Red Herring 4+

Word Connections Puzzle Game

Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.

    • 4.7 • 44.3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Red Herring is the word connections game.

How to play:

1. Make the connections and group words into categories.

2. Look out for the Red Herrings, pesky words whose sole purpose is to
mislead you.

3. Have fun making the connections!

Red Herring is a FUN, CHALLENGING, and EASY TO LEARN word connections
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.

Don't say we didn't warn you if you can't stop playing. Give Red Herring a try

From the creators of 7 Little Words and Moxie.


Red Herring contains 25 puzzles and a daily puzzle that you can play for free.
Additional puzzles are available for purchase inside the app.

What’s New

Version 2.5.3

Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
44.3K Ratings

44.3K Ratings

PGM529 ,

Family Fun

I absolutely love this game. It’s almost impossible to do the hard level alone but I love to sit with my family and try to solve it. It’s great because everyone brings something different to the table and it’s fascinating to see how different everyone’s brain works. We have one person read the words and another looks up words we don’t know. It’s great to play at large family gatherings because all the generations see the puzzle differently. I would love to see a version with simpler words for younger children. I could see this being a great way to get kids into reading more. Learning the definitions to the words is key. Would be great on a road trip with older kids and adults.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your review. There is nothing we love more than hearing that our apps bring people together!

Ruqo ,

A little confusing sometimes

Within the first set of free puzzles, there’s a lot of confusing puzzles that just don’t make sense. Like for instance, I’m on a puzzle right now where one of the categories is bovine (cow). For options if answers, there cow, zebu, yak, bison, and ox. But somehow, ox isn’t an answer. Even though an ox is bovine. And in the same puzzle, precipitation is the category with the possible answers of drizzle, sleet, snow, hail, and rain. But somehow, rain isn’t an answer. When rain is literally water falling from cloud, the most well known word relating to precipitation. I’ve noticed a lot of these instances in just the free version, where there are answers that clearly fall under the category, but they’re the red herring words. I also find it very odd that each puzzle onward costs $2. I’ve never seen a game put such a high price point. Usually games will have a free version, and a $5 version. I just don’t see how they’d expect people to pay for +$40 for the full game.

Developer Response ,

Aha, you have hit on a key "red herring" in the game! Some items may fit into more than one category, but there is only one way to solve the entire puzzle in which *all* of the items fit correctly!

Celvet ,

Pretty good but could use improvement

I enjoy red herring and feel that it is a great idea for a game. The reason for three stars is the following. I get that game development is expensive, but I am getting both ads and pay in app expenses. If ads are going to be included then they should either disappear when one makes an in app purchase or there should be more puzzles offered for free.

One place where the free puzzle platform could be expanded is on the daily puzzles. I note that one gets the last thirty days if one buys a pack of older daily puzzles. But what about allowing us to just have access until the puzzles are posted as older daily puzzles? There are several years that are not listed. You could let us keep the puzzles we’ve completed and as those puzzles become older remove them and place them in packs. As it is, even if you purchase one of the packs, you only get the last thirty days. It would be fun to have the last 6 months up until they get “packed”.

Another problem is that sometimes the developers have incorrect information. For instance: Twice now they have had the category “Big Cats” and have included cats that are wild cats but are not big cats (no, ocelots are not big cats). This is just an example, but maybe you need a consultant in the life sciences?

I know the second point may seem to be quibbling, but it is only one example. There have been several gaffs of this sort.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful input.

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