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The Enigma Device

Posted by MICA in Puzzle | Sept. 7, 2014 | 5 Comments

Apk file size: 11.0 MB

This entertaining puzzle has become a classic. The original versions were inspired by "The Enigma Machine" which the Germans used to encode and decode messages in World War II.

In this simplified version, a one-stage letter substitution is used to scramble a well-known or humorous quotation. Your task is to unravel the quotation by swapping letter pairs until the original message is restored.

You swap letter pairs by selecting a letter and then a second letter by pressing it -- or with a keyboard if available.

The histogram shows letter frequencies. Since E and T are the most common letters, a good way to start is to make the most frequent letters in the histogram E and T. Then look for words like THE, AND and A and keep swapping letter pairs until words you recognize start to emerge.

There are two new puzzles every day. If you can't solve one today, come back tomorrow and see the solution.

This puzzle was programmed in Java as a freshman class programming exercise at Harvard in 1996 and has been played over two million times.

Whats new

    Minor bug fixes. Reset Button. Can operate with a controller.

MICA part of our Puzzle and have average installs from 100 to 500. Last Update Sept. 7, 2014. Google play rating is 83.0769. Current verison is Enigma. Actual size 11.0 MB.

Download the-enigma-device.apk 11.0 MB

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5 Comments

Creede Lambard

Good idea that needs a bit of work The interface takes some work to adjust to and I'm still not sure I've got it figured out. (Keys are sometimes pressed when I don't mean them to be) Also, the date is always a day ahead of real time, and for instance today (February 28, 2015) the date showed up as February 29th - very wrong since this is not a leap year. On the other hand, maybe it thinks it's a year later than it really is.

Mark Crebbin

Just like old times This is great - used to play the web version at work every day. This version works just as well.

Joan Forman

Quick cryptogram Plays the same as the easy web version. There are no settings, so when I couldn't control the sound just for the app, I downloaded a widget to resolve the issue. If the volume could be adjusted in-app, I'd rate 6 stars. Love all things Crick.

Deborah Christmas

Played it online, loved it. So happy to find the app!

Alison Burns

Love the game, hate hate hate the noise I think this game is brilliant. However what's with the awful typewriter noise at every button press? And at such a high volume? Please, please make the sound optional. That would then make it a five-star game for me

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