2021 MIT Mystery Hunt

The Next Hunt

Greetings puzzlers!

MIT Puzzle Club and the ✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈ are thrilled to announce that the 41st annual MIT Mystery Hunt will begin at noon ET on Friday, January 15th, 2021. Wrap-up will take place at noon ET on Monday, January 18th, 2021.

The safety and well-being of all Mystery Hunt participants is our top priority, and world events currently make it impossible to gather in a safe manner. As a result, this year's hunt will be held remotely, rather than on MIT’s campus as usual.

While this means that Mystery Hunt may feel different than in the past, our team is excited at the opportunity to reinvent Hunt for a new medium. The Hunt will be similar in length and difficulty to recent Mystery Hunts, and we are confident that it will be especially fun and innovative. We have a lot of surprises in store that we can’t wait to share with you.

We will follow up in a few months with registration and more logistics, but in the meantime, please see our FAQ page with more details, and feel free to email us at puzzle@mit.edu with any additional questions.

How to Participate

Registration: Please view the registration website for more details.

Contribute To Or Be Involved In Mystery Hunt

Current MIT Students (undergraduate and graduate): Join the student group for Hunt: Puzzle Club! The group organizes the logistics of Mystery Hunt and also meets every month or two on campus to do Mystery Hunt-style puzzles together and eat free food. Help get your fellow students excited about Hunt. For occasional announcements and info, subscribe to puzzle-club-announce here . To come to club meeetings and other organizational events, subscribe to puzzle-club here. With any questions, email us at puzzle-club-exec@mit.edu.

Especially non-students—donate to MIT Puzzle Club: If you’re an MIT alum or just love Mystery Hunt, please consider making a donation to Puzzle Club student organization. Puzzle Club hosts puzzling activities year round as well as Hunt, and through your small donations, Puzzle Club and Hunt organizers can focus on Hunt instead of fundraising. To help ensure puzzling and Hunt remain an ongoing MIT tradition, please visit our MIT donations page .

For all non-students (including those outside of MIT), we’re happy to hear from you regarding collaboration on events, interest in attending Puzzle Club activities, and other ideas. We are also compiling a list of teams that students can join for hunts throughout the year and would love to add Hunt teams’ contact information. For any of the above, please email us at puzzle-club-exec@mit.edu.

Organizations: Hunt is also supported by generous corporate sponsors and donors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact our sponsorship team .

Join the Mailing List

If you would like to receive email updates about Hunt, join the puzzle-hunters mailing list here.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in January!

Puzzle Club & ✈✈✈ Galactic Trendsetters ✈✈✈