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.

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!

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.

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!

High Quality Software, developed by Egghead Games. Contact us with any questions at or our website at

What’s New

Version 1.4.0

Game play remains unchanged - fast and optimized for your puzzling delight! However, behind the scenes we removed 178,961 lines of code from Google, Facebook and Twitter. In keeping with our core company principles, we've stopped using their convenient monitoring and sharing features so that you are no longer tracked and correlated for other company's advertising purposes. Apple now provides helpful (anonymized) data like operating system versions, device usage along with improved crash reporting etc., and that should be enough to help us provide you with good support and a stable application.

We also:
* improved About and split up the help file into bite-sized chunks (Guide, Company, Privacy, etc)
* improved the About - Contact Support feature (try it - we love to hear from you!)
* added & consolidated other features into About, like: Share, Leave Review, various links
* removed the "Please Update" nag - Apple provides plenty of those already!
* updated to the latest Apple iOS code, bug fixes and device support
* removed the sounds, in keeping with the latest recommended best practices (though we sort of miss them...)
* fixed some rare bugs

As always, we love to hear your suggestions, questions and problems. Contact us in the app, or email We reply promptly. Happy puzzling!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings
SchoolmarmMel ,

Great game!

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.

AshleyZM ,


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!

Lizzletheawesome ,


Boxes are easy to see. Brings me back to the days of playing these in the newspaper! Has many levels of difficulty as well as a lot of different themes.


Egghead Games LLC
39.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Egghead Games LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Cryptograms, Volume 2 $1.99
  2. Funny Cryptograms, Vol 7 $1.99
  3. Cryptograms, Volume 3 $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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