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.

What's New

Version 2.1.0

This version fixes crashing associated with the previous one.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
172 Ratings
172 Ratings

Really needs a "next" button

I enjoy this game very much. Occasionally, however, I get stuck and can't complete a puzzle unless I spend a very long time working at it. This is very frustrating. I mean, it's only a game, right? I simply want to move on to the next game, but there is no way to do that. I imagine there will eventually be a game that just can't solve. When that happens, I will NOT be buying hints. I'll be deleting the app from my iPad. Please give us an option to skip to the next game.

Developer Response

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.

desert rat too

Oh you want money for the hints

It would’ve been nice to have been told before I got to game 14 that I needed to pay for the hints. And if you got 3500 games 150 hints isn’t going to quite do it. Disappointed, guess I’ll stick with the other game where I’ve already bought the hints. They don’t seem to run out


Ads in purchased games- I made a mistake

Why do we see ads in packs that have been purchased? Not happy with that.

Got this game confused with another. SORRY.

Developer Response

Hmmm. Red Herring Express has no packs to buy, though you can remove ads by going to the settings screen. Do you mean you are seeing ads inside puzzle packs in the original Red Herring app? That would be unintentional, and we would want to fix it. Please contact if that is happening.


Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.
17.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. 10 Hints $0.99
  2. 50 Hints $3.99
  3. 150 Hints $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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