Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Red Herring by Blue Ox Technologies Ltd., get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Red Herring

By Blue Ox Technologies Ltd.

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.


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 1.9.3

Ahoy Red Herring Fans!
This release contains
- Mobius puzzle pack with 50 puzzles
Have fun!


iPhone Screenshot 1
iPhone Screenshot 2
iPhone Screenshot 3
iPad Screenshot 1
iPad Screenshot 2
iPad Screenshot 3

Customer Reviews

A consummate challenge!

I've always loved word games - grew up on Scrabble & Boggle. Preferred Boggle mainly because it's a level playing field - everyone uses the same letter grid and the speed of the game means it never gets boring. Same here - though the various levels of difficulty enables one to play against a younger or less skilled opponent. I like the way some words can work in more than one category but ultimately all the words can only work in one. Clever and challenging. I've rarely used hints - still have 9 freebies left. Love the compound word ones "mark/worm/note" - all work with "book". Thanks for a great game that I never get tired of playing! - Sky in NYC

Fun but needs improvement

I like this game, there isn't much to it graphics wise but it is quite challenging my only issues are that some of the words could go in 2 different columns and after each game you if you select play another you then have to select easy medium or hard. For some that can be a bonus I prefer to start at the easy level and work my way up by completing each game, again that is just me, my other issue pertains to the cost of certain things another set of hints is $2.99 which seems over priced to me. I would however recommend this game I do enjoy it immensely

Red Herring

New kind of word game...
Tried this on a whim about a month ago and haven't been disappointed yet. I enjoy word type games and looked around the app
store for another one, came across Red Herring and well, here you go, "Bob's your Uncle" so I downloaded this good game!
Different from all others in that you must put the words in categories suggested by the headings. The only thing I would like to see added ... please tell us what puts that list in a category. Thanks for another great game, folks!

Red Herring
View in iTunes
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.9.3
  • Size: 16.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
All Versions:

Top In-App Purchases

  1. Curiosity - 50 Puzzles$0.99
  2. Unlimited Hints$2.99
  3. Brilliant! - 50 Puzzles$0.99
  4. Allegro - 50 Puzzles$0.99
  5. Spelunking - 50 Puzzles$0.99
  6. IQ - 50 Puzzles$0.99
  7. Renaissance - 50 Puzzles$0.99
  8. Serendipity - 50 Puzzles$0.99
  9. Older Daily Puzzles 2014 Jul - Dec$1.99
  10. Quantum Leap - 175 Puzzles$2.99