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 25 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 5.8.0

We may not be Van Gogh, but we’re pretty proud of our beautiful bouquet of puzzles in the new, very easy pack “Irises.”

Also, beginning with our next release, devices using iOS version 9 will no longer be able to receive new updates (including new puzzle packs).

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

41.5K Ratings
41.5K Ratings

Hate the ads


I used to love the game, so I paid for the main version and bought a few expansion packs for more puzzles. The puzzles teach me new words and challenge my vocabulary.

All of a sudden you started getting an ad after each days “free” game. I bought it to avoid this. I emailed and the response was, “The paid version now comes with ads” which annoys me. To make matters worse, I had a software issue with my iPhone 6s+ (unrelated to this game) and when I got the game back from the cloud I lost my expansion packs. I’m not paying twice for them, as the progress I’ve made is lost as well, and I don’t care to do the same puzzle twice.

The game itself is challenging, and while they have hints you can easily find the answers online if you get stuck. I have done this and then researched to word or topic to learn more, which is why I downloaded it originally. It has helped expand my knowledge in a fun way. Knowing the letter count helps me figure out the answer even if it is unfamiliar, it just takes patience. Fun game but the rating is now 3, down from five due to the ads and loss of already purchased content.

Developer Response

Sorry for your recent negative experiences with our app. We have never had a paid, ad-free version (though we are considering it), but we are only showing ads around the free Daily Puzzles, never inside purchased packs. You should definitely get your paid packs back. Go to the app menu, scroll down to "Restore Purchases," tap on it, and follow the directions on the next screen. If that doesn't work, contact

Not the same as it used to be: UPDATE


Thank you, Blue Ox, for responding to my concerns. Since the last update my issues seem to be resolved. No more ads in Russian. Keep up the good work on all your games!

I have been playing all of your games for years and used to love them all. I actually give 5 Stars for creativity, ingenuity and design. However, In the last year, on u Little Words and Monkey Wrench, I have started getting ads in Russian. I live in the U.S. and my iPad is set to English so that is not the problem. Frankly, some of those ads seem a bit sketchy. Of course, I don’t know because I don’t read Russian.
My other concern is that in the last year or so the 7 Little Words and Monkey Wrench puzzles have taken a political turn. I don’t play puzzles and games to have political views subliminally, or overtly, suggested, regardless of what those views are. I play them to stretch my brain, to be tested on things that I know, to learn new things and to be entertained. Please, please please go back to puzzles that are not politically biased or oriented. I am on the verge of deleting both games, which is a shame because they are some of the most unique, fun to play word games on the market.
I will wait to see if I get a reply regarding these 2 concerns before deleting.
Thank you for your interest in and attention to your customers. I look forward to your response.

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback. We try to avoid any political clues and solutions because they are frequently controversial, but some political figures appear in a historical context. If you can provide examples that would be helpful. We're not sure why you would see ads in Russian. The advertising systems we use have access to ads from around the world, but it seems unlikely that they would be targeted at an English-speaking American. If you are able to take screenshots of ads that seem sketchy to you, we can look into the situation. Send details to

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.


Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.
61.5 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.
In-App Purchases
  1. Chocolate - 50 Puzzles $0.99
  2. Bridges - 50 Puzzles $0.99
  3. Clouds - 50 Puzzles $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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