The twenty-first game from my one-game-a-day project.
Play Playfair or scroll down to learn more.
When I was in high school a friend gave me a letter with an encrypted message. I tried to decode it using frequency analysis (using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to do the math). It would have worked if it was a simple substitituion cypher, but it was not. It was a Playfair cypher!
If you ever recieve one of these, this game – more of an interactive tutorial – will teach you how to decode it properly.
Development time: 2 hours, 11 minutes.
My tweet from the release:
This one isn’t quite a game but it is educational! https://mgatland.com/games/playfair/play/ #onegameaday
See the full twitter thread.