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Do you love unique and challenging puzzles? So do we.
The Year of Puzzles is 12, make that 18, no, make that 22 great puzzles from world‑class constructors. Brought to you by Puzzazz.
Do you love unique and challenging puzzles? So do we. The Year of Puzzles is 12, make that 18, no, make that 22 great puzzles from world‑class constructors. Brought to you by Puzzazz.
502 backers pledged $20,025 to help bring this project to life.

Games Night!

Posted by Roy Leban (Creator)

We are lucky to have Richard Garfield as one of our advisors and we're pleased to announce that he has agreed to create one of the puzzles during the Year of Puzzles.

Richard is best known as the inventor of Magic: The Gathering and RoboRally, and he's got one of the largest game collections we've ever seen. After one of his recent game nights, Richard took these pictures that, surprisingly, describe the result of the night. What was it?

Upgraded T-Shirts Stretch Goal

We only need 8 more backers at the EXPERT level or above for you to be able to pick your own answer for your t-shirt. If you know somebody who's wavering, tell them the shirt will be really, really cool.

More Useful Information

As people solve puzzles in the mini puzzlehunt, they've been learning little bits of useful information. Here's some more of what they've learned:

  • We hid a puzzle in the Puzzazz app icon for iOS. Solve it, then follow, then follow the other instructions to send a copy of those instructions to us and you will get a bonus final answer sent to you.
  • If you have an iPhone or iPad, installing the Puzzazz app will make it more fun to solve a future puzzle (it's not required, but it will help).

See earlier updates for more information.

Hints to Earlier Puzzles

We've Heard there's a homophonic puzzle.

It is not cheating to talk about puzzles, write about them, blog about them, even post to Twitter or Facebook about them. However, to avoid spoiling puzzles for others, please do not put the answer to any puzzle in the mini puzzlehunt in the comments. To verify an answer, visit


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    1. Roy Leban Creator on

      @Joshua: Sometimes it's tough to give people a hint without giving a puzzle away. But there will be something that should help you soon.

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      Joshua Post on

      Will there be more hints regarding the hidden puzzle? I see where the clues say to start, but don't see anything significant to go off of. I've solved all of the others, but this one is just so small...

    3. Roy Leban Creator on

      @Ken: The second hidden puzzle isn't hidden anymore (and if you solved 9 puzzles, you should have gotten the location as part of the "useful information"). See above and the list at the bottom of the main page.

      @Don: We can't delete comments, but don't worry. You were vague enough that it shouldn't spoil anything.

    4. Ken Davis on

      Have correctly answered 9/10 of the puzzles. Still haven't found the second hidden puzzle (answer length 5) yet.

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      Don Lycette on

      I was using the short version. Thanks. And thanks for all the puzzles. I'm having a great time with them. Please delete my comments so as not to ruin it for others.

    6. Roy Leban Creator on

      @Don: On the puzzle, are you referring to the full name of the item, or the short name that people refer to it by? It should be the full name. If that's not the issue, drop us an email or use the Contact form on Kickstarter or our web site.

      On upgrading your level, at the top of the project page, there is a big blue button labeled Manage Your Pledge. Click on that and you'll have an opportunity to change your pledge and selected reward. Make sure you change both of them as it will not change your reward automatically when you change your pledge.

      Thanks for your support!

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      Don Lycette on

      On the latest puzzle, I got the correct answer but the photo for the last letter doesn't agree with the item it refers to (looking at box as I type). If I want to upgrade to Expert Level, how does one do this? Thanks