If you enjoy crossword puzzles, word finds, and anagram games, you're going to love 7 Little Words!

Each bite-size puzzle consists of 7 clues, 7 mystery words, and 20 letter groups. Find the mystery words by deciphering the clues and combining the letter groups.

7 Little Words is FUN, CHALLENGING, and EASY TO LEARN. We guarantee you've never played anything like it before. Give 7 Little Words a try today!

From the creators of Moxie, Monkey Wrench, and Red Herring.


7 Little Words contains 50 puzzles that you can play for free. One new puzzle is available for free each day without a subscription.


New puzzle packs are added to our app monthly. These may include themed and non-themed puzzles from our 5 difficulty levels, as well as semi-annual Daily Puzzle collections.


The app also includes more than 10,000 puzzles that have been compiled since the original release of the app in 2011. There are themed and non-themed puzzles of every difficulty level, as well as puzzles in Spanish and puzzles written for an Australian audience.

You may subscribe to play our monthly new puzzle packs plus our entire catalog. Subscription options include annual ($29.99 per year), monthly ($3.99 per month), and weekly ($1.99 per month) subscriptions. The subscription amount will be charged to your iTunes account as an in-app purchase. Your subscription will renew automatically unless you cancel it at least 24 hours before expiration. You can also turn off auto-renew at any time in your iTunes account settings.

You may buy individual packs within the app without a subscription.

Terms of use

What's New

Version 5.7.2

Under the hood ad improvements.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

25.1K Ratings

25.1K Ratings

Brock Johnson

Bold Brock

I do still own this game and play it first thing in the morning along with Red Herring and Monkey Wrench. I enjoy playing it and was happy with the most recent update with the freebie puzzle pack, but now I'm very upset with it and frustrated because the 21st level puzzle isn't accessible unless you're wanting or willing to be downloading the idiotic ABC Mouse program with a credit card number, and that's beyond bogus and dangerous. I'm not playing the free puzzle pack until they dump that obligation in the next update and will just be focusing on the free daily puzzles. If they don't change it soon, I'm deleting 7 Little Words from my IPad permanently!

Developer Response

We're sorry for this issue. There are only 20 puzzles in the Free Puzzle Playground, but many users have reported the issue of seeing more but not being able to play them. We are working on a fix for this as fast as possible. You will never have to download an app and put in your credit card number in order to continue playing in our game.

Frustrated Puzzle Lover 😒


Have used (and loved) this app for years. Sadly, newest version has problems. My app now lets me work for a short time and then switches (on its own) to another puzzle. If I complete 2nd puzzle, goes to the one I had originally started and locks, requiring a shutdown. Reopening and going to original puzzle doesn't help as same behavior repeats. There is a mention of "ads" (which I can't see), so have no way of accessing. Have been in touch with support and they keep saying it will change, but it hasn't. Believe the ads I can't see are at the root of this. Would be happy to pay to get rid of them, but no option available. In IT for years and good at troubleshooting, but I'm stumped. Hate to have to give up the app, but it's no longer worth the trouble. 😕

Developer Response

We are very sorry to hear that you are having so much trouble with the app. We are aware of issues (similar to yours) in the latest version that are happening to some puzzle players. We are in the process of rolling out an update that we believe will fix these. You are also welcome to send details of your issues to so we can address your specific problem.



I've played this game for years and love it, but suddenly had trouble with it loading. Then I noticed there was an update. I clicked on the update but still couldn't get it to load. I deleted it and reinstalled it, then it didn't show my purchases, including the unlimited hints that I paid to get. Now I even have to try several times before it'll even load.

Developer Response

Very sorry for these issues. Please send the details to, and our tech team will help you.


Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.
60.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011-2018 Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.
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