Mystery League: Team-Based Puzzle Hunts

Sandor Weisz has just launched a new business called Mystery League: it’s a multi-hour puzzle hunt, designed for large groups.

Not your typical “check an item off a list” scavenger hunt, these events seem to be a mixture of sleuthing, code breaking, and creative problem solving. Most of all, it seems to be largely social in nature, with a lot of other participants helping/playing at once.

The site and descriptions sounds really intriguing, though the price tag isn’t something a regular person can really swing (although if you can, email me so we can become friends). The pricing structure suggests the business is geared more towards companies and team-building, though there are sometimes public events that are available.

If you’re curious to experience one of these events, sign up for the newsletter. Bonus points if you recognize the reference in the sample email address. Cootys Rat Semen.

I’m reminded that Sandor presented at 20×2 Chicago: Who Knew?, many years ago. And while I can’t recall deatils right now of that presentation he gave, I recall being absolutely enthralled at his talk. Sounds like the right guy to be creating puzzles!

// Edit: Though I can definitely not afford to book an event for myself, I’m thinking it would be an interesting project to try to crowd-source the cost. Break it down so that 80 interested strangers could all chip in $40 and arrange to have a puzzle hunt set up.

[via @me3dia]

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  1. Thanks for the nice write-up, Felix. I think the topic of that talk was the Beale Ciphers (, appropriately enough.

    The pricing model is definitely targeted at companies and corporations. When I do public hunts, the price per person will be less, somewhere around $40-$50/person. If you and some friends wanted to pool together to do a hunt, that’d be great. I’d be happy to do it for $40/person, as long as you got at least 40 people.


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  2. Ah, the Beal Ciphers! Totally bookmarking that now for later reading.

    I also love that the crytograms are actually listed on Wikipedia. Fascinating stuff.

    avoision Reply

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