Puzzle Hunt 2022 40 as C-nic Environments
2022-08-26 Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2022 37 as A-Plus Students
2022-06-18 Huntinality 2022 92 as M-ployer Benefits
2022-04-15 Quantum Online Puzzle Hunt 46 as Q-Bit Computers
2021-12-18 Puzzle Rojak 1 40 as O-tak-otaks
2021-12-04 Silph Puzzle Hunt 2021 49 as L-ectric Detectives (Team ⚡)
2021-10-01 Teammate Hunt 2021 31 as B Side Donks
2021-09-10 QoDE Puzzle Hunt 71 as alaskapocalypse
2021-07-23 Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2020 145 as ThE iNiTiAlS aRe ThE sAmE
2021-05-29 Huntinality 2021 31 as Cottonwood of Telecommunications
2021-05-08 Paradox Puzzle Hunt 2021 62 as that's not green, it's sand
2021-01-30 Inexact Puzzle Hunt 57 as Something