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Welcome to the 3rd Annual

Community Finding Answers Together

Thanks for signing up!

The Solving Fun Puzzle Pals are busy creating puzzles for this year's hunt! They’re excited for our community to explore many of the wonderful sites this city has to offer. 


The Puzzle Hunt includes several weeks of puzzles during the month of May. It’s free and filled with puzzles for you and your family and friends to solve together. Solve one week’s worth or do them all. Previous week's puzzles will remain available through the end of the hunt.  Each week's puzzles will lead to a different location in Palo Alto. Solvers will go to these locations to find clues for final answers. Happy solving!

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Contest begins
May 1, 2024

What is a Puzzle Hunt?

Scavenger Hunt + Puzzles 

  • Collaborate with friends and family to solve puzzles.

  • Filled with a variety of wordplay, logic, math, reasoning, and creative thinking. 

  • Find clues by solving puzzles.

  • Clues lead to locations (in person or virtual).

  • Put together clues and solve a meta puzzle for final answer(s).

Sample Puzzles from Past Hunts


"I had so much fun playing this game with the kids (6 & 3). Kids seems very into this activity as well and biked/walked to find all the clues. I hope this event can come back annually!!!

- Bilson C.

What People are Saying

"Nice harmony with puzzles whose story hinted at the answer without spoiling the puzzle, or pinned down the precise site at a large location." 

-Lia A.

"The puzzle hunt was really fun! The puzzles were fun to solve, and the hunt was a great weekend activity that encouraged exercise (I biked to all of the locations). I've been living in Palo Alto for several years now, and the puzzle hunt introduced me to some places I hadn't beento before. I would definitely do a hunt like this again in the future."

- Aliyeh M.

"We loved it and so much fun, unfortunately my 10 year old son and I ran out of time (and daylight) but still plan to finish it even after the deadline." 

- Amy M.

"Solving the puzzles is really challenging, but it's also very exciting every time after I found the answer. Thank you!"

- Ningwei L.

"This was incredible! It must have taken so much work to put this all together. I love puzzles, and I'm so impressed with the quality and creativity. Thank you so much for doing this! It was truly amazing!"

- Kevin M.

"Did this with my middle schooler, had fun solving the puzzles and getting out to explore -- thanks for putting it together!"

- Meenah H.

"This was a great event! We biked all over the city and even found a few new spots, even though we've lived here for ten years."

- Lucas P.

"This was so much fun. We went to all the places as a family and it was great to explore and spend our weekends together puzzling!"

- Judy H.


Interested in bringing a Puzzle Hunt to your community or business? All puzzle hunts are custom created. Please email us to discuss your needs or for a quote


Yes! Whether you're planning an event for your office, family, friends, classroom, city, or special occasion, we can create a customized puzzle hunt your group will love.

My company is looking for a teambuilding experience, would this work?

My guests are a wide range of ages and skill level, can you accommodate this?

Yes! Puzzles are meant to be solved together. Everyone brings a different perspective and skill set, no matter their age and experience. We can customize the difficulty level as well as create hints for solvers to be 

I'd like to bring a hunt to my organization, but I'm worried about budget. Suggestions?

We're all about problem solving! We make our pricing as reasonable as possible without compromising the quality of our puzzles. Consider finding a corporate sponsor, local donor, or grant. Retailers could sponsor individual puzzles and/or donate prizes. 

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