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7 Little Words: Word Puzzles
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Get ready for relaxing, word-building fun with the unique puzzles in 7 Little Words. Whether you enjoy word finds, anagram and jumble games, or crosswords, 7 Little Words is the perfect app when you’re taking a short break or passing time while waiting! Use the clues and letter blocks to find the 7 scrambled words in each bite-size puzzle. 7 Little Words is FUN and EASY TO LEARN. We guarantee you've never played anything like it before. Give 7 Little Words a try today! From the creators of Moxie, Monkey Wrench, and Red Herring. ----- 7 Little Words contains 25 puzzles that you can play for free. Two new puzzles are available for free each day. CATALOG OF 10,000+ ADDITIONAL PUZZLES The app also includes more than 10,000 puzzles that have been compiled since the original release of the app in 2011. There are themed and non-themed puzzles of every difficulty level (all available in US and UK English versions), as well as puzzles in Spanish and puzzles written for an Australian audience. You may subscribe to play our entire catalog. Subscription options include yearly and monthly subscriptions. The subscription amount will be charged to your iTunes account as an in-app purchase. Your subscription will renew automatically unless you cancel it at least 24 hours before expiration. You can also turn off auto-renew at any time in your iTunes account settings. You may buy individual packs within the app without a subscription. Terms of Use http://www.7LittleWords.com/terms-conditions/
Trouble Getting Next Puzzle
by JTMB1230 on 2019/11/17 01:17
I hate the new update. I never know how many puzzles I’ll be able to do each time I get on the App. After completing some games, the app has trouble retrieving the next game. It just keeps spinning and never gets the next puzzle. So that’s the last game of the day for me! So irritating! That and all the ads that pop up before the next puzzle appears. It is a waste of time. Please fix this mess!
Fun Game
by BetsyK on 2019/11/16 18:29
Quick and helps keep brain sharp
Used 2 B a 5
by The T333 on 2019/11/16 13:05
Like the other reviews, the updates are ruining the quaint originality of what used to be a a good brain game. Adding more bonus puzzles to the daily puzzle takes away from the simple git ‘er done aspect. If I miss a day or two of the daily puzzles, there are 10 or more the next day. Bring back the one bonus only daily OR create an option to delete the accumulated bonuses. When that happens, a 5 star rating will be reinstated.
Ads
by Gincello on 2019/11/16 02:28
I have enjoyed this game for years. An ad between every game is disconcerting enough, but when you can’t get rid of the ad by just clicking on the X, I tend to go bezerk. If i miss a couple days and get that many recalcitrant ads at once on a day when I’m not in the mood for that nonsense,I feel sure I will delete it from my iPad. In case I do that, which seems likely, thank you for all the great word games you've provided over the years. Ps, if I get frustrated with this one Monkey Wrench will follow suit...I don’t like it as well as this one, so any ads on it aren’t worth my trouble.
5
by Garden gal on 2019/11/16 01:34
Entertaining and good brain exercise
Disappointed
by IbuSaja on 2019/11/15 21:25
This used to be a great game for serious wordsmiths. However, with the addition of carnival colors, dumbed down daily puzzles and screeching ads for a host of preteen centric games, it has become increasingly evident that the developers are now focused on a more juvenile audience. I no longer do the daily puzzles because they are way too easy and the ads loudly override my IPad’s silent mode, disturbing everyone around me. Also, the ads repeatedly take you to other sites, even if you decline the offer and they make it difficult, if not impossible, to get back to the game. I have no problem with asking players look at an ad in exchange for a free puzzle. This is how game sites make money. However, the current ad policy is disrespectful which is never a good marketing strategy. I have been playing this game since it’s inception and have purchased over 100 packs. However, once my last three packs are finished , I’m done.
Noisy
by Hhkcjchdffv on 2019/11/15 15:06
They added sounds to their ads, very disruptive when your are trying to play in a quiet place. Thanks for the reply, but your ads didn’t have sound that overrode my phone’s silent mode until the last month.
7-words
by Pstton on 2019/11/15 03:11
Challenges me to think A bit.
Loved this until ...
by Catuli24 on 2019/11/14 23:30
... an ad from Shutterfly appeared that I could NOT get out of. I was enjoying the app so much that I was ready to pay for the ad-free version, because as a general rule I like to support developers. I always play a few games prior to paying for full versions just to see whether the game actually works and is glitch-free. The fact that I’m faced with an ad from which I can’t extricate myself has largely killed my incentive to pay for this one though. There’s no way to close it. No little x or back arrow, etc. Makes no difference where I touch the screen, I’m in this endless loop of ad > App Store > Safari. Not cool.
Simple
by Deedidoo on 2019/11/14 16:36
I don’t play much since the difficulty level was lowered. Once in a while it’s enjoyable but only for a game or two. May be more appropriate for kids.
Quick Brain Teasers
by Eilonwyj on 2019/11/14 03:54
I like the little puzzles of 7 Little Words, specially when they are theme puzzles. However, I liked it better when I had to figure out the theme of the daily puzzle instead of seeing it in the title. There would come a moment when everything finally made sense. I wish there were more Spanish puzzles, as they are good vocabulary stretchers for me. My one criticism is the placement of the “Hints” button. I had 12 hints left when we went to the new format; now I’m down to 5. I didn’t actually want to use any hints at all; my finger slipped when I meant to scramble the letters. I think the “Hints” button used to be at the bottom, not right next to the “Rearrange” button. I hope they fix this before I waste the rest of my clues. I own many puzzle packs and like doing the most difficult ones. I’ve learned a lot and had fun.
Fun and stimulating
by Sunshine state traveler on 2019/11/14 01:52
Quick, fun, fewer ads
New Trick
by Cuzinjude on 2019/11/13 14:38
I really hate the new trick you pull by putting an X in the corner so we think we can get rid of the ad. Touch it and off to the App Store you go!! 😤😡
Incorrectly claims it can’t connect to the internet
by Zaphod Beeblebrox's best friend on 2019/11/12 12:33
For some reason the app gets in a mode where it claims it can’t connect to the internet. When every other app on my phone works great, including a network connectivity checker. This happened with an older version several years ago and after a year or so the major app update fixed it. Until now. On the latest version it is happening again. And now it is fixed after a week or so. No clue why, but thank you!
The fun is diminishing for me
by Doreen4 on 2019/11/11 09:24
This has been one of my favorites for years, and I never minded a short ad. Sometimes I even clicked on them. But the ads are so out of control now, presumably to encourage you to pay for an ad-free subscription. And the app actually overrides my volume settings since my last upgrade. I may need to give up on this one.
Brain Teaser
by Estes Game Gal on 2019/11/10 20:58
Some puzzles are easier than others, but they always challenge me. Lots of fun!
Ads are Sneaky
by YKARaphael on 2019/11/10 00:00
I love this game. It’s relaxing and yet challenging. It’s a favorite, but I hate the ads. I detest them being dished up with sound. I will adjust when I play, however so I don’t disturb anyone before I can get the sound off. I enjoy the game enough to ignore ads. What I won’t tolerate is an ad lingering so long, I become convinced that the only way to get back to playing is to click a link that fools me into going to my Apple store account, and potentially giving ads companies a look at my account. I have no idea what information might have been collected when this happened. I resent how this ad was designed. I feel that both the developers and Apple have a responsibility to protect my privacy and I expect to not be annoyed just to play a game. I’ve deleted this game from my phone, because I have zero tolerance for this kind of ad behavior from an app.
7 little words
by invisiblederby on 2019/11/09 23:37
Love this game
Daily user
by Rowlingalong on 2019/11/09 14:13
Love the new version! We love that you can go back 3 days and still get all the puzzles! Thank you. Love that you put an extra Bonus Puzzle!
Freezes between games
by m5m12 on 2019/11/09 13:36
This was my morning “Go To” game, but since the upgrade freezes between each game. While I appreciated the bonus games, it is not worth it to reboot my iPad between every game. Will this be fixed, or do I find another word game?
Stimulating and challeging
by Arlene Doll on 2019/11/08 22:25
As a person who As
Ad overlords
by AboutuNotme on 2019/11/08 15:48
I have always loved this game but am beyond disgusted about the way ads effect the app. I play all the daily games enduring the ads that are included. After the last game is played there is yet another ad. I am done but if I don’t sit through that ad, the game will not open the next day, requiring me to restart my phone. Screw you and your greed. I’ve played this game for several years now and enjoyed it, but you don’t care about your players. Your only concern is your pocketbook. I can live without your game.
Love Daily Puzzels
by Pinkrubylll on 2019/11/07 15:55
Daily Puzzle is my go to each morning. I appreciate having this free app.
CMSMITH :up
by cms cmt on 2019/11/07 07:59
Did well 3rd or 4th time around!!
I want the original Seven Little Words back
by Wellworkingapp on 2019/11/06 14:10
I have been playing Seven Little Words for 6+ years now and I loved it! It was the perfect break to my day and something that stimulates my brain without overwhelming me too much like your usual crossword puzzles. The original version was so simple, classy and pleasing to the eye. This new version is absolutely dreadful that I can’t even open it anymore! It makes me so sad to quit something that has been part of my life for so long but I can’t deal with this new version. If only there was a way un-update an app.
