Blindfold Criptogram

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Blindfold Cryptogram is a fully accessible Cryptogram game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

Blindfold Cryptogram comes with 5 assorted Cryptogram quotes by famous people - categories include age, change, computers, being cool and education - and the game is entirely controlled through gestures. It doesn't require voice-over but is fully compatible with voice-over. More puzzles are available as an in-app purchase.

The Cryptogram puzzle board is not visible; instead, you play by listening. Flick left and right to move one letter at a time, and hear the encrypted letter. Swipe with 2 fingers to move one word left, or one word right. Swipe up to hear the entire encrypted puzzle, and your solution.

You can enter your solution for each letter three different ways- using a Bluetooth keypad, using the alphabet at the bottom of the screen, or using a popup keypad. The popup keypad also provides buttons for getting hints, and a frequency table.

You can customize the game to your liking: how much extra information is spoken and how quickly it is spoken.

Blindfold Cryptogram was suggested at a meeting in the Boston area with several blind gamers who enjoyed Blindfold Racer and wanted to see more games in the same style - audio games that were equally accessible for visually impaired and sighted people, ensuring sighted people don't have any advantages by seeing the screen. In Blindfold Cryptogram , the screen is dark.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

iOS Version

iOS 8.1.1

Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Very accessible with the use of VoiceOver.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

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Submitted by KidFriendlySoftware on Friday, November 21, 2014

Just added a guide to Blindfold Cryptogram that gives you good hints on how to solve it.

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Added Cryptogram Rules and How To Solve guide. Minor bug fixes.

Submitted by Clare Page on Friday, April 24, 2015

Hi! I recently installed Blindfold Cryptogram, and I have to say that I find it pretty challenging, but at the same time I enjoy it. I must say I find the guide to guessing words very useful which has now been included in the app, and the hints which I can access through the pop-up keypad in the game have proved extremely useful to get the first few letters, then I can work out the rest myself. I love word games anyway, but this one is definitely good exercise for the brain. I've already done the in-app purchase so it'll be a good long time before I run out of Blindfold Cryptogram puzzles to work on.

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