The ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt 2014 has now concluded!

A big thank you to everyone who participated! We hope teams had as much fun solving our puzzles as we had writing them!

The Solutions are now available, along with the guesslog.
You can read the revelatory conclusion to this year's story in the Epilogue.

Please send us your feedback by filling out our form and/or emailing us!

Congratulations to the overall winners:

First OverallKiller Chicken Bones
Second OverallMisremembered Apple
Third OverallPlugh (pronounced pluff)

The prize winners (top Australian teams) are:

First PrizePlugh (pronounced pluff)
Second PrizeThe Elite
Third PrizePlugh (pronounced plug)

Congratulations also goes to The Elite for being the first team to solve the Meta and winning the Meta Prize! The Meta prize this year was the A Game of Thrones board game (this year's story's loose inspiration).

Finally, the winner of the Random Prize this year has been selected: Congrats to Gainfully unemployed!

Welcome to the ΣUMS Puzzle Hunt home page!

After an exciting 2013 hunt, ΣUMS is back with what we hope to be an even better puzzle contest in 2014!

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.

This year the hunt kicks off on October 27, noon AEDT. Be sure to check the rules and FAQ for more information.

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 the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney.

The hunt is on!