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Red Herring

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Red Herring

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User Reviews for Red Herring

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
Big change

Haven’t played in a couple of months or so, and was very surprised by the change in difficulty. The puzzles were so easy, in fact, that I was sure that my categorizing couldn’t possibly be correct! I’m sure that you’ve gotten complaints that the puzzles are too obscure or difficult, but I liked them because they were a challenge and I could learn things. Now they’re made for a 4th grader. I hope making the puzzles that easy was just a knee jerk reaction to the complaints and that the puzzles will once again be challenging.

Timewaster10.0, Oct 14, 2019
Want to rate 5 ⭐️

I loved playing this game for the first 30 or so levels, but after I played through the first pack I found that I have to pay for the rest of the packs. There is a free daily puzzle, but one game a day to me is hardly worth opening the app for. This game is fun and challenging and I recommend it to anyone that likes word puzzles and doesn't mind paying for more puzzles. For me, though, this was merely a teaser for a game you actually have to purchase, so three stars because after an hour of play the game is virtually obsolete for me. This truly is a very fine game. I wish I had more disposable cash for more packs.

Tortitude, Jan 29, 2021
A developer true to their word

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!!

Yanxfan49, Nov 08, 2021


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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