BAPHL stands for the Boston Area Puzzle Hunt League. As
the name implies, it is a recurring series of puzzle
hunts taking place somewhere in the Boston Area.
Okay, well, what's a puzzle hunt then?
A puzzle hunt is an event where teams of puzzle solvers are given
difficult puzzles that require various logical, lateral-thinking,
and creative skills to solve. Events such as
add an element
of exploration by tying the puzzles to specific physical locations
that teams have to get to.
What sorts of puzzles are there?
Our puzzles are most inspired by the
MIT Mystery Hunt
a weekend-long puzzle extravaganza held at MIT every January.
Of course, BAPHL will be much shorter and the puzzles will be easier.
Where do BAPHLs come from?
Well, when a mommy BAPHL and a daddy BAPHL love each other very
The first BAPHL event was written by team Sexy Funeral and ran in
May 2010. Since then, four BAPHL events have been written by
various teams, with BAPHL 5 scheduled to happen on April 21st, 2012.
We'd really like BAPHL to grow into a thriving puzzle community for
Boston. If you're interested in writing a puzzle hunt, or if you
have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at