• No ads
• Over 1,900 puzzles
• Handpicked quotes
• Optionally show incorrect answers
• Optionally include author in puzzle
• Unlimited hints
• Landscape & portrait
• Puzzles include punctuation
• Puzzles size to screen, no scrolling
• Light and dark mode
• Auto advance after guess
• Perfect game recognition
• Show letter usage counts
• Collect quotes with built in Quote Book
• Search and share quotes (Messages, email, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

A cryptogram is a quote that has been encrypted using letter substitution where each letter stands uniquely for another letter in the alphabet. Your job is to decode the message in the least amount of time by substituting each letter.

What’s New

Version 5.2.2

Updated for iOS 13!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
609 Ratings

609 Ratings

&Grins ,

User interface needs work.

Good selection of initial cryptograms. The option to print puzzle is nice. But user interface needs work for playing on an iPhone (5C). While background is pretty, it is too dark. Loose letter visibility in the background. Could be ok on iPad but straining to see the letters is irritating on an iPhone. Getting a headache trying to see is a big negative. When selecting the same letter twice, the previous does not delete. Why not? At least ask if I would like to replace previous usage in case the new was selected by accident. Fine tune the user interface for both iPhone and iPad. Probably will not purchase any in-app puzzles. Wish there had been a 'test out' version before purchasing. Would have only purchased when the user interface was improved. There are many nice things about the app, but improve the user interface. Will not purchase any in-app puzzled due to not only the interface but would like to know how many puzzles come with each purchase. Not going to pay 10 cents per puzzle. As I stated, fine tune the user interface.

Glenda SS ,

Glenda Sweeney

Awesome, Brilliant, Fun and Challenging!

I have been solving Cryptograms for 28 years. I love Black Lab Consulting games.

I have many of their games and I find them fun and challenging. This Cryptogram is by far my favorite.

There is nothing out there that compares believe me I looked!

I am playing my first round with hints and Authors, I will download this game again and play with no hints and no Authors. I will have hours of fun solving this game. If your like me and love a challenge this game is for you. Even if you never played, you can do it!

What I like about the game are the many many amazing features:

It offers dark mode, light mode, you can play with hints OR, my favorite no hints!
You can keep Authors or, NO Authors. You can reset under no hints.

The Clock does not start until you place your first letter!
Over 1,900 Puzzles for hours of fun. You Customize your game,
Collect Quotes, and share your Quotes.

Imagine your friends seeing how smart you are at cracking codes.

Norman Basham is brilliant and offers many games that will delight you and your friends for hours.

Check out All Black Labs games and have a blast!

McBirdman ,

Perfect! Buy it - you will love it!

If you like cryptograms, just get it. If you don't like cryptograms, get it anyway and you'll learn to like 'em. The interface is beautifully and brilliantly done both aesthetically and functionally. The variety of puzzles and the choices of difficulty levels insure you'll have tons of puzzles to do whatever your skill level. Pretty much a perfect app and more than worth the price. Highly recommend.


Black Labs Consulting, Inc.
18.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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