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The Crate Gotham Challenge: Holiday Edition

DECEMBER 26th OR 31st

This December, sleuths in teams of two to four will race to solve a specially prepared crate packed with gifts, treats, ephemera... and of course, puzzles. The first team to complete this challenge and arrive at the virtual finish line will be awarded the grand prize.

Tickets are on sale now for December 26th and December 31st. Tickets are limited to while supplies last. Start time for each event is 2:00 PM Eastern.

A gift-wrapped box of puzzles
Christmas in NYC

This challenge represents some of our favorite take-home clues that we've developed for private clients over the past two years, bundled together for the first time and available for the public in a festive, holiday-themed package. An ideal gift for your friends or family, bought as a gift or for yourself, to give that lazy lull between Christmas and New Year's a jolt of competition.


This event will be slightly longer than a typical Great Gotham Challenge due to the quantity of clues, however the difficulty is estimated as slightly easier. Plan on four+ hours of solid gameplay! If you do not finish within the "live" segment of the game, the game will remain open for several days for those who wish to puzzle at a leisurely pace.

An office Christmas holiday party.

Additional FAQs

What is included in one team admission? One team of four admission includes one crate shipped to a location of your choosing and your team's link to the event starting line on the date you choose. Purchase price includes domestic shipping to the continental US. If all puzzlers are in the same location, one crate is all that is needed to solve the puzzles.

Should I purchase an additional crate? It depends. One crate is all that is needed to solve the puzzles during the challenge, and if your whole team is solving from the same location, you probably only need one crate. If teammates are in several different locations, it will be best if each location has their own puzzle crate to solve during the challenge. Either way, the crates are chock full of souvenirs and gifts of which your team may want duplicates.

Can I collaborate virtually with players in another location? Team members are not required to be in the same physical space; we encourage virtual collaboration, and you may purchase up to 3 additional crates for up to 3 remote teammates. These additional crates may be ordered at any time, and do not need to be "added" or "linked" to your team in any way.

How does shipping work? We anticipate crates will be delivered between December 15 and December 23. When entering your shipping address, remember to select a shipping address where you will be available to have your crate delivered during that time, regardless of where you intend to puzzle from on the date of the challenge. Purchase price includes domestic shipping to the continental US. International shipping via FedEx is available for $30 / crate. If you are shipping to an international location, please make sure to add the international shipping add on to avoid any delays in us shipping your crate!

Will there be a Black Friday sale? Early bird pricing will be the lowest price we're offering for this challenge! There will be no Black Friday discount. Early bird pricing will end soon, and all sales will end in early December. Because a limited number of teams may participate in this challenge, we recommend reserving your spot early.

I really want to play but can't make either date. Make sure to sign up for our mailing list (below). That way, you'll be the first to know when we release tickets for the next public Great Gotham Challenge.

Can you host this for my remote work team? Yes! Check out the "Virtual Events" section, and get in touch!

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