The Fnorder brings you messages from the Illuminati . . . encoded information and instructions from the Secret Masters, for your eyes only. This is all for real! Honest!

Use it to boggle your friends . . . or ask it for help when you need to make a decision. Think of it as the I Ching for paranoids.

It also includes a variety of beautiful Illuminated wallpapers which you can use for your iPhone or iPad.

The Fnorder is free, and was created for you by Steve Jackson Games in the service of Eris (Hail Eris! All hail Discordia!) We publish books, games, and magazines for game fans. Visit us on the web at

Original Fnorder design by Steve Jackson and Creede Lambard. iOS app developed by Kira Matrejek.

What’s New

Version 2.0

Updated for iOS 11 and all device sizes!

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings


Makes no sense at all

Maybe it's not supposed to. I was told Smith and Wesson beats 4 aces. And for some reason I was only getting advice from the UFOs. I don't understand why it comes with the odd pictures either. Anyway my point is it doesn't even make sense to the little voices in all of us. I found no use for it.

UnrepentantHarlequin ,

Remember fortune cookies?

That’s what this reminds me of: the little programs that gave us random messages when we logged in, back in the command line days. And it’s hilarious. I have just spent entirely too long playing with it.


This is not a game. Don’t expect it to be one; it isn’t. Don’t complain and down-rate it because it isn’t what it never pretended to be. It’s a fortune cookie app. And it’s not supposed to make sense.

This is meant for a very specific subculture that plays certain games and reads certain books. If you are one of those people, you know and you get the jokes. If you’re got no clue what it’s all about, you’re not one; it’s an inside joke for people who are not you.

And for the love of Eris, it’s free; don’t whine, just delete it. If you misunderstood what it is, or you don’t understand what’s going on, that’s because you’re not who it’s for. You’re rather like a Windows user who doesn’t get Mac jokes, or vise versa.

Archangel Beth ,

No more "I'm Bored, Mommy"!

The app is attractive, and at least mildly amusing. However, where it has really been outstanding is when my eight-year-old (soon to be nine) is bored. She loves it. She asks for explanations of some of the words and sayings, which we give. Sadly, we had to forbid her to read everything out loud to us, as the constant, increasinly more incoherent due to giggles, chatter from the back seat made the grown-ups a bit frazzled. But it has kept her, and a friend, from being bored during long waits, and car rides. (She even made my spouse load it on his iPhone, too!)


Steve Jackson Games Incorporated
23.4 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


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