The ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt 2012 has ended!
Thanks to all who participated - we hope you had as much fun solving out puzzles as we had writing them!
Congratulations to the overall winners:
The prize winners (top Australian teams) are:
Congratulations also goes to Death From Above for being the first team to solve the Meta, and Team Plugh (pronounced plug) for winning the Meta Prize! The Meta prize this year was the board game Tikal.
Finally, the winner of the Random Prize this year has been selected:
Congrats to Huzzle Punters!
Welcome to the ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt home page!
Having finally accrued enough puzzles since the thrilling 2011 hunt, ΣUMS is back with what we hope to be an even better puzzle contest in 2012!
The ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt was created to encourage people to employ mathematical thinking without having to understand any maths. The puzzles are designed to not require any specialist knowledge and so should be quite accessible for everyone.
Our puzzles range in style from picture and word puzzles, to logic and cryptic puzzles, and everything in between. To get an idea of what to expect, check out the puzzles from our previous puzzle hunts.
If you would like to know more about ΣUMS, please visit our webpage.
If you have any queries about the Puzzle Hunt, or would like to join the mailing list without creating a team, feel free to send us an email at sums(at)maths.usyd.edu.au.
The ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt is proudly sponsored by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney.
The hunt is on!