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Red Herring

By Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


How to play Red Herring:

1. Group words into categories.
2. Look out for the Red Herrings, pesky little words whose sole purpose is to mislead you.
3. Have fun!

Red Herring is a unique new puzzle game. Each puzzle has only one correct solution and there's no time limit. Three difficulty levels make it suitable for the whole family.

Red Herring is FUN, CHALLENGING, and EASY TO LEARN. Don't say we didn't warn you if you can't stop playing. Give Red Herring a try today!

From the creators of 7 Little Words and Moxie.
Retina and iPad ready. Optimized for iPhone 5.


Red Herring contains 50 puzzles and a daily puzzle that you can play for free. Additional puzzles are available for purchase inside the app.

What's New in Version 2.0.1

This release fixes some crashing that some users were experiencing.


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Customer Reviews

Great for 2 or single play

For a great brain tune up I do the free daily puzzle faithfully. I prefer the hard mode and really appreciate the fair “unlimited hints” option. A friend opens Red Herring on her iPad giving us a big screen to play RH together brainstorming aloud and laughing a lot. Especially appreciated is the response comments on Facebook elicit from the game developers. And not just tech support, they listen to my occasional quibble over an answer. Long live Red Herring!

Challenging if...

If you play the medium or hard way, the easy is just so easy. The imagination level that comes free was done in less then 30 minutes, then you would have to pay to play any other levels. Not worth it to me. They do have a free daily puzzle, but I don't think it's worth keeping game just for that. Do appreciate the simplicity of game and layout is great too, just disappointing that there's only one free pack.

Great game. Makes you think out of the box.

Sometimes the matches are very obscure and limited to specific areas of knowledge which makes me think the author was either in a mean mood or extremely bored when they put together certain puzzles! It stretches your vocabulary and your brain.

Red Herring
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 16.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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