Word Play
by julizouzou on 2019/11/05 19:03
I love to do crosswords and I find 7 Little Words such a refreshing take on words and clues. It has challenged my brain and increase my remembered vocabulary.
I used to love this game till the ads came in....
by 707609 on 2019/11/05 02:55
I have had the 7 Little Words app for several years now and I have several game packs that I have purchased and like to play them over again as time passes. But now even when I am playing puzzle packs that I have purchased in the past I get interrupted with advertisements. I totally understand getting ads when I am playing “free” puzzle packs but I don’t feel I should get ads while playing puzzle packs that I have paid for. I am also bummed out about the new layout. I loved playing the black background with green letters (night mode) for when I’m winding down for the night. I guess all good things must change 😢
Best game ever
by 36brooke on 2019/11/05 02:40
Never a day goes by when I don’t play 7 little Words. Brain challenger
7 little words
by Shimmels on 2019/11/04 23:13
I have had this jam up twice. First time, I deleted it and then re-downloaded it on my phone. Just jamed up again, game is completely frozen, so I deleted it again. Now I can’t even get it back on my phone. Too bad, I really enjoyed this game.
Great game
by gshafkind on 2019/11/04 00:14
I really enjoy this game. Very challenging! I have to be on all cylinders in order to solve all the clues.
Seven little words
by lameleftfoit on 2019/11/03 12:48
Daily workout
Awful!
by Nesie100 on 2019/11/03 03:33
Use to love the old version. Clean, easy and fun. Now you are forced to see ads! The irony is I would NEVER purchase any product forced on mean this manner. Just makes me hate it! I’ve played this game for years. Now I have to delete it. No one was complaining about the original design. I’ve come to understand ‘redesign’ to mean sprucing things up enough to justify price gouging and reduce usability!!
I’m getting smarter.
by Earley2013 on 2019/11/03 01:40
I like puzzles an this is a good one. It makes you think.
Free Fun For Friends
by velux10 on 2019/11/02 13:06
Free Fun For Friends
Fun. Good.
by MeganLatapie on 2019/11/02 04:26
Continues to add more advertisements so interest in game is waiting. But still fun and some are challenging. Good time waster/brainy thing to do.
Change
by Tootie70 on 2019/11/01 23:39
I don’t like that there are so many puzzles each day. Generally I don’t like your changes.
Frustrated
by Tebece on 2019/11/01 20:45
Thought the problems I had been having were fixed but today it’s back to the ad being on a black screen and therefore I can’t access the ad supported puzzle. I did get to do the daily puzzle. If the black screen is there tomorrow I won’t be able to do either puzzle. Love this game!!! Having problems with the ad supported puzzle that appears with the free daily puzzle. It’s either a black screen or a circle signaling that it is downloading the puzzle. I just tried to access it and its still trying to download after 22 hours. Having the same problem with the ad supported puzzle. It is doing the circle signaling that it is downloading the puzzle. When this happens you can’t do the daily puzzle or the puzzles that I have purchased. Did the daily puzzle and the ad supported puzzle today and it is still doing the downloading thing. Same problem again. Did daily puzzle and the ad supported puzzles will not download. All I get is the circle signaling that it’s downloading.
Seven Little Words
by latrotter on 2019/11/01 16:07
I absolutely love this word challenge. I’ve recommended it to friends who have also become hooked. Great little brain exercise to do while having your morning coffee.
Loving in Austin
by FunnyDragonfly on 2019/11/01 12:01
Every morning I look forward to solving these puzzles along with my first cup of coffee! Thanks for adding extra bonus puzzles!
Enjoyable game
by Maur26 on 2019/11/01 09:12
I’m into word games and I enjoy figuring out the answers.
Adds
by Lmeauxjr on 2019/11/01 07:57
Too many adds
Review
by Nana Barb K on 2019/11/01 00:21
Love this game. Very mind challenging
Keeps my brain
by Di Monsters on 2019/10/31 17:16
Working
Stop hijacking my speaker!
by vbprof on 2019/10/31 14:11
I used to love 7LW and still play but may have to quit. I understand the need to monetize via advertising but there is NO REASON for ads to show video with sound, ESPECIALLY on devices where sound is otherwise muted. Need to stop those ads or make muted the default!
Long advertising
by spookyigor on 2019/10/31 11:40
The advertisements are annoyingly long
Too. Many. Ads.
by Writerevie21 on 2019/10/31 04:53
The amount of ads is ridiculous. I get it, devs need to make their money. I would happily pay but upon reading more reviews, it looks like there are ads for the paid versions too?? No thanks. I pay $30 a year for the NYT Crosswords app and have full access to the archives and daily puzzles—all with no ads. Devs for 7 Little Words should seriously rethink their business approach. Additionally, some of these ads take you to the App Store to download whatever they were advertising, even if you don’t touch your screen. Beyond annoying and now deleted from my phone.
Ads despite buying packs
by Pig205 on 2019/10/30 21:51
This game now plays ads even when using packs you bought and despite having bought the app previously. Another trash game to go along with the rest now.
Problem?
by Maryrob66 on 2019/10/30 17:07
Just after midnight my game suddenly stopped working. Still unable to open.
Favorite word game
by taytayye on 2019/10/30 04:32
I love this game every now and then when I want to stretch my brain!
Keeps my brain sharp
by Texasjoyride on 2019/10/30 01:11
Just what I needed to keep the gray matter sharp at age 69. The right amount of challenge!
Ads are VERY annoying
by PJLooking on 2019/10/29 19:59
I understand this app is supported by ads, but they are too much! I have the sounds off when my husband or grandchildren are napping/sleeping, these ads pass over that and blast out loud music and sounds. The ads also open up the App Store every time. Since there are 5 puzzles a day (which I like) there are 4 times the sound blares and it forces my App store to open! While I currently am still playing it, if this continues I will be deleting it.
Bring back selective hints.
by OracleEDBman on 2019/10/29 13:38
The new interface is great. My only complaint is that you took away the ability to select the clue to get a hint for. I don’t like the random hint algorithm you use now.
7 Little Words
by Proofreader2 on 2019/10/29 13:26
Thank you for the extra bonus puzzles! You all are awesome!
Text too small
by mountainhiker on 2019/10/29 11:10
Please consider increasing the font size
7 Little Words is my favorite game!
by Susie Q.. on 2019/10/28 20:21
I just never get tired of it,! I could play it all day I just get caught up in the game and don’t notice time passing!It has helped increase my vocabulary and, is just plain fun too! Susie Q.
Ads are intrusive
by Mariposa Too on 2019/10/28 16:34
I have enjoyed the puzzles for a number of years, but the ads have become so intrusive I am ready to give them up.
Advertisers, please Respect silence mode!!!!!
by kodiakak on 2019/10/28 09:06
Aaaarrrggghhhhh! 3:30 AM and I was awake. My phone is on SILENT/do not disturb! I played a few games of Seven Little Words, relaxing myself back to sleep. Ads silently played between rounds and THEN came an ad with music and noise!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!?? My phone is in “do not disturb” mode. Now I am not just awake...I won’t be getting back to sleep. AND my husband is also awake and won’t be getting back to sleep. Advertisers, please respect the silent setting on our phones. I’ll be going back to playing just occasionally - and definitely not in the middle of the night.
John
by dragin main on 2019/10/27 16:30
Stimulating
Love it and hate it
by edlvvh on 2019/10/27 11:47
I love the game! However, when you hit next game or go back to the menu, it just spins and spins. Sometimes for HOURS. I hate having to turn off my home every 1-2 games to get it to restart.
Ads constantly get “stuck”
by cbfan962 on 2019/10/27 10:11
I love this game, but I constantly have to delete it and download it again. I push the “next puzzle” and it just keeps going around and around as if it is “stuck.” No matter how many times I come back to it during the day, it still is stuck. I finally have to delete it and try again.
Used to be great. Now it’s horrible.
by Nunyrbusiness on 2019/10/27 00:20
Loud long obnoxious ads. Not worth that.
unlimit games
by Erica Nicole Griffin on 2019/10/26 19:21
my suggestions you unlimit for , year if they like then pay more money 1 ever year simply that’s my opinion 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Great Game
by D@ve Wi1s0n on 2019/10/26 03:26
Great game
Horrible app
by sff hi d on 2019/10/25 23:51
Loud, annoying ads. These ads play with sound even though the phone is silenced!!! Shove the ads up your butt.
Great
by Dangfool on 2019/10/25 17:19
Works well with voice over
Fun
by kulesajohn on 2019/10/25 14:39
Challenging
Wanda J
by Sparkle Pebbles on 2019/10/25 12:45
Playing this game is how I keep my brain stimulated. I love this game.
New kiddy format on adult version
by HealinJoy on 2019/10/25 02:59
The new format is cutesy and not “fun”. The smiley face afterward makes me feel 3 yrs old which is annoying. The words load automatically now and make a “cheerful” plink noise. No longer much fun to play as an adult.
