Puzzled Pintglass

Happy Birthday to Puzzled Pint

I would like to give a big shout-out as well as a con­grat­u­la­tions and a thank you to the group run­ning Puzzled Pint (puzzledpint.com, @PuzzledPint). They cel­e­brated their sec­ond birth­day last night at the Funhouse Lounge.

It was an odd birth­day, to say the least. I think “Pin The Tail On The Donkey” was rigged! And they gave us gifts.

Puzzled Pintglass
Puzzled Pintglass (sticker not pic­tured)

Those that know me in per­son have prob­a­bly heard me explain the event, but in case I have not seen you for a while or you are read­ing this from the dark, scary wilds that exist beyond the bor­ders of PDX, here is a brief descrip­tion. Puzzled Pint is on the sec­ond Tuesday of the month at an undis­closed loca­tion. The night before, a loca­tion puz­zle appears on their web­site. Solve it to know where to go. (If you get stuck, there are sev­eral lev­els of hints avail­able plus you can call them once the event has started to get the answer if you are truly stuck.) Once you reach the loca­tion, you splin­ter off into teams. Each team receives a packet of puz­zles and a blank answer sheet. You solve the puz­zles, fill in the answers, and sub­mit the sheet. If cor­rect, they record your elapsed time. Team stand­ings are posted in the next cou­ple of days, but I am unaware of any­one who views the “com­pe­ti­tion” as an actual com­pe­ti­tion. (Go Goat Masonry!)

I can’t say that I have been attend­ing for all of those two years.  Although it has been on my radar, I only started attend­ing around the time of DASH 4.  But I raise my pint glass in their direc­tion.  Cheers to many more Puzzled Pints and, again, thank you.

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Brian Enigma

Brian Enigma is a Portlander, manipulator of atoms & bits, minor-league blogger, and all-around great guy. He typically writes about the interesting “maker” projects he's working on, but sometimes veers off into puzzles, software, games, local news, and current events.

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