Jigsaw Puzzles, Pints & Pinot Competition

  • April 6, 2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Pintler's Portal Hostel

    218 West Park Street
    Anaconda, Montana 59711
Ticket Price $106.17 This event is now over

The Bighorn and Pintler's Portal Hostel are hosting a head-to-head puzzling competition in the hostel's perfect mountain-casual space. Race as a team of up to 4 players, all while enjoying lunch and your choice of beer or wine beverages from The Bighorn. 


The per-team admission includes a factory-sealed team puzzle (that the team gets to take home following the competition), lunch to enjoy pre-competition, and beverages. Choose between one bottle of wine for your table or one 4 pack of beer. Additional Bighorn beverages will be available for purchase on-site as well, including various beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options. 


Whichever team can put together a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle the fastest wins a free entry into our next puzzling competition at Pintler's Portal, as well as a $30 gift card to The Bighorn. Each team will receive the same puzzle, but no one will get to see the puzzle until the timer begins. (The puzzle pictured here is not the competition puzzle).


For an additional cost, reserve your room at Pintler's Portal, to ensure you have a place to crash once the competition concludes! You can book a room for your whole team, or a single bunk. 


We need 6 teams minimum to sign up and we have a 16 team cap on the puzzling competition.  



  • 12:30pm: Check in time.
    • Enjoy your lunch and beverages that are included with your ticket.
  • 12:55pm: Things get serious.
    • All teams should be seated at their tables.
    • The puzzle will be sealed and face down on the table.
  • 12:59.50pm:
    • We will do a 10 second count down to go-time.
  • 1pm: Ready, Set, Puzzle!
    • When the whistle blows, the puzzle competition begins.
    • Teams flip over their puzzle, open it up, and get started!
  • 1pm - 3pm:
    • Show us what you're made of!
    • While you puzzle, additional Bighorn beverages will be available for sale should your team get thirsty.
  • 1pm - 3pm:
    • There will be a dinger, call bell at the front of the room. Once your team completes the puzzle, one person from the team must race to the front of the room and ring the bell to announce that their puzzle is complete.
    • All hands must be removed from all puzzles at that point and we will review the puzzle to ensure it is completed.
    • If the puzzle is complete, that team will be announced the winner.
    • If the puzzle is not complete, there will be another 10 second count down and all teams will be able to resume their puzzling at the whistle until the next person dings the bell.
    • This will continue until we have announced a winner.
  • 3pm -4pm:
    • Guests can mingle with others and enjoy more beverages.
    • Guests will then be asked to pack up their puzzles and each team is able to take their puzzle home with them.


Q: How big is the puzzle?  

A: Puzzles are usually 500 pieces. 


Q: Do I have to have four people? 
A: No, your team cost is the same whether you are a one person team or a four person team. But each team can have 1-4 people. 


Q: Do I have to compete? 

A: No, You can just enjoy socializing, eating and drinking, whether you put together one piece or many. 


Q: What do I need to bring? 

A; Bring a valid form of identification if you intend on consuming alcohol. 


Q; What time should I arrive? 

A: Arrive and check in 30 minutes before race time. 


Q: How many teams can register? 

A: This event has a capacity of 16 teams based on the number of tables at Pintler's Portal Hostel. 

Date & Time

Sat, Apr 6, 2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Pintler's Portal Hostel

218 West Park Street
Anaconda, Montana 59711 Pintler's Portal Hostel
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