Take the full name of a famous singer. Remove a letter, and add a letter, to the first name to get a kind of business. Then remove 3 letters from the last name to get something you’d find on the floor of that business. Who is this person?
I contributed a puzzle to this hunt, an all-day mail-order puzzle hunt that you play at home, while dozens of other teams do the same at theirs. My puzzle is a full-color 16-page comic book. Almost every puzzle in this set involves non-paper objects that get shipped with the kit: black light, magnifying glass, LEGOs, etc. All the proceeds of the hunt are going to the Innocence Project.
SOLVER is an upcoming movie about a man whose grandfather dies and leaves him clues to help unfurl a mystery. The team behind the movie is currently running an online puzzle hunt ahead of the movie’s release. 12 hunt winners will win tickets to the premiere of the movie.
Is this funny? I dunno, but if McSweeney’s publishes puzzle-related content, I will never not link to it.
Another puzzle-in-a-crate mail-order game. This one looks really well made. The Kickstarter is over, but you can still order the box. Shipping in June.