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Red Herring

By Blue Ox Technologies Ltd.

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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 1.7.2

Ahoy Red Herring Fans!

You've been asking for more puzzles and now they're here. This update contains 175 new mind-bending puzzles in the "Zenith" Extra Value puzzle pack.


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Customer Reviews

Been in the dark!!! 🎉🌟đŸ’ĨđŸŽ¯

Blue have truly set the bar now!!! I've had 7 Little Words on my phone for years and love it. Play a lot of games but just recently saw an ad for Monkey Wrench. Installed it yesterday and instantly became addicted. Realized part of puzzle design looked a little familiar to 7LW in how set up and finally hit me that perhaps it was created by the same developers, so I checked and WHAM it was! BUT THERE WAS MORE!!! Being so stunned that I'd been missing out on so much fun I thought this time I'd check to see if there were more games I needed to be playing and BOOM I discovered Red Herring and immediately became hooked. You guys have officially blown my mind? Never thought I'd say this to a company, but MORE ADS PLEASE,!!! I've been left out of too much fun! Lol. Love you all! Thanks!

Red Herring is a Real Challenge, Just a Bit Too British

I'm a word game junkie. I've downloaded, tried and deleted dozens of word challenges to my iPad and iPhone over the years. Red Herring is one of six that have maintained my interest over that time.

Unlike other games, the notion of categories, which is at the core of this game, creates a certain amount of subjectivity, leading to some serious head scratching even when you find (or stumble upon) the solution. I find myself sometimes baffled by the categorical connection the puzzle creators found among some words.

The user experience in Red Herring is very well thought through, rendering the game immediately intuitive.

I have one small complaint. At times, the puzzle makers allow British colloquialisms to creep in, making it well nigh impossible for speakers of other than the King's English to solve the puzzle unaided by clues...and often even with them.

But I'll put up with that minor flaw for the endlessly challenging Red Herring Experience!

Blue Ox does it once again

The salvation of our dying language? Perhaps not but worthy of mention and play by those who both seek to further exercise the grey matter betwixt thy ears while simultaneously cringing at the death of the english language as the hands of emoji... Fight the good fight with this game and 7 little words also by Blue Ox... Evolution will thank you!!

Red Herring
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7.2
  • Size: 11.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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