Back in May of 2005, I found Eric's Puzzle Party on the web. In it, a small horde of people come together for about four hours and solve a booklet of about 10–20 puzzles. I had always wanted to do something like this, as I remember going on a sort of puzzle-solving scavenger hunt when I was about ten years old. I talked to my friend Liana about the idea: she didn't want to participate, but did want to help run it. She had the better house for it, too, so we picked some puzzles and made a pair of parties out of them!