Dancer
by Emckdancet on 2019/10/24 18:25
Just large enough to enjoy daily
Noisy ads
by Yankee Cream Pie on 2019/10/24 06:01
The main reason I don’t play anymore is because an ad for an angry birds game is always coming up and it makes noise even though my phone is on silent. Not cool. I like to play before bed to calm my brain but the noise wakes my husband up. Not. Cool.
Great brain exercise
by FrauF2 on 2019/10/24 01:52
Some of these are easy, some are challenging. Love this game!
Great brain game
by ww2tt on 2019/10/23 18:28
From simple words to ones you might have to look up in the dictionary, this game challenges your understanding of word definitions/meanings as well as your spelling. I do this puzzle every day with my morning coffee. If I can’t complete the game, I don’t worry. They let you go back several days and complete incomplete or missed puzzles.
Recall
by nonuname on 2019/10/23 16:45
Great tool to help recall infrequently used words an learn some new one
Nono
by cookieleen on 2019/10/23 13:28
Update keeps freezing up game when next is tapped.
Puzzles
by LGN11 on 2019/10/23 10:38
Starts my morning every day.
7 years of decent play
by ANickNameNoOneElseHas! on 2019/10/23 06:18
Don’t play. Daily but every now and then it’s a decent wya to relax and keep the mind sharp.
7
by Menerva700 on 2019/10/22 22:26
I like this game. I play religiously every day. However some of the clues just make me want to roll my eyes and some of the words are just not words. Sometimes I wonder if the people writing this I living in a different country. Also I’m not liking that there are tons of daily’s to do now. I have other thing to do with my time.
Seven little words
by pucusina on 2019/10/22 20:38
It’s so much fun and educational at the same time. Love it.
7 little words
by verse15 on 2019/10/22 20:06
Don’t care to get 5 puzzles a day. I know...I don’t have to do them!!!
Fun
by H20dj on 2019/10/22 17:33
Love this game.....just too many bonus games per each day.
Seven little words
by Uuijfhsdhf on 2019/10/22 15:02
This game has helped keep my brain active 👍🏻
Great time waster
by 7lilwords on 2019/10/22 14:21
This game is so “addictive” you start playing and, before you know it, the day is gone!!
Thanks
by mischief grandma on 2019/10/22 14:04
Love this game. I’m 79 and I use the game to “wake up” my brain. Thank you developers and contributors.
Puzzles
by Jfl1125 on 2019/10/22 12:33
I complete all of the puzzles daily. Love ‘em
Fun and challenging
by hutchti on 2019/10/22 12:24
Love the puzzles but have become very frustrated with the fact that one daily challenge does not move smoothly through the bonus puzzles. The screen goes white and is "stuck" or a little window appears with the donut spinning inside it. It takes hours for the next bonus to come up.
Judith
by Judybranin on 2019/10/22 10:49
I have been playing 7 Little Words for years. It challenges, and often increases, my knowledge of vocabulary and spelling.
Seven little words
by bgbgbgbg123 on 2019/10/22 10:04
I used to enjoy getting a single puzzle a day Getting one bonus puzzle was still ok But getting five a day is overkill
Great for the brain
by jo4877 on 2019/10/22 09:48
Fun and challenging
Perfect word game!
by Momo NYC on 2019/10/22 08:25
Makes your brain work in a different way! Love this game! Word skills ; Learn new words
A short revire
by Flower lover 2 on 2019/10/22 02:52
Love the challenge!
7 Little Words
by Kasanof on 2019/10/21 23:55
Very good to keep your brain active.
Frustrating
by namedfornoone on 2019/10/21 13:38
I have played this game for a long time and enjoy the daily challenge. Lately, I have had to delete and reinstall it at least once a week. It gets stuck trying to load the next puzzle.
7 little words
by mingogrsndma on 2019/10/21 03:40
Such a great mind game really really enjoy
Word Game Lover
by Clairbearcher on 2019/10/20 14:41
Playing 7 Little Words is a great mix of challenge and reward when you use what you know about putting syllables together to form words. This game is also a fun way to learn new definitions of words ! I play it every day and enjoy sharing it with my friends and family.
Keeps my brain sharp
by little jojo5016 on 2019/10/19 17:59
This is a quick little time killer. It is the right amount of challenge and satisfaction for me. I also find it sometimes teaches me words that I haven’t learned in my 50 years.
New look
by Monello1972 on 2019/10/19 17:53
Brilliant
Review
by amh35 on 2019/10/19 15:43
To many daily bonus puzzles
Annoying Advertising - No Way Out
by ame218 on 2019/10/19 14:41
Lately there is an ad with a pregnant woman advertising a bidet toilet seat. There’s no way to exit ad and it just keeps repeating on a loop. I love 7 Little Words but won’t continue to play if this ad isn’t taken down or edited to be able to exit. So annoying!!
Freezes
by Colorado11 on 2019/10/19 01:21
I love this game especially since you’ve added more bonus puzzles. The problem is it keeps freezing when moving to a new puzzle after completing one. I have to reboot the iPad or wait till the next day but then I’m really behind! Please check into this!
Not the same as it used to be: UPDATE
by WhiskeyJacq on 2018/03/14 15:03
Thank you, Blue Ox, for responding to my concerns. Since the last update my issues seem to be resolved. No more ads in Russian. Keep up the good work on all your games! I have been playing all of your games for years and used to love them all. I actually give 5 Stars for creativity, ingenuity and design. However, In the last year, on u Little Words and Monkey Wrench, I have started getting ads in Russian. I live in the U.S. and my iPad is set to English so that is not the problem. Frankly, some of those ads seem a bit sketchy. Of course, I don’t know because I don’t read Russian. My other concern is that in the last year or so the 7 Little Words and Monkey Wrench puzzles have taken a political turn. I don’t play puzzles and games to have political views subliminally, or overtly, suggested, regardless of what those views are. I play them to stretch my brain, to be tested on things that I know, to learn new things and to be entertained. Please, please please go back to puzzles that are not politically biased or oriented. I am on the verge of deleting both games, which is a shame because they are some of the most unique, fun to play word games on the market. I will wait to see if I get a reply regarding these 2 concerns before deleting. Thank you for your interest in and attention to your customers. I look forward to your response.
Hate the ads
by bibkel on 2018/05/02 17:17
I used to love the game, so I paid for the main version and bought a few expansion packs for more puzzles. The puzzles teach me new words and challenge my vocabulary. All of a sudden you started getting an ad after each days “free” game. I bought it to avoid this. I emailed and the response was, “The paid version now comes with ads” which annoys me. To make matters worse, I had a software issue with my iPhone 6s+ (unrelated to this game) and when I got the game back from the cloud I lost my expansion packs. I’m not paying twice for them, as the progress I’ve made is lost as well, and I don’t care to do the same puzzle twice. The game itself is challenging, and while they have hints you can easily find the answers online if you get stuck. I have done this and then researched to word or topic to learn more, which is why I downloaded it originally. It has helped expand my knowledge in a fun way. Knowing the letter count helps me figure out the answer even if it is unfamiliar, it just takes patience. Fun game but the rating is now 3, down from five due to the ads and loss of already purchased content.
Awful Redesign
by Mellimusic on 2019/05/11 04:57
I absolutely loved this game but it’s new redesign just feels absolutely awful. The icon looks awful, the front menu makes it feel like there are fewer options, but overall, the actual puzzle screen is awful. The top banner takes up extra space on the screen that could be used for making the words bigger- which there is no longer an easy option to switch between font sizes by just tapping the hints. I’m not fond of the lack of a “guess” button, either. Letters take too long to get to move from the bank to the guessing area and then it takes too long for a correct answer to move on it’s own. It takes forever to clear the letters that were already chosen, especially without a clear button anymore. Too difficult to see the difference between puzzles when some are answered and some are not (no longer alternating color patterns to align with each hint/too similar font choices for answers and letter counts) and too easy to accidentally hit the guess button... Please undo this garbage or allow us to choose between the current and classic modes.
All access pass a joke
by Sammsmom on 2019/01/19 01:17
I have played this game for a few years and, up till recently, have really enjoyed it. I purchased the "all access pass" for the second time, and, quite frankly, it's not worth the money. Each day for the past 3 or 4 months, I go to see if there are any very easy or easy puzzle packs that I have not played yet. Unfortunately, the developer hasn't added any. I am a disabled older woman who likes to do puzzles in a leisurely fashion. I find it too hard to even do the moderate skill level puzzles, so unless new easier puzzles are added, this game is of no use to me. After my current subscription expires, I plan on canceling the "all access pass" and deleting the game. That's most unfortunate too, because this game used to be one of my all time favorites. I wish to cancel my subscription to the all access pass, but I can find no place to do it. I have tried for 2 months now to find this info, and have written support several times without getting a response from anyone. Please cancel my subscription, as my health condition does not permit me to do these puzzles any longer.
Why change a great thing?
by 100prcnt on 2019/05/09 07:31
I’ve been playing 7 Little Words for years—literally since I was eleven or twelve! This whole time, the game has basically remained the same. There were a few fixes and some new features, but overall it was much the same. And I loved it! I especially loved the night mode with a black background and green lettering. This new update changed everything! The whole layout of the game is different, with words automatically coming up instead of you submitting them and hints being on screen. Still, I could probably ignore most of those things if I could still get the old night mode, but alas the new night mode is black background with bright white lettering. Since I often play before bed, the bright white lettering is much too bright for me to look at. I just really hate this update, and I don’t understand why they made such a giant change for a game that was great how it was. I don’t know if I will be able to play the app anymore, which is unfortunate because, as I said, I’ve been playing for years.
