Congrats to the very speedy puzzlers who placed in the latest speed puzzling contest run by Fog Town Toys at the Vinoteca Wine Bar in Half Moon Bay, California!
These in-person speed contests use never-before-seen Artifact Puzzles the next few months (about an hour south of San Francisco and Silicon Valley). We'll let you know when you can get tix to the Feb contest.
This month's puzzle was a custom puzzle we made with art by Bronna Butler for Mathemalchemy, an art-math collective (you can catch their latest art show at the 808 Gallery at Boston University until March 4, 2023).
Despite its 157 pieces and irregular edge, the first place winners Rebecca Taylor and Susanne Riehemann (below) clocked in at an astounding 13 minutes!
We will be making sure next month's puzzle is a harder challenge!
And congrats to the 2nd place finishers: Doug Ellwanger and Kelly Buhr