COVID-19 HEALTH ANNOUNCEMENT: As new information continues to emerge on COVID-19, we will be keeping you up to date on our business operations. Starting 10/25 Proof of vaccination required - LEARN MORE



The Caesar Cipher

Basic Shift Cipher

Did you know that Sleep Bunny is a great example of today’s code? It is a Shift Cipher with a shift of 9. Escape Rooms have all kinds of ciphers and this is jut one type. Just try any of your local escape rooms near you and you will see all kinds of codes and puzzles.

Example of a Shift 9 with Key Code

Wikipedia states “The Caesar cipher, also known as Caesar’s cipher, the shift cipher, Caesar’s code or Caesar shift, is one of the simplest and most widely known encryption techniques. It is a type of substitution cipher in which each letter in the plaintext is replaced by a letter some fixed number of positions down the alphabet. For example, with a left shift of 3, D would be replaced by A, E would become B, and so on. The method is named after Julius Caesar, who used it in his private correspondence.[1]

Check out this cool website called Cryptii You can make and solve your own Shift Ciphers!

Over the next few days here at Hourglass quarantine central aka my home office in Seattle I will be adding more fun ciphers. For some cool Escape Room Swag check out our Cipher Shirts, each one is a different Cipher and code key in the guise of a Faux rock band.

About Hourglass Escapes: We are a small mom and pop Escape Room company that is best know for our Officially Licensed Evil Dead 2™ Escape Room and the Arkham Horror Files™ Escape Room Mystery at Innsmouth opening this summer. We area crew of Game designers, make up fx artists, and movie set designers.

Subscribe to our newsletter for discounts, coupons, news, and more!

We promise never to sell your email address or spam you! You can unsubscribe at any time.