Do not care for the new format
by cjuj on 2019/05/28 01:49
We have had this game for years and have enjoyed it very much. It doesn’t usually take too much time and you always feel good when you can finish it. My husband and I would play it together.....or one at a time. It was very neat that one of us could play and then clear the answers so the other could come along later and do the same puzzle. About two weeks ago, all of that changed. Now there is no way to clear the answers to allow a second person to enjoy the same puzzle. WHY??? You changed the way the puzzle looks.....it was nice the way it was before........and then you took away the ability for more than one person to play the puzzle. I know the creators of puzzles like to “update” every so often, but we really liked the game as it was and didn’t want any updates!!
Ad extreme
by Teta K on 2018/11/06 15:32
You went from one extreme to the other. I had an ad free version and bought puzzle packs. It was easy. Now there are ads coming from every direction, not just the bonus puzzle, but the daily puzzle as well. And they’re noisy. And .99 for just three months of no ads?!? I’m really disappointed with these changes. I appreciate your response. However, the ads have overrun the game. It used to be a nice easy game. Now it’s obnoxious. Three months for .99 is even more obnoxious. Your daily puzzle should have NO ads. The bonus puzzle states it’s ad supported, but they pop up for every puzzle, including the daily. And the forced sound, when I’ve indicated no sound for the game, is really annoying. I’ve played this game for years, and now it’s just irritating.
Daily User Grumpy about Update
by Colorjuicer on 2019/05/07 23:38
I love this game and play it every morning with Red Herring and Monkeywrench to test how my brain is doing. I pay for puzzle packs because the games are well worth it, and ads are not part of my morning routine. I’m trying to get used to the new version, just downloaded today, and I’m not liking it yet, as a whole. 1) PLEASE give more color contrast in each word tile, as gray-on-gray is hard to see. 2) Please speed up the time it takes for a correct word to go up to its definition; the old speed was nice and crisp, and now it’s slo-o-ow. 3) Please reconsider the feature of leaving the attempted solution up and making me delete it, tile by tile, if it’s wrong, because right now I’m not liking the extra clicks. All that said, thank you for a great game, and I appreciate the idea of refreshing things once in a while. I do like the addition of photos for the packs. The colors are not overwhelming like some games but are pleasant. Thanks!
So disappointed
by thehop2 on 2019/05/07 19:18
I am really kicking myself for updating this game. I have been playing this game for about 6 years. The simplicity of it was part of its charm. Now it is hard to read - different color tiles for each puzzle pack, and you can’t easily tap on the words to quickly increase and decrease the font size. The hint feature used to be awesome. You could pick which word you wanted a hint for and decide how much of a hint you wanted. Now if you tap hint it will just randomly oick a word and show a tile - you can no longer get just the first letter. Tap hint again and you get the next tile for the same word - that was picked for you btw, not one you wanted the hint for. You can no longer just X out your guess. You can only backspace and delete one tile at a time. Way too complicated and not worth it. Which really bums me out as I literally played this for a few minutes every single day. So many negative reviews on this update - hope that leads to a classic version of this game.
Paid for packs but I still get ads???
by Bevrob on 2019/08/31 19:28
In the old version of this game, I paid real money for puzzle packs. Now, there are still ads that show up, even though I have paid you money in the past and I’ve restored my purchases. It seems like I have to pay money to get rid of the ads, AND I have to pay additional money to actually play the game. Sorry, no dice. UPDATE: thank you for the reply. However, I continue to feel that if I have paid you money, I should not have to watch ads—period. Even daily puzzles should be ad-free if I have paid you for anything. Also, I don’t want to have to pay monthly/yearly fees for things. I would consider one reasonable payment that would give me an ad-free experience, AND I would also consider a small amount for each small (only 50 now?) puzzle pack. Paying $4/month or $30/year, every month or year going forward, is unacceptable. So many services are going in this direction and it is really starting to feel greedy. What’s wrong with charging me once and delivering a solid product?
Why would you think this is an update?
by Cunningbuffalo on 2019/05/27 12:20
It is an insult to we who love this game. I can’t imagine what intelligent young, middle age, or old person would be attracted to the garish, scary-face, font-awful new design. I immediately settled on night mode to escape the infantile colors and contrast problems. But still—the font is too fat, the slow speeds irritating, and how solved words appear in the list confusing—now it is less interesting to play. I have opened your daily challenges for eight years running and never failed to finish a game, happily learning and honing my word skills. You run the risk of losing so many devoted players for what? To attract kids and others...who probably won’t stay with you for lack of skill. I am almost seventy, female, and keep my mind active with sharp games upon awakening. Please fix this, or as another commented, bring us a “classic” version. Thank you.
Frustrated Puzzle Lover 😒
by NoVirginian on 2017/10/04 21:26
Have used (and loved) this app for years. Sadly, newest version has problems. My app now lets me work for a short time and then switches (on its own) to another puzzle. If I complete 2nd puzzle, goes to the one I had originally started and locks, requiring a shutdown. Reopening and going to original puzzle doesn't help as same behavior repeats. There is a mention of "ads" (which I can't see), so have no way of accessing. Have been in touch with support and they keep saying it will change, but it hasn't. Believe the ads I can't see are at the root of this. Would be happy to pay to get rid of them, but no option available. In IT for years and good at troubleshooting, but I'm stumped. Hate to have to give up the app, but it's no longer worth the trouble. 😕
A Fun Challenge
by OrdoTheSquint on 2018/08/11 14:15
I love word puzzles, and this one has been keeping me entertained for quite some time. I often don't have time to do more than a handful of puzzles in a given day, but that suits me just fine. A 500 puzzle pack has kept me occupied for the past year, and I only just reached the halfway point yesterday. I would love it if there was some form of cloud saving, as I did lose about 100 puzzles worth of progress into that pack of 500 when I switched to a new phone, but restore purchases worked fine and I didn't mind working through it again. All in all, a brilliant challenge that has captured my attention on a regular basis. I even get my family to help if I get stuck.
Awful redesign
by Katie bobady on 2019/05/17 11:06
Plz. change the game back to the way it was before it was updated. I agree w/ the other person. The design is awful. I used to like this game, but the whole setup is awful, and the design. The smiley face was cute before, but now it’s ugly. Y would u update this game? It seems like every app gets updated and ppl. complain b/c u change it, like other apps like FB, Messenger, etc. I won’t be playing it anymore unless u change it back to the way it was before it was updated. It’s not kid friendly, it was kid friendly before. The new design isn’t kid friendly. The smiley faces were kid friendly, but not anymore after the update when this app should've never been updated. It was fine the way it was. They made it worse now. The smiley faces disappear when u click on the puzzles. It’s not nice looking anymore. I’d like the app to be changed back to the way it was before. They gave u free hints, but in the new version they don’t.
New Update
by AMOHagan on 2019/05/21 12:48
I LOVED this game and would play it every morning. The older version was easy to see, simple, and calming. I am actually debating deleting the app with this new update. I have been trying to give it a chance but the new color scheme and set up is visually more difficult to follow, it seems to run so much slower because you have to wait for the tiles to float to spots now, the tiles don’t disappear like before so it’s harder to see what tiles are left, the clues are so small and the tiles are so big, there is no longer an option to move right into the bonus daily puzzle like before. I have never written a poor review for a game, but I am really disappointed in this new update. This was one of my favorite apps and now I find myself not wanting to play it. I don’t know why so much was changed when the older version worked so well! Please please please change it back. If it changed back I honestly would rate this a 5. If it doesn’t, I will probably delete it.
Too easy daily puzzles
by xLaDyBuGx on 2019/07/27 07:17
The daily puzzles have become a joke with how easy they are now. Very rarely does it take more than a minute or 2 to solve them both when i used to think on some for all 3 days we had access to. I understand trying to appeal to more people and making the puzzles solvable for the majority but this is supposed to be an intellectual game. The people playing them aren’t looking for an easy game that takes little brain power. Please fix this or I will be deleting this app after years of playing it daily. Also making the phone vibrate every time I click the play button or select daily puzzles with no way of turning it off unless I turn them off for every app is very annoying. Please provide an option to turn off haptics. And ads are now playing sound even with it turned off in the app and my phone on silent mode. The new updates have caused more issues than they have fixed.
Dislike the redesign!
by Grieving in MS on 2019/05/12 22:55
I love this game...and have for the last 8 years. But the redesign is about to be a deal-breaker! Why mess with a good thing?? The new version makes it hard to distinguish which clues you’ve solved and which ones are not. There is no font change or color change in the letters to make it visually quick to discern. It is slower to respond too...once your word groups are typed in, it sluggishly moves the guess to the correct spot or it just sits there and you have to tap the “delete” button to remove each card! Did you guys not try out the new version with dedicated users to get honest feedback?? What a clumsy redesign. PLEASE bring back the old version!!!!!!
