If you’ve been watching the countdown on the right, then you know that it’s time for P.I. HUNT number 3! That’s special because it’s the closest number to pi there’s going to be unless I decided to make a hunt for May 3rd (.1415… of the way from P.I. HUNT 3 to P.I. HUNT 4.) This year is also special because it shares the same starting date as another puzzle hunt that you should definitely also check out!

As you know, I’m recruiting you to help with the case of Mr. Boddy’s untimely death, which we at the police force believe to be a murder. The reason I came to you is because I heard you’re used to solving unusual cases, like that recent kidnapping by Mystereo Cantos, and some of the evidence is… well… it’s not what I’m used to dealing with.

I’ve gathered up all of the suspicious materials found in the mansion after the body was found and taken and documented pictures. None of the suspects have been identified yet, so I’m tentatively giving the suspects codenames after what they left behind: Suspect Scarlet, Suspect Mustard, Suspect Green, Suspect Peacock, Suspect White, and Suspect Plum. You can see the objects in the picture below, but make sure to also click on the links to pdfs below which contain more detail about exactly what I found at the scene of the crime.

Once you find someone you believe any of the suspects in this case, send it to me at jack[dot]l[dot]lance[at]gmail[dot]com to receive some of the more confidential puzzling evidence.

Suspect Scarlet

Suspect Mustard

Suspect Green

Suspect White

Suspect Peacock

Suspect Plum


P.I. Hunt 2

Note: While these puzzles were originally published on Pi Day, there’s nothing time specific, so feel free to solve and submit puzzles at any time.

As long as you don’t swear by using tau, a controversy which some people seem to constantly get irrationally angry about, then happy pi day! If you’ve finished eating some celebratory pie while watching Life of Pi (played with a Raspberry Pi, of course) to better pi-bond with your friends, that means it must be time for the second installment of P.I. Hunt!

Last year dealt with determining the players for a made-up game, but this year, you get to jump into the action and be the player for a made-up game! You begin as an adventurer in the enchanted woods. You will have to solve puzzles to help you find items, and defeat any obstacles in the way of your adventure. The initial map of the woods you can explore is shown here:

The “S” is your starting cell. To the west, there is an edge of the forest.

To the north, There is a large expanse of desert, and a sign of parched parchment which dryly tells you that it’s far too far and arid for you to cross.

To the east, there is an ice demon. He looks at a list, and says something about his literally cool club being “over capacity” although you swear you just saw him let two snowwomen through.

To the south, there is a sea with a boat blocking the path preventing you from swimming past. It has white paint on it that reads “UNSINKABLE WIZARD SAILBOAT”.

When you have solved a puzzle, you can submit your answer by sending it to me at jack.l.lance@gmail.com. You should also contact me like this if you find any errata, or just want to make a remark or ask for help. You will only be able to unlock new puzzles, so submit answers whenever you solve a puzzle. (If you cannot solve any puzzle and have not seen P.I.HUNT 1, you may want to start with it, as it had an easier initial round for people with less experience to puzzles.)

Leveling Up

Artificial Intelligence


Power Ups

Concept Art


Note: It isn’t Pi Day anymore, but none of these puzzles are time specific, so feel free to solve these puzzles and send me your answers.

Welcome to P.I.HUNT!

If you live in Belize, Canada, Kenya, The Philippines, or The United States, then the day I’m posting this is written as 3/14/15, which has a whole 5 digits of π! This is, as Vi Hart puts it, “much closer to infinity then the usual 3.”

I know that many people that visit my site have differing levels of experience with puzzle-hunty puzzles, so I made two rounds of puzzles. There are 8 puzzles in the first round, called “player” puzzles (the reason for which will be revealed later) which are below. These are on the easier side, and also come with 8 supplemental paragraphs of puzzle hunting advice, one for each puzzle.  After finding the answer to any puzzle, E-mail it to me at jack[dot]l[dot]lance[at]gmail[dot]com to unlock puzzles.

In addition, If you find some erratum, or just want a hint, you can also E-mail me for that.

Here are the supplements which correspond to the puzzles, but not necessarily in the same order, and here are the eight player puzzles:

Duck and Cover


Weird-Looking Creatures

Identity Matrix

Time Codes


Out of the Ordinary

Index Cards


Welcome to the Puzzling Internet HUNT 0, mostly a test run for the hunt which obligatorily will start on 3.14.15, so what should I call this preliminary hunt? When you have an idea (which you will get by solving the meta), or any answers along the way, send me an e-mail at jack.l.lance@gmail.com to unlock the next puzzle and a piece of the meta.

Note: I don’t necessarily live on my computer all the time, so don’t be alarmed if I don’t respond right away. I will guaranteedly respond to you within a day. 

There are 4 puzzles and a meta:



\Pi   \Pi   \Pi

\pi radians