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They Came. They Saw. They Hunted ...

Thousands of people flocked to Washington, D.C., on May 18, 2008, to solve wild, wacky brainteasers in the first-ever Post Hunt. Here, relive the fun and see the puzzles and their solutions in our videos, share your photos from the Hunt, post comments about the day and more.

Post Hunt 2009: The first Hunt was such a success, we did it again. Read all about the 2009 madness here.


A Day at the Post Hunt
We followed one intrepid team of hunters as they tried to solve five crazy puzzles and a next-to-impossible end game. Find out what the madness was all about.

Were You Stumped? Relive the Puzzles as We Explain Their Solutions

The Cookies
What's your fortune? The answer is in the cookie.

Second Glance
Can you find the differences between the photos and the real thing?

The Comics
The key to this puzzle was in the three stand-up routines.

The Presidents
Why would four U.S. presidents race a male deer?

The Arch
You didn't need to speak Chinese to decipher these characters.

The End Game
Thought the others were tough? This is where things got really tricky.

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2008 Hunt Coverage

Fun and Frustration
Article | The drizzly weather couldn't deter thousands of madcap hunters from the game.
Q&A: The Aftermath
Monday, 12 ET | Tom Shroder and Gene Weingarten field your Hunt-related questions, complaints, memories, nightmares, hallucinations, etc.

2008 Hunt Resources

From the May 18th Washington Post Magazine
Hunt-Day Handouts

From the Archive

Virtual Hunt
Couldn't make it to the real thing? Play our multimedia practice game instead.
Picture Puzzles
These quick brainteasers appeared in ads for the Hunt in the D.C. metro area.
Intro Video
Before the Hunt, we tried to explain what readers were in for. Emphasis on tried.
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