Disappointed
by IbuSaja on 2019/11/15 21:25
This used to be a great game for serious wordsmiths. However, with the addition of carnival colors, dumbed down daily puzzles and screeching ads for a host of preteen centric games, it has become increasingly evident that the developers are now focused on a more juvenile audience. I no longer do the daily puzzles because they are way too easy and the ads loudly override my IPad’s silent mode, disturbing everyone around me. Also, the ads repeatedly take you to other sites, even if you decline the offer and they make it difficult, if not impossible, to get back to the game. I have no problem with asking players look at an ad in exchange for a free puzzle. This is how game sites make money. However, the current ad policy is disrespectful which is never a good marketing strategy. I have been playing this game since it’s inception and have purchased over 100 packs. However, once my last three packs are finished , I’m done.
Ads are Sneaky
by YKARaphael on 2019/11/10 00:00
I love this game. It’s relaxing and yet challenging. It’s a favorite, but I hate the ads. I detest them being dished up with sound. I will adjust when I play, however so I don’t disturb anyone before I can get the sound off. I enjoy the game enough to ignore ads. What I won’t tolerate is an ad lingering so long, I become convinced that the only way to get back to playing is to click a link that fools me into going to my Apple store account, and potentially giving ads companies a look at my account. I have no idea what information might have been collected when this happened. I resent how this ad was designed. I feel that both the developers and Apple have a responsibility to protect my privacy and I expect to not be annoyed just to play a game. I’ve deleted this game from my phone, because I have zero tolerance for this kind of ad behavior from an app.
Some of the puzzle packs I had are now gone
by dlbdtb on 2019/05/18 15:19
Update, the developer is working with me to restore, I just have to figure out which ones. The game was enhanced again and I like the changes, with the grid lines, colors, and crossing off ones completed. I play this game daily 😊 I have played this game for years, although I’m ok with some of the new changes, but like other users miss what it used to be. My biggest complaint is that some of the puzzle packs I earned previously are now only available with the all access. I purchased packs to get these, and now they aren’t available to me without paying more. That makes me mad. I tried restoring purchases but it didn’t do anything. Seriously, why would you take away packs?
Love the Game, the new ads are intrusive
by carddante on 2018/03/10 13:36
I love 7 Little Words. I downloaded this game shortly after it was released and have played it almost daily for years. It’s unique, challenging and so much fun. I am here because the new ads that take over the screen are obnoxiously intrusive. I get needing to pay your bills and this helps. I’d much rather have an ad between game screens than an ad on screen while I’m playing. I guess I don’t understand why, after having paid $15-20 on puzzle packs, I’m still being subjected to ads. It’s not enough to make me quit playing, it’s really just a minor annoyance. Keep up the good work, Blue Ox. I do love the game.
Low contrast is not good
by Broadway Al on 2019/05/08 09:48
I have 3 comments on this version of the game. (1) The word fragments are now black on a dark grayish-blue background. This low-contrast presentation makes them hard to read. If Apple’s ‘night shift’ mode is enabled, they are even harder to read. The game does offer a high-contrast white-on-black ‘night mode’ setting, but the contrast here is too high (i.e., it goes to the opposite extreme) and is also hard to read. The black-on-white presentation in the game’s prior version had been very readable. Perhaps there should be a setting which allows the user to choose a color scheme from among several options? (2) I like that the old cancel button, which cleared all the selected fragments from the input box, has been replaced by a backspace button that removes only the last fragment. (3) The hint button is now to the immediate right of the input box and just as large as the scramble button further to the right. This is somewhat inconvenient. Because the hint button is used much less often than the scramble button, it should be the button further to the right. Likewise, the hint button should be less prominent than the scramble button, possibly by reducing its size slightly and/or making it circular.
Brock Johnson
by Bold Brock on 2017/10/10 21:46
I do still own this game and play it first thing in the morning along with Red Herring and Monkey Wrench. I enjoy playing it and was happy with the most recent update with the freebie puzzle pack, but now I'm very upset with it and frustrated because the 21st level puzzle isn't accessible unless you're wanting or willing to be downloading the idiotic ABC Mouse program with a credit card number, and that's beyond bogus and dangerous. I'm not playing the free puzzle pack until they dump that obligation in the next update and will just be focusing on the free daily puzzles. If they don't change it soon, I'm deleting 7 Little Words from my IPad permanently!
Updates bummed me out “ for a while “
by Yanxfan49 on 2019/07/15 11:52
I’ve had this particular game almost since its inception and really loved it but then the updates started coming and I panicked. I thought the creators were going to change everything and ruin it ( I’m old and foolish and don’t like change). Well I gotta admit they just streamlined it and made it more user friendly and actually more enjoyable. They probably get tired of my unpleasant messages whenever they change something. I know that change is inevitable and this app has definitely changed for the better. I play it daily and hopefully always will.
Liked the previous plan
by 5 pets too many on 2019/08/27 01:06
Now when I try to do the puzzles from the last 30 days, I get a slue of ads! I wouldn’t buy a game under those circumstances even if it looked appealing. I’m about ready to delete the app and never buy another puzzle pack. I’ve really enjoyed this game but was about ready to delete it. Previously I could buy puzzle packs and play the daily puzzles without ads. And the ads are SUPER annoying —when I hit X it pops up again and there’s a delay before the next X appears. Now the game requires a subscription and since I play sporadically it’s not a practical option for me. I don’t want to pay for 3 months and play 5 times. I have found a way around the ads which will hopefully continue to work: I’m not playing the daily puzzles but instead playing the “last 30 days”. I can also play a pack with no ads. So far so good.
New changes need some work
by phpolicylady on 2019/05/11 01:24
I've played this game almost as long as it has been around. The latest updates leave me disappointed in the game play. First, please allow us to turn off the haptics. Every single tap now creates unnecessary haptic responses that add nothing to the game play. If the haptics could even be limited to only indicate when the word is correct would be better than how it is currently. Second, please return to flat design. Every tile in the puzzle and each of the control buttons have a drop shadow that is not adding anything to the game play. You could regain more screen by removing these and increasing the clues and tiles areas. Third, the new limited color schemes and lack of a true bold text makes it more difficult to visually separate the unsolved clues from those already solved. I love the game and play everyday, but the new changes, if left as they currently are, will likely limit my enjoyment enough that I simply go play Monkey Wrench instead. Having said all this, I do appreciate the automatic solving of words. I'm also a fan of the redesigned main starting page. I just really wish that some of these other changes might get some additional attention soon.
Full page ads?? Say it isn’t so!
by Medeb on 2018/11/04 22:42
I’ve had the 7 words app quite a long time. I don’t play every day but have always enjoyed the game. I opened it up today, played today’s game, then up pops the full page ad. I’ve bought a few packs and am glad to read that the ads won’t be in the paid packs, and I would be willing to pay a reasonable one time fee for an ad free daily version, but 99 cents every 3 months to not see those annoying ads?? No thanks. I’ll finish out the current pack I bought then I’ll be deleting this app. I will miss it!
No one likes the update 😫
by -zew on 2019/07/30 04:16
Update: the devs have definitely gone back and reverted to more of the classic version’s style. It still seems overly done for the simple game that it is, but it is so much more playable than it was right after the big update. Glad the devs listened to their players :) Original: This last major update makes the game feel so clunky and slow! I wish I could go back to the classic version. I don’t really understand why there was a need for such a huge redesign. I understand maybe changing the layout of some aspects of the menus, but the rebranding makes it seem cheap and too much like all the other App Store word games (which it isn’t!)
I used to love this app.
by Alex94523 on 2019/05/14 04:32
I bought several puzzle packs which I replay, and I almost always do the daily puzzles. I loved the game and it was near perfect. The recent update is terrible. Before this update I would have given 4 stars. 5 if there weren’t any ads. The old color scheme was simple and easy to read. The new one is colorful, but not as easy on my eyes. The staggered gray and white lines in the background of the clues for the old version separated them nicely. Now the background is all white. The guess button is gone. Now once you type in a correct answer the app automatically “hits guess” when you type in the answer. You have to wait until the app realizes your done adding to the word. The delete button has been replaced by a backspace button which only erases one entry at a time instead of the entire entry. Not a big deal, but once again it slows down the game. If you like the old version, the 7 little words website still has the old (good) version as of May 13th. There is nothing good about this update. I don’t usually write reviews, but I am so disappointed in this update. I’m going to delete 7 little words after I finish this review.
May 2019 Update
by Non Techie Gramma on 2019/05/10 13:29
NOOOOO!!! Why would you “fix” something that was not broken?? For many years my daily routine began with 7 Words. A fun stretching exercise for the brain, uncomplicated design, just a fun wakeup. My husband and I would have occasional races for puzzle completion. Just simple, unadulterated fun! The “update” took the game backwards. Not at all streamlined, you’ve made it much more clumsy. The “delete tile at a time” is ridiculous. Instead of a fun mind stretch, the game is now swallowed within a frustrating and maddening design. I even miss my simple, fresh faced smiley icon friend—now its a dazed goofy smile. (I’m probably attaching my exasperation to this new icon, but there you have it.) Used to be a 5+ star. Reducing now to a 2 star experience at best after trying for several days. Ugh.
