Clicky

Cryptogram Puzzles
Vols 1 and 2

Cryptogram
Puzzles

Vols 1 and 2

Welcome to Cryptogram Puzzles!

Welcome to
Cryptogram Puzzles!

On this page, you'll find two Cryptogram large print puzzle books. Each book contains 200 puzzles!

My aim is to keep your brain busy with these challenging puzzles - available as Volumes 1 and 2.

200 Large Print Cryptogram Puzzles by Bored Boomers: Crack the Codes and Keep Your Brain Busy

200 Large Print Cryptogram
Puzzles by Bored Boomers:
Crack the Codes and
Keep Your Brain Busy

200 Cryptogram Puzzles – Vol. 1

200 Cryptogram Puzzles large print - Vol 1
Buy Now on Amazon - 200 Cryptogram Puzzles large print - Vol 1

200 Cryptogram Puzzles – Vol. 2

200 Cryptogram Puzzles large print - Vol 2
Buy Now on Amazon - 200 Cryptogram Puzzles large print - Vol 2

Don’t become a Bored Boomer… Treat yourself to our all-new Large Print Code-Cracking puzzles containing 200 Cryptograms.

If you’re wanting to keep your memory sharp and wear glasses, we’ve got you covered with large print puzzles. No more squinting.

Read the history lesson behind WWII ciphers (shown below the two book covers). Then go grab a pencil, find a comfy chair… and have hours of fun deciphering these great cryptogram quotes!

PS—At the back of our book, we want you to tear out a page. Why?

We’ve included a Bored Boomer Bookmark so you can easily keep track of where you are—so you won’t lose your place! It’s our gift to you.

The book is a “just right” 7” x 10” comfy size. While you get one for yourself, don’t forget your friends who’d love their own copy too.

Blue Leaf gif

Cryptography History

Cryptography was used extensively during World War II, with a plethora of code and cipher systems fielded by the nations involved. In addition, the theoretical and practical aspects of cryptanalysis, or code-breaking, were much advanced.

Probably the most important code-breaking event of the war was the successful decryption by the Allies of the German "Enigma" Cipher. Poland achieved the first complete break into Enigma around 1932.

They passed the techniques and insights used to the French and British Allies just before the outbreak of the war in 1939. British efforts at the Bletchley Park research station substantially improved them during the war.

The decryption of the Enigma Cipher allowed the Allies to read important parts of German radio traffic on important networks and was an invaluable source of military intelligence throughout the war.

Intelligence from this source (and other high-level sources, including the Fish ciphers) was eventually called Ultra.

A similar break into the most secure Japanese diplomatic cipher, designated Purple by the US Army Signals Intelligence Service, started before the US entered the war. Product from this source was called Magic. 

[VIEW ORIGINAL SOURCE HERE: Wikipedia]

Message from Susan about Cryptogram Puzzles:

“I absolutely LOVE solving Cryptogram puzzles. Every night I solve a puzzle. Funny thing is: it relaxes me. You'd think solving puzzles would keep you awake, right?!”

In Cryptogram puzzles, the words have their letters substituted with other letters in a code that remains the same for that puzzle set.

For example, every A might be a T, every E might be a W, and so on. The letter substitution is consistent in each individual puzzle.

Check out our Cryptogram SPECIAL MIX puzzle books  HERE

Message from Susan
about Cryptogram Puzzles:

“I absolutely LOVE solving Cryptogram puzzles. Every night I solve a puzzle. Funny thing is: it relaxes me. You'd think solving puzzles would keep you awake, right?!”

In Cryptogram puzzles, the words have their letters substituted with other letters in a code that remains the same for that puzzle set.

For example, every A might be a T, every E might be a W, and so on. The letter substitution is consistent in each individual puzzle.

Check out our Cryptogram SPECIAL MIX puzzle books  HERE

Solving Puzzles is Good For You, Here's How:

Solving puzzles is good for the brain and mental health in several key ways:

  • Boosts Brainpower - Puzzles exercise the brain by activating logic, strategic thinking, memory, visual/spatial processing, and problem-solving skills. Using these cognitive functions keeps them sharp. More challenging puzzles allow the brain to strengthen mental "muscles".
  • Enhances Focus - Puzzles require concentrated attention to recognize patterns and make connections between elements. This engages the prefrontal cortex which controls focus. A greater ability to focus translates to improved learning, productivity, and mental clarity.
  • Relieves Stress - The immersive nature of hands-on puzzle solving redirects focus away from life's stresses. The activity releases feel-good dopamine when pieces fit. Completing puzzles gives a rewarding sense of accomplishment. This all combines to provide therapeutic relaxation.
  • Delays Cognitive Decline - Regular mental stimulation from activities like puzzles may help reduce the rate of memory loss associated with aging. Exercising the brain builds cognitive reserve and keeps functions nimble. Retaining sharpness can support independent living in later years.

Overall, the positive brain health effects of making your brain work during puzzling make it a fun activity that's good for both mind and body. It engages key cognitive skills while also producing low-stress engagement. Just be sure to choose puzzle types and difficulty levels tailored to your interests and mental fitness level.

Blue Leaf gif

You Might Like These

Before You Go:

If you like the content of this page, as well as others on my site, please give it some love by clicking on the 🩵 in the lower right hand corner. This helps me to keep providing enjoyable and useful content. Thank you!


Author Susan Gast

Since 1980 Susan's involvement in publishing - in one form or another - led her to write "reviews" of apps and tools related to the publishing industry.

She realized it was time to explain how she published all her books and got them to market. To that end, she created this website to showcase her puzzle books and other fiction and non-fiction books she's written and produced since 2012. Read Susan's story here. Her newest blog venture is "DIY with SupaBees" and read how she got started with all things "home decor" here.

Susan has been featured on the Mother Earth News blog, and on Solo Build It (SBI). Read her first SBI interview and her second SBI interview. This site is hosted by the amazing team at Solo Build It!

Do you want to send Susan a quick message? Visit her contact page here. She'd love to hear from you!