Solutions for Event Organizers
PuzzleMe™ games are great for live online events and contests that can be used for employee engagement or brand promotion.
Event Organizers trust PuzzleMe to add Smart Games like crossword, quiz, jigsaw and word search to their online events. Use cases range from business competitions in education, online tournaments, community-led contests, employee engagement and branding and advertising. ACPT, Boswords and Lollapuzzoola are some crossword tournaments that have been regularly using PuzzleMe.
Online events and contests
PuzzleMe was also the online platform for the 41st and 42nd annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament hosted by New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz.
Lollapuzzoola (“the greatest crossword tournament ever held annually on a Saturday in August”) – was held concurrently in New York and virtually, where the online version was conducted on the PuzzleMe platform with a live Twitch stream.
In a contest, PuzzleMe’s secure contest mode ensures participants cannot reveal or check answers. Our analytics backend automatically grades submissions and provides the contest directors with the players’ score and completion time which can be used to generate the standings.
You can also use online games to liven up virtual events, tradeshows or college competitions and festivals. For example, the annual conference of the Online News Association featured puzzles about journalism, and the Mathematical Association of America run a puzzle contest about math topics at the annual MathFest. In these cases, PuzzleMe can integrate with any online event platform of your choice. We can also help generate custom content for your event using our panel of expert constructors.
LA-based comedian Zach Sherwin and ace constructor Will Nediger collaborate on some brilliant and fun crossword puzzles with a lot of rhyming and punny clues. (What’s a capital that is in Czechoslovakia, but not in Czechoslovakia?)
The puzzles are solved on stage (with a lot of music and comedy!) in front of a live audience in different cities. For such live events, PuzzleMe can be configured to project the puzzle on the big screen with a popup-clue mode, so that the audience can focus on one clue at a time, while keeping the whole grid in view.