Stanford Puzzlehunt Archive

Stanford Puzzlehunt was an annual competition. It is a college student-run competition, characterized by the difficulty and complexity of its puzzles. Amador Valley High School participated each year as part of Pleasanton Math League (which is composed of students from Amador and Foothill High School along with the three Pleasanton middle schools). As of now, the Stanford Puzzlehunt is no longer taking place.

Format of Puzzle Hunt:
  • two sets of puzzles: each set contains puzzles which are used for a meta puzzle
  • the regular puzzles are easier than the meta puzzle, but the meta puzzle is worth the most points
  • at least 1/2 to 2/3 of the puzzles need to be solved before attempting the meta puzzle
  • the meta puzzle uses the answers of the regular puzzles to obtain its answer
  • there is often a run-around, trivia round, and/or a scavenger hunt
  • whichever team obtains the most points by the end of the Hunt wins!

In 2012, 14 Pleasanton teams attended Stanford Puzzle Hunt!

Congratulations to our teams "Lynbrook High School" for placing first and "Team Rocket" for placing second this year!
Pleasanton students on "Lynbrook High School" are the following: Eugene Chen, Rick Huang, Hanying Mo, and Brian Shimanuki.
Pleasanton students on "Team Rocket" are the following: Ray Zhou.

Thank you to everyone who participated this year!

Puzzle Archives
Brian Shimanuki,
Oct 30, 2013, 7:04 PM
Brian Shimanuki,
Mar 24, 2012, 8:38 PM