Cryptoglyphic for iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad™

Aptos Group collaborated with Palo Alto Design to develop and market a new app for the iPhone OS. Visit the Cryptoglyphic website for more details. You can purchase Cryptoglyphic on the App Store℠.


Cryptoglyphic is a cryptogram game inspired by the Sherlock Holmes short story “The Adventure of the Dancing Men” written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Cryptoglyphic is the original cryptogram game that gives you the choice of letter or image ciphers.

Take the step and begin your own adventure into the mysterious world of cryptograms!


  • Thousands of cryptograms to solve
  • Multiple game levels
  • Multiple cipher themes
  • Save game phrases to your Favorites list
  • Share game phrases using Facebook or email
  • Comprehensive statistics
  • Easy to use interface
  • Supports portrait or landscape views
  • No online connection required
  • Designed for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad


  • A combined total of nearly 4,000 cryptograms
  • Includes famous quotes, idioms, proverbs, food related items, spelling bee words
  • In Settings, you can choose to play one or more categories
  • Over 1,500 famous quotes (the largest category); grouped into 36 subtopics

Game Levels:

  • Easy, Medium, and Hard
  • Easy and Medium are based on recurring letters, letter combinations, number of words, and app specific criteria
  • Hard = Patristocrat cryptograms. A Patristocrat cryptogram has no punctuation, no word divisions, and letters are arbitrarily grouped (groups of 5 letters)

Cipher Themes:

  • A total of 20 cipher themes
  • Groups of dancing figures, letters, known ciphers, ancient languages, and fun images; using various backgrounds and text colors.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Game graphics by Palo Alto Design, Copyright © 2014.

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