The quality app for serious cryptogram / cryptoquip solvers with no ads or nags. Designed from scratch for fast play, this cryptogram app allows you to concentrate on solving the puzzle. The quotes are hand-curated and carefully validated to be error free. The result is pure puzzle solving fun with no typos, ads or distractions!
The one hundred hand-picked cryptogram puzzles are organized into ten popular categories like Ancient Wisdom, Celebrities, Comedy, Philosophy, Politicians and Sports. When you finish the puzzle, you'll see how your time compares to expert cryptogram puzzlers and the number of hints taken if any. There is also a short description of the author and a link to Wikipedia find more information.
Advanced play features include letter frequencies, multi-level undo and hints. Three difficulty levels will challenge beginners and seasoned players alike, Share the results with your puzzling friends with a single tap via email, Facebook or Twitter.
Nine more puzzle packs, each with 100 puzzles in various themes like Funny, Inspirational and Killer cryptograms are available for in-app purchase. These will provide HOURS and HOURS of fun!
Alternatively, you can purchase an Unlimited Puzzles monthly subscription for $4.99 USD per month (or similar for your country).
All the puzzles have validated difficulty levels and times aggregated from the popular Puzzle Baron websites. His family of web sites have served millions and millions of puzzle enthusiasts since 2006.
If you like word games or logic puzzles, cryptograms are a fun way to exercise your brain!
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Simplifies clearing of solved puzzles. In the puzzle list, tap Edit, select the puzzles you want to clear, and then clear them all with one tap (and without seeing the answer).
Fixes a rare crash related to updating Cryptograms for the first time in many months. Shrinks the app size by 15%.
As always, if you have questions or suggestions, you can contact me with the Help – Contact Support button in the app, or email firstname.lastname@example.org any time. Happy puzzling! Michael @ Egghead Games
Ratings and Reviews
I haven’t tried a lot of anagram games on my tablet, but of the ones I have this is by far the best. It’s got a clean, intuitive interface, several difficulty levels, and they give you quite a lot of quotes for free.
I am also impressed with the selection of quotes – there’s a lot of variety, and the ones I’ve done so far been very well-chosen – I’ve never had that feeling that I sometimes have doing anagrams or acrostics where after finishing it I think “Why did they bother making a puzzle out of this quote?”
I’m curious where they’re getting the expert times from, though – those guys must be really really good at cryptograms, because in most cases I’m not even touching their times.
Developer Response ,
A belated thanks for this review. This app has been a labour of love rather than a maker of money, so it's great that you've noticed the little touches!
The timings come from solvers at the website of Puzzle Baron, with some adjustment because device keyboards are slower than computers. I can't touch them most of the time either, but I do notice that the more I play the more 'Expert' ratings I get.
Happy puzzling! Michael @ Egghead Games
Fun game! These used to be a pain to play in the old days of paper and erasers, ha! This is a great app. My only wish is that there was a “clear errors” button too. Free hints are always awesome, thanks! 👍🏼
Changed my mind on not liking that you can’t save a game in progress. If you switch to another quote, progress is erased. But, they are short, and now it seems like a fresh start may be better. It’s not like they’re too long!
Great app. Hours of thoughtful productive thinking.
I love this app. It helps me keep sharp as age robs me of memory and analytical thinking.
Newest release does not include short biographies of the quoted. It seems a fun but intellectual app should included a little perk of who the author was.
Please put it back in!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for that thoughtful review. The biographies *should* still be there ☹️ Please contact me via the support link so I can get some more details and get it fixed right away! Thanks, Michael @ Egghead Games
- Egghead Games LLC
- 20.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Egghead Games LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Cryptograms, Volume 2 $1.99
- Cryptograms, Volume 3 $1.99
- Holiday Cryptograms, Vol 4 $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.