1) What is Puzzlepalooza?
Puzzlepalooza is an annual event open to Blair Juniors and Seniors. Students are placed of teams by of about a dozen and solve puzzles of all types in a race to see what team can first complete the final metapuzzle at the end of the week. Prizes are awarded, including for the Winning Team, the First Losers, the Coveted Spirit Award, and more.
2) Prizes? What sort of prizes?
The Prizes are Huge.
3) What kind of puzzles?
The puzzles are written by The Puzzle Lords (and occasionally alumni and other professional puzzle writers) and come in all shapes, sizes, and difficulties. The Puzzle Lords strive to challenge as many parts of your brain as possible, so there can be music puzzles, logic puzzles, word puzzles, crossword puzzles, physical puzzles, construction puzzles, and puzzles without a category.
4) When is it?
This year, it will be during the modified schedule days on the mornings of the 16th, 17th, 19th, and 20th of May. While most of the school's 10th graders are testing that morning, Juniors and Seniors who sign up come to the third floor those days and puzzle!
5) Can I have an example of a puzzle?
Sure. If you head on over to https://puzzlepalooza.mbhs.edu/
, you'll see a link for each year we've run a Puzzlepalooza near the top. Each link has a retrospective of that year's Puzzlepalooza, and will include one to four puzzles from that year that you can try if you wish. Some may be easy, some are quite difficult.
6) How do I sign up?
Easy: just fill out the form below!