2010 Event Archive: Apocalypse How?

More than 400 teams participated in the 2010 College Puzzle Challenge, held simultaneusly at 20 campuses across North America. Teams raced to save the planet by figuring out what might be threatening us all.

 

Winners

The top ten teams, ranked by how quickly they solved the Meta-Puzzle. Find out more about how the event works.

Position Team Name Score School Location
1 Name Team Name 270 Olin College
2 The Sons of Tamarkin 270 Brown University
3 Good Fibrations 240 University of Michigan
4 Aerial Corps 270 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5 The First Place Team 270 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6 CannotFalter 270 Olin College
7 Blame the Apocalypse on the Team Below Us 220 Stanford
8 Cheeze 270 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9 Dynamite with a Laser Beam 240 Stanford
10 0 270 Columbia

 

Videos

Each year, some teams go the extra mile and create videos during the event. Here's one of our favorites from 2010. Made by the "DOLPHINS ATTACK 3!! Eat Fish or Die Hard. IN 3DHD BLURAY" team from Carnegie Mellon University, this was the third year in a row the Dolphins Attack crew made a video of the day.

 

Puzzles and Solutions

The puzzles and their answers are available as individual files below. Puzzles and answers are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader or compatible software to open.

Alien Occupation

Puzzle | Solution

Apocalypse Cow

Puzzle | Solution

Browncoats

Puzzle | Solution

Camel Riots

Puzzle | Solution

Combining Disasters

Puzzle | Solution

Disaster Strikes

Puzzle | Solution

Does Not Compute

Puzzle | Solution

Eight Legged Freaks

Puzzle | Solution

Epoch Fail

Puzzle | Solution

Etchings

Puzzle | Solution

Evacuation

Puzzle | Solution

Frankenwords

Puzzle | Solution

Global Thermonuclear War

Puzzle | Solution

Gone To The Dogs

Puzzle | Solution

Internet Communications Cut Short

Puzzle | Solution

Major League

Puzzle | Solution

Pandemic Illiteracy

Puzzle | Solution

Postman Cometh

Puzzle | Solution

Ragnarok

Puzzle | Solution

Ruptured Space Time

Puzzle | Solution

The Devil's On Third

Puzzle | Solution

Travelling From St To St

Puzzle | Solution

Tweets

Puzzle | Solution

Ultimate Threat

Puzzle | Solution

We're Under Attack

Puzzle | Solution

World's End

Puzzle | Solution

Zombie Infestation

Puzzle | Solution

 

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