I used to love this game till the ads came in....
by 707609 on 2019/11/05 02:55
I have had the 7 Little Words app for several years now and I have several game packs that I have purchased and like to play them over again as time passes. But now even when I am playing puzzle packs that I have purchased in the past I get interrupted with advertisements. I totally understand getting ads when I am playing “free” puzzle packs but I don’t feel I should get ads while playing puzzle packs that I have paid for. I am also bummed out about the new layout. I loved playing the black background with green letters (night mode) for when I’m winding down for the night. I guess all good things must change 😢
Was nicer before the new look
by Wrdewmn on 2019/05/07 13:35
Seven Little Words was just fine before the newest look. The black text on blue is straining for the eyes (white text would have been easier to read). Additionally, the overall look of the game is more static and robotic in feel. Most important is the removal of the cute little bell sound (with adorable smiley face) which popped up once the puzzle is solved. It is now a flat sound, and in no way as “rewarding” as the original sound. Please bring back that sound and please make text easier to read. Thank you
What happened
by demm51 on 2018/10/02 03:34
Update: The app has corrected itself or resolved the issue with the ad that froze it. Working again as of Sunday. Thanks. I Have played this app for several years. I updated today Sept 27 then went to daily puzzle. Completed it and an ad with music came on and it had a black screen and froze. I have tried to escape but nothing happens. blank screen it’s froze and won’t do anything. I can’t get back to my paid puzzles. Not a happy camper tonight. I would have said great app and five stars until
HATE the new update
by Mgkshda on 2019/05/08 17:00
I would give it 5 stars, I love this game, but the new update is atrocious. The colors are too bright, they are distracting (not to mention the weird shadows under the letter boxes) and the animation takes too long to move the groups of letters. The display used to be calming and conducive to thinking but now it is distracting and makes me feel anxious. PLEASE go back to the old look or at least have an option in settings where you can get a more minimalistic display (i.e. no animation, no shadows, neutral colors). I've put it on night mode for now but the white is still too bright. This used to be my favorite game but now I'm very disappointed.
Annoying ads
by PDXcatdad on 2019/04/11 08:39
Used to love this game. I usually only play the free game when I go to bed. Then they started pushing ads. 'No problem,' I thought. 'I'll throw them a bone and buy the biggest puzzle pack they have, even though I'll never use it, because they wouldn't continue to push ads to people who gave them money, right?' So, yeah. I still got ads after the free games after that. Was tolerable until just recently when every ad became a loud video. I could mute my iPad, but I shouldn't have to. Poorly played app company. You are getting a below average review because of your annoyingly loud video ads and choice to double monetize against paying customers. It's time for me to look for another game.
Frustrated
by Tebece on 2019/11/01 20:45
Thought the problems I had been having were fixed but today it’s back to the ad being on a black screen and therefore I can’t access the ad supported puzzle. I did get to do the daily puzzle. If the black screen is there tomorrow I won’t be able to do either puzzle. Love this game!!! Having problems with the ad supported puzzle that appears with the free daily puzzle. It’s either a black screen or a circle signaling that it is downloading the puzzle. I just tried to access it and its still trying to download after 22 hours. Having the same problem with the ad supported puzzle. It is doing the circle signaling that it is downloading the puzzle. When this happens you can’t do the daily puzzle or the puzzles that I have purchased. Did the daily puzzle and the ad supported puzzle today and it is still doing the downloading thing. Same problem again. Did daily puzzle and the ad supported puzzles will not download. All I get is the circle signaling that it’s downloading.
Disappointed
by indyj5vw on 2019/08/01 15:31
I don’t like the new changes. The letters being put in the big blocks make it very difficult to try and visualize the group of letters together to see the words put together. When backing out the blocks because I have it wrong now because the way the block slides it very hard for me because I struggle with positional vertigo and am very visual with movement of the sliding of the big blocks now are difficult. I love this game and have played it for years but I am sorry to say if it does not return to the old way or if the letters do not get put in smaller blocks I will not be buying anymore packages. Something has to change to make this more user friendly.
Can’t open daily puzzles
by Gracieswimlover on 2019/05/30 06:04
My phone downloaded iOS 12.3.1 today and now when I click into daily puzzles and try to choose a day I get a message saying “the internet is not available right now” even though I am at home with full WiFi. I’m used to that message when we are camping and have no service but never had this happen at home. Guessing it is related to the iOS update? Otherwise I love this app and desperately want to play! Hope it gets fixed soon.
Loved this until ...
by Catuli24 on 2019/11/14 23:30
... an ad from Shutterfly appeared that I could NOT get out of. I was enjoying the app so much that I was ready to pay for the ad-free version, because as a general rule I like to support developers. I always play a few games prior to paying for full versions just to see whether the game actually works and is glitch-free. The fact that I’m faced with an ad from which I can’t extricate myself has largely killed my incentive to pay for this one though. There’s no way to close it. No little x or back arrow, etc. Makes no difference where I touch the screen, I’m in this endless loop of ad > App Store > Safari. Not cool.
Theme displays are spoiling fun playing
by Azgem4587 on 2019/08/25 22:07
I always try not to peek what is theme display next to date block. The theme displays are really spoilers. I like the older version of this app was that they’d not disclose until the puzzles are completed. The theme displays showed above the smiling face. I really like the current new look like free daily puzzles are on the same page as the packs. Will I get free bonus packs when I buy packs? I’m not interested in all access packs. Thanks for making this app my favorite.
Some improvements, but one disappointing change
by thisgamesucksnow12345 on 2019/05/26 12:52
While some of your new features are nice, I am disappointed that you reveal the Sunday puzzle theme at the beginning. Part of the fun was guessing what it was, and maybe even figuring it out in process and using it to help solve some of the words. Now, you have not only eliminated the satisfaction of solving THAT particular puzzle, but you have made it easier to solve the other words as well. Please change it back. This is disappointing, and certainly not an improvement.
No theme puzzle?
by appr8er on 2019/09/23 10:50
I really miss the Sunday theme puzzles. That was my favorite part of playing this. In fact, I would love it if every puzzle had a hidden theme. I have a suggestion (besides restoring the theme puzzles): offer the option to cover the clues so we can try to figure out the words without the clues. That's how I always play, anyway. In fact, sometimes the clues throw me off and it's easier to just guess the words. And now that they automatically pop up on the board, it's that much easier. Two stars until themes are returned to their rightful Sunday place; where I'll return the other three stars. Friends for life if you themize every daily puzzle.
My favorite game is not as enjoyable lately
by mzbeastle on 2019/09/08 13:37
When I first discovered this game, it was fascinating. I particularly enjoyed the Sunday puzzles, which were very creative and amusing. Example: the answers to one puzzle were all Roman/ Greek gods. Loved it! Lately, more puzzles are provided daily (to force me to watch the awful cartoon ads for nonsensical games), which is good, but they are much simpler, too easy, and not very challenging. Additionally, the sharp, humerous Sunday puzzles are just like the rest of the week. Also there is a noticeable increase in hints for people’s names, i.e. stars of TV shows, rather than the more subtle shades of meanings for so much of our language. Now THAT was a brain workout! Guessing names of sports figures? Nah, not so much. So, I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be playing this game. By the way, having only one per day gave me something to look forward to every morning. Now, it’s like a task.
Play w/ Friends
by loveroflittlewords on 2018/07/29 16:59
Have loved this game for years, but always wished an interactive version would be created so you can play w friends virtually. Still my favourite braingame in the App Store above all others - Always have fun playing w a group of friends and solving together on road trips etc., but would be really awesome to finally have a feature where you could share/play against friends via text message or through the app somehow.. thanks!!!:)
Was great, now it’s horrible
by mari.kkamagwi on 2019/05/29 05:18
I’ve been playing this app for YEARS with my mom and we loved it! We’ve payed for puzzles and it’s always been a fun, simple way to have family time every night. Now, after this redesign, we hardly play it at all!! It looks really bad. Really REALLY bad. Not only is it ugly, it’s hard to play. It’s not easy on the eyes with all of the colors and the very slow animations. It really makes playing a chore. We have tried the “express” version of this app but it’s just not the same. Please bring back the old design!!!!!!! Or at least have a classic version with the old design. This is just no longer fun. We miss our family time!!! Why “fix” something that isn’t broken???
Bad ads
by C ko on 2019/03/01 02:54
I have played this game since it was the only one BO offered (I think this was first, and MW 2nd). I remember my parents told me about this new game they heard of, and I had already been playing it for years. I would lie in bed playing waaaay past my bedtime. I loved this game. Not anymore. At first, the ads were annoying, but you could close them quickly and easily, so ok, I can keep playing. But this newest update is ridiculous!! The ads are super long and loud. This is the first app review I’ve ever written, and it’s to communicate how incredibly frustrated I am with this game’s ads. I have seriously seriously been playing 7LW for YEARS and I am about to delete it from my phone. Something needs to change.
Ads
by Gincello on 2019/11/16 02:28
I have enjoyed this game for years. An ad between every game is disconcerting enough, but when you can’t get rid of the ad by just clicking on the X, I tend to go bezerk. If i miss a couple days and get that many recalcitrant ads at once on a day when I’m not in the mood for that nonsense,I feel sure I will delete it from my iPad. In case I do that, which seems likely, thank you for all the great word games you've provided over the years. Ps, if I get frustrated with this one Monkey Wrench will follow suit...I don’t like it as well as this one, so any ads on it aren’t worth my trouble.
