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Updated: 2018-04-24T01:57:45.483-07:00

 



Christmas Puzzle for 2017

2018-01-23T13:24:44.629-08:00

Our annual Christmas puzzle is available now.
As in prior years, the reward for solving is a video Christmas card, but you'll need to figure out the password by solving the puzzle first.

Note: If you need some help, the full answer is posted here, but try solving it without help first... it's more fun that way.

Feel free to add a comment below to let us know that you successfully figured it out (without giving away the answer to others). We are always looking for new ideas for next year's Christmas puzzle, so submit those too.



Christmas Snowflake Matching Puzzle for 2016

2018-01-23T17:30:19.008-08:00

Our annual Christmas puzzle is available now.
As in prior years, the reward for solving is a video Christmas card, but you'll need to figure out the password by solving the puzzle first.

Note: If you need some help, the full answer is posted here, but try solving it without help first... it's more fun that way.

Feel free to add a comment below to let us know that you successfully figured it out (without giving away the answer to others). We are always looking for new ideas for next year's Christmas puzzle, so submit those too.



Christmas Puzzle for 2015

2018-01-23T17:30:40.020-08:00

Our annual Christmas puzzle is available now.
As in prior years, the reward for solving is a video Christmas card, but you'll need to figure out the password by solving the puzzle first.

Note: If you need some help, the full answer is posted here, but try solving it without help first... it's more fun that way.

Feel free to add a comment below to let us know that you successfully figured it out (without giving away the answer to others). We are always looking for new ideas for next year's Christmas puzzle, so submit those too.



Christmas Puzzle 2012 - Snowflake Maze

2018-01-23T17:31:07.528-08:00

(image) Our annual Christmas puzzle is available now. It's a fun maze in the shape of a snowflake. As in prior years, the reward for solving is a video Christmas card, but you'll need to figure out the password by solving the puzzle.

Note: If you need some help, the full answer is posted here, but try solving it without help first... it's more fun that way.

Feel free to add a comment below to let us know that you successfully figured it out (without giving away the answer to others). We are always looking for new ideas for next year's Christmas puzzle, so submit those too.



Hack the Video Password, by Solving our Christmas Puzzle

2018-01-23T17:32:13.681-08:00

This year we've hidden a secret video message as the solution to our puzzle. Only those that can spot the 8 differences in our annual Christmas Puzzle will be able to figure out the password. Are you up to the challenge?

Note: If you need some help here are some hints:
1. What order are the colors in the rainbow? 2. Shed some light on the subject. 3. Two for the price of one. 4. Is this a dagger I see before me? 5. Check out that wall 6. Gold is more impressive 7. Whoops, who hung that picture? 8. Every brick counts.
You can also get the complete solution here, but try solving it without help first... it's more fun that way.


When you solve it, please don't give away the answer but feel free to add a comment to let us know that you successfully figured it out. And we are always looking for new ideas for next year's Christmas puzzle, so submit those too.



Can you solve our Colorful Christmas Crossword (2008)?

2016-11-22T17:46:51.095-08:00

(image) This year's Christmas puzzle is a fun, themed crossword. And there is a secret holiday surprise if you are able to solve it. Take a look at our Christmas Puzzle for 2008.

Note: if you need some hints on solving the puzzle, post your questions here. But please don't give away any of the secrets, especially the final solution website address.



Can you solve our Christmas Puzzle for 2007?

2016-11-18T09:12:54.761-08:00

(image) I'm a little behind in posting a link to our annual Christmas Puzzle. This year's puzzle involves finding the six pairs of matching images. If you are up for a fun challenge, take a look at the Christmas Puzzle for 2007.

When you solve it, please don't give away the answer (actually answers are already on the page) but feel free to add comments about what you thought... or ideas for the next Christmas Puzzle.



Christmas Puzzle 2006 Now Uploaded

2016-11-18T09:13:00.993-08:00

Our Annual Christmas Puzzle is now available on the Christmas page of our personal website. The theme is "Close but No Rhyme"