Puzzle
Beginner
15 mins
95 points
What you need:
  • Printer

Pigpen Code

Can you crack the codes using the secret alphabet? 

1 - Instructions

The following image is called a 'Pigpen Code' (also sometimes called the Freemason's or Rosicrician cipher). It's easy to use once you know how. Each letter is represented by the part of the 'pigpen' that surrounds it. 

Take a look at this example for the words "hello world":

Get a pen paper and try and decode what the following mean by using the Pigpen Code image.

2 - Crack this code!

Using the Pigpen Code can you work out what this means?

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The answer is: coding

3 - Crack this code!

Using the Pigpen Code can you work out what this means?

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The answer is: ireland

4 - Crack this code!

Using the Pigpen Code can you work out what this means?

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The answer is: basketball

5 - Crack this code!

Using the Pigpen Code can you work out what this means?

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The answer is: mountain bike

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