Update
by DomShaunte on 2019/05/15 00:11
I love this game. I hate the new update. Please put it back the way it was before. The random picture that sits in the top right hand corner of screen is unnecessary and takes up space. The bold letters and shadow effect on the tiles and clue-word is unsettling for the eyes, and the stark-white background provides no contrast for solved/unsolved words. The word clues portion of the screen and space provided for answers is just a blank, white space. Please put the contrasting coloring background back. Thanks! Again, I love this game! It’s a 5 star game with a 0-star update!
Quick Brain Teasers
by Eilonwyj on 2019/11/14 03:54
I like the little puzzles of 7 Little Words, specially when they are theme puzzles. However, I liked it better when I had to figure out the theme of the daily puzzle instead of seeing it in the title. There would come a moment when everything finally made sense. I wish there were more Spanish puzzles, as they are good vocabulary stretchers for me. My one criticism is the placement of the “Hints” button. I had 12 hints left when we went to the new format; now I’m down to 5. I didn’t actually want to use any hints at all; my finger slipped when I meant to scramble the letters. I think the “Hints” button used to be at the bottom, not right next to the “Rearrange” button. I hope they fix this before I waste the rest of my clues. I own many puzzle packs and like doing the most difficult ones. I’ve learned a lot and had fun.
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7 Little Words: Word Puzzles
Description
Get ready for relaxing, word-building fun with the unique puzzles in 7 Little Words. Whether you enjoy word finds, anagram and jumble games, or crosswords, 7 Little Words is the perfect app when you’re taking a short break or passing time while waiting! Use the clues and letter blocks to find the 7 scrambled words in each bite-size puzzle. 7 Little Words is FUN and EASY TO LEARN. We guarantee you've never played anything like it before. Give 7 Little Words a try today! From the creators of Moxie, Monkey Wrench, and Red Herring. ----- 7 Little Words contains 25 puzzles that you can play for free. Two new puzzles are available for free each day. CATALOG OF 10,000+ ADDITIONAL PUZZLES The app also includes more than 10,000 puzzles that have been compiled since the original release of the app in 2011. There are themed and non-themed puzzles of every difficulty level (all available in US and UK English versions), as well as puzzles in Spanish and puzzles written for an Australian audience. You may subscribe to play our entire catalog. Subscription options include yearly and monthly subscriptions. The subscription amount will be charged to your iTunes account as an in-app purchase. Your subscription will renew automatically unless you cancel it at least 24 hours before expiration. You can also turn off auto-renew at any time in your iTunes account settings. You may buy individual packs within the app without a subscription. Terms of Use http://www.7LittleWords.com/terms-conditions/
Trouble Getting Next Puzzle
by JTMB1230 on 2019/11/17 01:17
I hate the new update. I never know how many puzzles I’ll be able to do each time I get on the App. After completing some games, the app has trouble retrieving the next game. It just keeps spinning and never gets the next puzzle. So that’s the last game of the day for me! So irritating! That and all the ads that pop up before the next puzzle appears. It is a waste of time. Please fix this mess!
Fun Game
by BetsyK on 2019/11/16 18:29
Quick and helps keep brain sharp
Used 2 B a 5
by The T333 on 2019/11/16 13:05
Like the other reviews, the updates are ruining the quaint originality of what used to be a a good brain game. Adding more bonus puzzles to the daily puzzle takes away from the simple git ‘er done aspect. If I miss a day or two of the daily puzzles, there are 10 or more the next day. Bring back the one bonus only daily OR create an option to delete the accumulated bonuses. When that happens, a 5 star rating will be reinstated.
Ads
by Gincello on 2019/11/16 02:28
I have enjoyed this game for years. An ad between every game is disconcerting enough, but when you can’t get rid of the ad by just clicking on the X, I tend to go bezerk. If i miss a couple days and get that many recalcitrant ads at once on a day when I’m not in the mood for that nonsense,I feel sure I will delete it from my iPad. In case I do that, which seems likely, thank you for all the great word games you've provided over the years. Ps, if I get frustrated with this one Monkey Wrench will follow suit...I don’t like it as well as this one, so any ads on it aren’t worth my trouble.
5
by Garden gal on 2019/11/16 01:34
Entertaining and good brain exercise
Disappointed
by IbuSaja on 2019/11/15 21:25
This used to be a great game for serious wordsmiths. However, with the addition of carnival colors, dumbed down daily puzzles and screeching ads for a host of preteen centric games, it has become increasingly evident that the developers are now focused on a more juvenile audience. I no longer do the daily puzzles because they are way too easy and the ads loudly override my IPad’s silent mode, disturbing everyone around me. Also, the ads repeatedly take you to other sites, even if you decline the offer and they make it difficult, if not impossible, to get back to the game. I have no problem with asking players look at an ad in exchange for a free puzzle. This is how game sites make money. However, the current ad policy is disrespectful which is never a good marketing strategy. I have been playing this game since it’s inception and have purchased over 100 packs. However, once my last three packs are finished , I’m done.
Noisy
by Hhkcjchdffv on 2019/11/15 15:06
They added sounds to their ads, very disruptive when your are trying to play in a quiet place. Thanks for the reply, but your ads didn’t have sound that overrode my phone’s silent mode until the last month.
7-words
by Pstton on 2019/11/15 03:11
Challenges me to think A bit.
Loved this until ...
by Catuli24 on 2019/11/14 23:30
... an ad from Shutterfly appeared that I could NOT get out of. I was enjoying the app so much that I was ready to pay for the ad-free version, because as a general rule I like to support developers. I always play a few games prior to paying for full versions just to see whether the game actually works and is glitch-free. The fact that I’m faced with an ad from which I can’t extricate myself has largely killed my incentive to pay for this one though. There’s no way to close it. No little x or back arrow, etc. Makes no difference where I touch the screen, I’m in this endless loop of ad > App Store > Safari. Not cool.
Simple
by Deedidoo on 2019/11/14 16:36
I don’t play much since the difficulty level was lowered. Once in a while it’s enjoyable but only for a game or two. May be more appropriate for kids.
Quick Brain Teasers
by Eilonwyj on 2019/11/14 03:54
I like the little puzzles of 7 Little Words, specially when they are theme puzzles. However, I liked it better when I had to figure out the theme of the daily puzzle instead of seeing it in the title. There would come a moment when everything finally made sense. I wish there were more Spanish puzzles, as they are good vocabulary stretchers for me. My one criticism is the placement of the “Hints” button. I had 12 hints left when we went to the new format; now I’m down to 5. I didn’t actually want to use any hints at all; my finger slipped when I meant to scramble the letters. I think the “Hints” button used to be at the bottom, not right next to the “Rearrange” button. I hope they fix this before I waste the rest of my clues. I own many puzzle packs and like doing the most difficult ones. I’ve learned a lot and had fun.
Fun and stimulating
by Sunshine state traveler on 2019/11/14 01:52
Quick, fun, fewer ads
New Trick
by Cuzinjude on 2019/11/13 14:38
I really hate the new trick you pull by putting an X in the corner so we think we can get rid of the ad. Touch it and off to the App Store you go!! 😤😡
Incorrectly claims it can’t connect to the internet
by Zaphod Beeblebrox's best friend on 2019/11/12 12:33
For some reason the app gets in a mode where it claims it can’t connect to the internet. When every other app on my phone works great, including a network connectivity checker. This happened with an older version several years ago and after a year or so the major app update fixed it. Until now. On the latest version it is happening again. And now it is fixed after a week or so. No clue why, but thank you!
The fun is diminishing for me
by Doreen4 on 2019/11/11 09:24
This has been one of my favorites for years, and I never minded a short ad. Sometimes I even clicked on them. But the ads are so out of control now, presumably to encourage you to pay for an ad-free subscription. And the app actually overrides my volume settings since my last upgrade. I may need to give up on this one.
Brain Teaser
by Estes Game Gal on 2019/11/10 20:58
Some puzzles are easier than others, but they always challenge me. Lots of fun!
Ads are Sneaky
by YKARaphael on 2019/11/10 00:00
I love this game. It’s relaxing and yet challenging. It’s a favorite, but I hate the ads. I detest them being dished up with sound. I will adjust when I play, however so I don’t disturb anyone before I can get the sound off. I enjoy the game enough to ignore ads. What I won’t tolerate is an ad lingering so long, I become convinced that the only way to get back to playing is to click a link that fools me into going to my Apple store account, and potentially giving ads companies a look at my account. I have no idea what information might have been collected when this happened. I resent how this ad was designed. I feel that both the developers and Apple have a responsibility to protect my privacy and I expect to not be annoyed just to play a game. I’ve deleted this game from my phone, because I have zero tolerance for this kind of ad behavior from an app.
7 little words
by invisiblederby on 2019/11/09 23:37
Love this game
Daily user
by Rowlingalong on 2019/11/09 14:13
Love the new version! We love that you can go back 3 days and still get all the puzzles! Thank you. Love that you put an extra Bonus Puzzle!
