Latest ATH News

  • 20 Apr 2019: ATH2018 prize-giving event will be in London on Wednesday 12th June
  • 02 Apr 2019: Full results released
  • 03 Feb 2019: Initial Solution document released
  • 15 Jan 2019: 2018 ATH closed
  • 17 Dec 2018: The 2018 ATH was released at 5pm on 17th December.
  • 09 Apr 2018: Future ATH setters are confirmed as Lady Strange and the Earl of Yarborough (2019) & Apopheniacs Anonymous (2020). Volunteers for 2021 and beyond are invited to apply here.
Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Welcome to Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt! This annual hunt has been running for over 30 years. Just before Christmas, a setting team buries or hides a small box somewhere in England, and posts on this website a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal the hiding place. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, which usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month.


The 2018 Hunt is now closed.

The marking for ATH2018 is complete. The full results and entrants tales of woe have been released to the Archive section of the website where you can also find the Poster, Puzzle and solution. The winners of the Best Solution award have kindly allowed their entry to be published and it can be found on the results page.

If you check the results really closely you'll no doubt find something for which you think you should have got credit. Please be assured that this was a deliberate slur against your team and there won't be any items for which you have dubiously got the marks and all the other teams will have been treated more leniently.

The ATH2018 presentation of prizes will be on Wednesday 12th June at a (TBD) pub in London. We appreciate that some of you will be unable to travel so far to attend but wanted to let everyone know just in case.