Pig Pen Cipher Secret Message Panel Escape Room Prop

$ 109.00

INTL Shipping FAQ

Ever wanted to add a custom secret message to your Escape Room, but had no idea how? The Pig Pen Cipher Secret Message Panel will enable you to create endless encoded messages tailored to your unique Escape Room Experience.

The Panel contains Four rows of Eleven characters each. Covering the message is a clear sheet of acrylic which can be removed via a screw driver. This will allow you access to change the message, but stop Escape Room players from fiddling with it. 

This is a cipher intended primarily for escape rooms where the challenge is to decipher a provided message, but it may also have some fun home or business applications.

You are provided with a large base (22” x 7”) and set of wood laser engraved blocks.  The symbols on each block represent a letter of the alphabet.   We can set these up ahead of time to read the message of your choice or will provide you with the board and 44 blocks for you to establish your own message. The message can be reset within the limitations of the letters you have available to work with, but each symbol can generally represent multiple letters depending on how it is rotated so nearly any message could be created or you can change them over time.  There will be an acrylic cover held in place by 4 screws which will secure the letter blocks in place such that the cipher could be wall mounted if you chose or of course sit flat on a table.

The pigpen cipher, also known as the masonic cipher, Freemason's cipher, or tic-tac-toe cipher is a geometric simple substitution cipher which exchanges letters for symbols which are fragments of a grid.   The coding grid key provided was used to define the letters for our cipher.  Please watch video for details.  You could create your own key grids at your option to result in different assignment of the letters.

A kit of 44 wood laser engraved letters will be included with your standard cipher:

7 of the tile which can make any of letters A, C, G, I
6 of the tile which can make any of letters M, Q, O, K
6 of the tile which can make any of letters B, D, H, F
4 of the tile which can make the letter E
6 of the tile which can make any of letters J, L, P, R
3 of the tile which can make the letter N
7 of the tile which can make any of letters S, T, U, V
5 of the tile which can make any of letters W, X, Y, Z

You can create thus your own messages using the blocks provided, or we can custom make a message of your choosing using any text up to 44 spaces.

Pig Pen Ciphers are not overly complicated and rely on a grid system to encode a message. Please check out my How to Use/Read the Pig Pen Cipher in Escape Rooms article for detailed information (and Pictures!)



A lot of our puzzles can be customized with different images, text, symbols and codes.

If you are placing an order for any puzzle which requires a code such as:

  • Magnet Maze
  • Disk Maze
  • Directional Lock Puzzle
  • Grille Cipher
  • Holey Moley
  • Braille Box

Please select "Yes" to customization and Email me the code.

All Magnet Mazes require a code from you, the other puzzles will have a standard code used if a custom code is not selected.

International Orders Please Email me the code at

There is not an additional charge for a custom code on Magnet Mazes. There is a small fee for customizing the puzzles.

It is very important to relay codes for mazes and any custom information to me at the time of your order.

I cannot get started until knowing exactly what you want. If I do not have this information it will increase the amount of time it takes for you to have the puzzle in your hands.

If you would like to add images or more extensive customization please contact me prior to placing your order so we can work out the details. 

I can also create custom one off props to fit in with the exact needs of your room. If you have an idea please do not hesitate to contact me. We may just be able to bring it to life.



INTL Shipping FAQ Ships Worldwide

Please note international shipping times have been effected by Covid-19. Not all shipments will be impacted; however, there is a chance your order will experience a moderate to significant increase in transit time. If it seems your package is taking longer than normal be sure to check the tracking link and contact your local Post.

Please see below for for a Q&A conducted among me and myself regarding International shipping. If you have any additional questions or need clarification please contact me directly

Q: Do you ship your escape room puzzles internationally?
A: Yes! We should all around the world.

Q: What is the cost of international shipping?
A: Cost will vary depending upon the overall weight of your order. Fortunately, we have a fantastic partnership when it comes to international shipping rates which will save you money.

Q: How do I take advantage of your discounted international shipping rates?
A: It is very easy. Simply select your country from the pop-up window or the dropdown box at the top of the page. This will translate the site to your native language and currency. Not only will this activate the international shipping platform, but allow you to browse our site in your language and currency.

Q: How long does it normally take for international shipments to arrive?
A: Travel time varies country to country. Expect around 15 days.

Q: I can't wait that long is there any option to receive my puzzles faster?
A: Indeed there is. If you do not mind paying more for shipping I can have them sent via DHL. The shipping time for this service is normally 2-5 days. If you would like to use this shipping option please contact me directly as it is not available through the website. 

Q: What about Customs?
A: Each country handles Custom's duties differently. If you are concerned over what the duty may be on your order I suggest checking your Country's rates prior to completing your order. 

Q: How much will Customs cost?
A: This also varies with each Country. It is important to note you as the receiver of the shipment are responsible for paying any and all taxes/duties/fees imposed by your Country. I/Creative Escape Rooms are not responsible for any taxes/duties/fees imposed by your Country.

Q: How long does it take for you to ship an order?
A: This is a tricky one as it really depends upon what you order. Some puzzles (such as mazes) take longer to make than a cipher wheel or lobby puzzle. Often times I can have an order ready to ship within 5 business days. Other factors such as custom requests/engraving will increase lead time.

Q: Why is my order shipping to Folcroft, PA. I do not even live in the United States?!
A: The address shown in Folcroft, PA is an International Shipping Hub. From there your puzzles will be redirected to you. The confirmation Email sent after placing your order contains another link with more detailed shipping/tracking information. 

Pig Pen Cipher Secret Message Panel Escape Room Prop

Pig Pen Cipher Secret Message Panel Escape Room Prop

$ 109.00