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  • Last update: 11 months ago
  • Version: 1.9.3
  • Size: 16.3 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Blue Ox Technologies Ltd.
  • Content rating: Rated 4+
  • Languages: English
  • In-App Purchases:
  • Curiosity - 50 Puzzles $0.99
  • Unlimited Hints $2.99
  • Brilliant! - 50 Puzzles $0.99
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  • IQ - 50 Puzzles $0.99
  • Renaissance - 50 Puzzles $0.99
  • Older Daily Puzzles 2014 Jul - Dec $1.99
  • Serendipity - 50 Puzzles $0.99
  • Quantum Leap - 175 Puzzles $2.99
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Red Herring Description


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.

Rating Distribution

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  • Bg
    Book girlie
    It’s a challenge to figure out how some words are related, which is why this game is fun. But it’s less fun when the challenge is to read the minds of the designers. For example, there might be five words that fit a category accurately but you need the specific four the designers have in mind. That just takes stupid repetitive switching rather than using your brain. I suggest the designers work harder at finding four great matches and one that SEEMS like a match but cannot be.
  • Y
    I play this game daily and after one of the most recent updates the format for daily free puzzles was changed. I took issue with that change and let the developer know that I was not happy and changed my review of the app to one star and heaped scathing ridicule on them. They assured me that the format would return to its original form and it has. Therefore I hereby declare “ I LOVE THIS GAME “ and will continue to play it daily. Thanks guys!!
  • m
    What an addictive game that stimulates the mind. They made this game by throwing in the correct words for each category and then added a red herring to throw us off. I have sat for an hour going from game to game. The difficult answers make me go to another source researching for the best word, and on top of a new word, the game makers give us the definition to help us expand our vocabulary. Any teacher would approve.

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