If you like reading quotes and solving puzzles, this game is just for you! You can select quotes from your favorite authors and categories.
Cryptograms are created by switching the actual letters with different letters. Cryptograms can be fun brain-teasers and mind-melters, or they can quickly leave you wanting to throw your pencil against the wall.
Learning a few easy patterns and tricks, though, can help you crack the code and make them a whole lot more fun. Eager to work one out to the end? Get started by learning the basics, then learning patterns and thinking outside the box to get those blanks filled in.
Some of the great features
• Four difficulty levels
• You can select cryptograms between different categories and authors or just solve the popular ones.
• Share the quotes that you have solved with your friends.
• Thousands of quotes, hundreds of authors, and more are coming!
• Select the color matches you between +7 different color schemes!
• Keep track of the puzzles you've solved and set them as favorites
• Hints for when you're stuck
• Clean design
• Custom fonts
History of cryptograms
The ciphers used in cryptograms were not originally created for entertainment purposes, but for real encryption of military or personal secrets.
The first use of the cryptogram for entertainment purposes occurred during the Middle Ages by monks who had spare time for intellectual games. A manuscript found at Bamberg states that Irish visitors to the court of Merfyn Frych, king of Gwynedd in Wales were given a cryptogram which could only be solved by transposing the letters from Latin into Greek. In the 19th century, Edgar Allan Poe helped to popularize cryptograms with many newspaper and magazine articles.
Well-known examples of cryptograms in contemporary culture are the syndicated newspaper puzzles Cryptoquip and Cryptoquote