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Red Herring

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Red Herring

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User Reviews for Red Herring

Tires are hitting the road here....

I loved playing this game. However, after the first tier of games it costs $1.99 for each tier after the first one. I do not have even that small amount to keep playing. The people working have extra cash at hand and may be able to continue playing, but not Elders on Disability or SSI. That's a shame. You have to provide for yourselves, I understand. This game could keep elder minds sharp (if we could pay for it.....) The sudden increase in prices last month, (September 2022) has left me with no extra money and hard put to pay my normal bills. I am sorry to have to leave this game.

1stCeye, Oct 17, 2022
Fun but sometimes too random

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.

Book girlie, Nov 05, 2017
Was 5 *, but slipped a bit.

Update! Just got an update from the developer, and it’s just great to know they took the time to respond to my note below. Back to 5 stars all the way!!I love this app. Some categories are obscure, but that’s just a way for me to learn. The reason for only 4 stars is because with the latest update, you can only see the daily puzzle for the current day. In previous releases, you could work the last 3 days, like Monkey Wrench and Seven Little Words. I’ll continue to play the game, hopefully daily. But I guess I’ll just miss the days I miss, & be glad there’s one free puzzle per day.

Busy shopper, Sep 29, 2017
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.

Celvet, Jan 31, 2020
Unique, challenging, entertaining, educational

2022 The accolades below are still true years later. But I now understand red herring needs two versions. One would be a mostly trivia version featuring movie stars movies songs etc., and the other would be largely wordplay and logic. I have no idea how to name them differently. 2019. There are no other word games out there like this. Exercises your thinking in a different way from other word games: you have to think in categories rather than in simple definitions. I've been playing for years and I enjoy it as much now as I did years ago.

Dr Bruze, May 25, 2022
Disappointed in the latest version

What happened to the three daily games? Only one day is available to play now. There used to be three days available to play which was great, especially if life got busy and I missed a day or two. I could always go back and catch up on the previous two days' games. Very disappointed that you took away that feature. Dropping my rating from 5 stars to 2 stars. You were always my go-to game. Not so much now.

ere35244, Oct 01, 2017
Just ok

I got this because I find these types of games really enjoyable! However, I was really dissatisfied after realizing that I only get ONE pack of puzzles for free, and the other 37 packs cost 1.99, which yeah is not that much but after downloading a FREE app I didn’t expect to only be given ONE free pack and pay for the rest.. They have bonus packs for free IF you purchase more puzzles first. Really, why market something as free when nothing in-app is free? Just make people buy the game to begin with. Although, I find this aspect of the app very disappointing, it is the best and most easy to use categorical game I have come across. Would love to give five stars, but really just kind of disappointed by the developers. Kind of a dick move.

kellynnmakenzie, Jul 29, 2020
Daily delight

You start off with about 20 free puzzles and then get one free puzzle a day. The words are such that 1or2 may fit in two different columns, so that adds extra challenge. I like working in “hard” mode. If I need a hint, I restart in “easy” mode. - Unexpected plus is seeing words that I never heard of. I look them up in search engine and end up learning something new to me. - At my age, this is a challenging game without being so hard that it frustrates. I feel it keeps my mind sharp as I age.

MableAR, Dec 05, 2019
Mediocre but difficult word game

Its very difficult, but much of the difficulty comes from obscure and sometimes archaic words that don't appear in youthful vernacular. This makes the difficulty feel artificial. The concept of the game is very simple and doesn't introduce much variety besides the words or categories themselves. Every puzzle you either know or you don't, and thinking longer doesn't feel rewarding compared to other puzzle games.By far the worst part is the hints require ads or money. It does allow you to just retry the puzzle at a lower difficulty, but that does trivialize the puzzle. But it's also a somewhat ugly game with a few bugs (such as tiles getting stuck). If you're looking for a word game, I'd recommend sticking with word cross.

Pehz63, Mar 26, 2023
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.

PGM529, Dec 30, 2022


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

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