2016 MIT Mystery Hunt


Registration for the 2016 Mystery Hunt can be found at the registration page. The list of rooms available for HQ is also available.


The 2016 Mystery Hunt will begin on Friday, January 15, 2016 at noon. Regardless of when the first team finds the coin, HQ will stay open accepting puzzle answer submissions until at least 6 pm on Sunday. Wrap up will be no later than 12 pm on Monday.


Order your Hunt T-shirts by joining our Kickstarter by December 31!

The Kendall Hotel is offering special rates for hotel rooms during Mystery Hunt. Hunters can receive special rates starting at $159/night from the night of Friday 1/15 to the night of Monday 1/18 (Rates are $179 on nights outside this range). Parking is also available for $15/day. From now until December 22, they will be setting up a room block just for us. You can still book after December 22, but rates and rooms will be based on availability. Either use the group code MYS16 on the hotel website or call the Kendall Hotel at (617)577-1300 from 9 AM-9 PM Monday-Friday to arrange a reservation.

The Hyatt Regency is offering rates starting at $129/night for nights ranging from Wednesday 1/13 to Monday 1/18. Parking is also available for $20/day. In order to make reservations, please use this booking website or call the hotel at (617)492-1234 during business hours and tell them you are with the MIT Mystery Hunt reservation block. This block will be held until December 23. If you are told the block is full, please place your reservation anyway and contact the Event Coordinator Anne Beaumont noting your reservation # and that it needs to be added to the MIT MYSTERY HUNT block. If you have any troubles after that, please contact us and we will intercede.


If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the MIT Mystery Hunt, please contact our sponsorship team.


Donate to support the Mystery Hunt

The MIT Mystery Hunt is a free event that is open to all interested participants, and it will stay that way. However, as the Hunt has grown the cost to run the event has also grown -- in recent years, the total cost has approached $10,000. The Mystery Hunt is an ASA-recognized group, and as such we get some of our funding from Finboard, the Large Events Fund, and other sources at MIT. In the past we have also have received generous support from corporate donors. However, every year members of the organizing team have to pay for some costs out of their own pockets. Our hope is to put the Mystery Hunt in a more stable financial position for the future.

As an MIT student activity, we can accept donations to our operating fund through MIT's donation mechanism. If you would like to donate, you may do so at the link above. Any money that you donate will go into the student group's account and will help defray the cost of this year's Hunt. Any surpluses from this year will roll over to future Hunts. If you or your company would like to make a non-monetary donation to the Mystery Hunt (server space, food for event puzzles, caffeine pills to keep us awake) please email puzzle@mit.edu and let us know how you wish to help. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you at kickoff next January!

For details about the 2015 Mystery Hunt, see our archive.