2017 MIT Mystery Hunt

Hunt is Underway!

You can view the kickoff video at the link below, and log into Monsters et Manus with your team's credentials.

Pre-Hunt Puzzle-Solving Workshop

Wondering how to solve a puzzle if there are no instructions? Or what a meta-puzzle is? Hunt regulars Death from Above will host an introductory puzzle-solving workshop on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Location: 3-370.


The 2017 Mystery Hunt will begin on Friday, January 13, 2017 at noon in room 26-100. An overflow video feed will be shown in room 32-123. The kickoff was streamed online at this link.


Wrapup for the 2017 Hunt will be on Monday, January 16, 2017 at noon. Wrapup will be streamed here.


Thank you to our sponsors!

MIT Large Event Fund and UA Finboard

Amazon Web Services Jobcase Empirical Systems Your Move

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!