Freezes between games
by m5m12 on 2019/11/09 13:36
This was my morning “Go To” game, but since the upgrade freezes between each game. While I appreciated the bonus games, it is not worth it to reboot my iPad between every game. Will this be fixed, or do I find another word game?
Stimulating and challeging
by Arlene Doll on 2019/11/08 22:25
As a person who As
Ad overlords
by AboutuNotme on 2019/11/08 15:48
I have always loved this game but am beyond disgusted about the way ads effect the app. I play all the daily games enduring the ads that are included. After the last game is played there is yet another ad. I am done but if I don’t sit through that ad, the game will not open the next day, requiring me to restart my phone. Screw you and your greed. I’ve played this game for several years now and enjoyed it, but you don’t care about your players. Your only concern is your pocketbook. I can live without your game.
Love Daily Puzzels
by Pinkrubylll on 2019/11/07 15:55
Daily Puzzle is my go to each morning. I appreciate having this free app.
CMSMITH :up
by cms cmt on 2019/11/07 07:59
Did well 3rd or 4th time around!!
I want the original Seven Little Words back
by Wellworkingapp on 2019/11/06 14:10
I have been playing Seven Little Words for 6+ years now and I loved it! It was the perfect break to my day and something that stimulates my brain without overwhelming me too much like your usual crossword puzzles. The original version was so simple, classy and pleasing to the eye. This new version is absolutely dreadful that I can’t even open it anymore! It makes me so sad to quit something that has been part of my life for so long but I can’t deal with this new version. If only there was a way un-update an app.
Word Play
by julizouzou on 2019/11/05 19:03
I love to do crosswords and I find 7 Little Words such a refreshing take on words and clues. It has challenged my brain and increase my remembered vocabulary.
I used to love this game till the ads came in....
by 707609 on 2019/11/05 02:55
I have had the 7 Little Words app for several years now and I have several game packs that I have purchased and like to play them over again as time passes. But now even when I am playing puzzle packs that I have purchased in the past I get interrupted with advertisements. I totally understand getting ads when I am playing “free” puzzle packs but I don’t feel I should get ads while playing puzzle packs that I have paid for. I am also bummed out about the new layout. I loved playing the black background with green letters (night mode) for when I’m winding down for the night. I guess all good things must change 😢
Best game ever
by 36brooke on 2019/11/05 02:40
Never a day goes by when I don’t play 7 little Words. Brain challenger
7 little words
by Shimmels on 2019/11/04 23:13
I have had this jam up twice. First time, I deleted it and then re-downloaded it on my phone. Just jamed up again, game is completely frozen, so I deleted it again. Now I can’t even get it back on my phone. Too bad, I really enjoyed this game.
Great game
by gshafkind on 2019/11/04 00:14
I really enjoy this game. Very challenging! I have to be on all cylinders in order to solve all the clues.
Seven little words
by lameleftfoit on 2019/11/03 12:48
Daily workout
Awful!
by Nesie100 on 2019/11/03 03:33
Use to love the old version. Clean, easy and fun. Now you are forced to see ads! The irony is I would NEVER purchase any product forced on mean this manner. Just makes me hate it! I’ve played this game for years. Now I have to delete it. No one was complaining about the original design. I’ve come to understand ‘redesign’ to mean sprucing things up enough to justify price gouging and reduce usability!!
I’m getting smarter.
by Earley2013 on 2019/11/03 01:40
I like puzzles an this is a good one. It makes you think.
Free Fun For Friends
by velux10 on 2019/11/02 13:06
Free Fun For Friends
Fun. Good.
by MeganLatapie on 2019/11/02 04:26
Continues to add more advertisements so interest in game is waiting. But still fun and some are challenging. Good time waster/brainy thing to do.
Change
by Tootie70 on 2019/11/01 23:39
I don’t like that there are so many puzzles each day. Generally I don’t like your changes.
Frustrated
by Tebece on 2019/11/01 20:45
Thought the problems I had been having were fixed but today it’s back to the ad being on a black screen and therefore I can’t access the ad supported puzzle. I did get to do the daily puzzle. If the black screen is there tomorrow I won’t be able to do either puzzle. Love this game!!! Having problems with the ad supported puzzle that appears with the free daily puzzle. It’s either a black screen or a circle signaling that it is downloading the puzzle. I just tried to access it and its still trying to download after 22 hours. Having the same problem with the ad supported puzzle. It is doing the circle signaling that it is downloading the puzzle. When this happens you can’t do the daily puzzle or the puzzles that I have purchased. Did the daily puzzle and the ad supported puzzle today and it is still doing the downloading thing. Same problem again. Did daily puzzle and the ad supported puzzles will not download. All I get is the circle signaling that it’s downloading.
Seven Little Words
by latrotter on 2019/11/01 16:07
I absolutely love this word challenge. I’ve recommended it to friends who have also become hooked. Great little brain exercise to do while having your morning coffee.
Loving in Austin
by FunnyDragonfly on 2019/11/01 12:01
Every morning I look forward to solving these puzzles along with my first cup of coffee! Thanks for adding extra bonus puzzles!
Enjoyable game
by Maur26 on 2019/11/01 09:12
I’m into word games and I enjoy figuring out the answers.
Adds
by Lmeauxjr on 2019/11/01 07:57
Too many adds
Review
by Nana Barb K on 2019/11/01 00:21
Love this game. Very mind challenging
Keeps my brain
by Di Monsters on 2019/10/31 17:16
Working
Stop hijacking my speaker!
by vbprof on 2019/10/31 14:11
I used to love 7LW and still play but may have to quit. I understand the need to monetize via advertising but there is NO REASON for ads to show video with sound, ESPECIALLY on devices where sound is otherwise muted. Need to stop those ads or make muted the default!
Long advertising
by spookyigor on 2019/10/31 11:40
The advertisements are annoyingly long
Too. Many. Ads.
by Writerevie21 on 2019/10/31 04:53
The amount of ads is ridiculous. I get it, devs need to make their money. I would happily pay but upon reading more reviews, it looks like there are ads for the paid versions too?? No thanks. I pay $30 a year for the NYT Crosswords app and have full access to the archives and daily puzzles—all with no ads. Devs for 7 Little Words should seriously rethink their business approach. Additionally, some of these ads take you to the App Store to download whatever they were advertising, even if you don’t touch your screen. Beyond annoying and now deleted from my phone.
Ads despite buying packs
by Pig205 on 2019/10/30 21:51
This game now plays ads even when using packs you bought and despite having bought the app previously. Another trash game to go along with the rest now.
Problem?
by Maryrob66 on 2019/10/30 17:07
Just after midnight my game suddenly stopped working. Still unable to open.
Favorite word game
by taytayye on 2019/10/30 04:32
I love this game every now and then when I want to stretch my brain!
Keeps my brain sharp
by Texasjoyride on 2019/10/30 01:11
Just what I needed to keep the gray matter sharp at age 69. The right amount of challenge!
Ads are VERY annoying
by PJLooking on 2019/10/29 19:59
I understand this app is supported by ads, but they are too much! I have the sounds off when my husband or grandchildren are napping/sleeping, these ads pass over that and blast out loud music and sounds. The ads also open up the App Store every time. Since there are 5 puzzles a day (which I like) there are 4 times the sound blares and it forces my App store to open! While I currently am still playing it, if this continues I will be deleting it.
Bring back selective hints.
by OracleEDBman on 2019/10/29 13:38
The new interface is great. My only complaint is that you took away the ability to select the clue to get a hint for. I don’t like the random hint algorithm you use now.
7 Little Words
by Proofreader2 on 2019/10/29 13:26
Thank you for the extra bonus puzzles! You all are awesome!
Text too small
by mountainhiker on 2019/10/29 11:10
Please consider increasing the font size
7 Little Words is my favorite game!
by Susie Q.. on 2019/10/28 20:21
I just never get tired of it,! I could play it all day I just get caught up in the game and don’t notice time passing!It has helped increase my vocabulary and, is just plain fun too! Susie Q.
Ads are intrusive
by Mariposa Too on 2019/10/28 16:34
I have enjoyed the puzzles for a number of years, but the ads have become so intrusive I am ready to give them up.
Advertisers, please Respect silence mode!!!!!
by kodiakak on 2019/10/28 09:06
Aaaarrrggghhhhh! 3:30 AM and I was awake. My phone is on SILENT/do not disturb! I played a few games of Seven Little Words, relaxing myself back to sleep. Ads silently played between rounds and THEN came an ad with music and noise!!!!! SERIOUSLY!!?? My phone is in “do not disturb” mode. Now I am not just awake...I won’t be getting back to sleep. AND my husband is also awake and won’t be getting back to sleep. Advertisers, please respect the silent setting on our phones. I’ll be going back to playing just occasionally - and definitely not in the middle of the night.
John
by dragin main on 2019/10/27 16:30
Stimulating
Love it and hate it
by edlvvh on 2019/10/27 11:47
I love the game! However, when you hit next game or go back to the menu, it just spins and spins. Sometimes for HOURS. I hate having to turn off my home every 1-2 games to get it to restart.
Ads constantly get “stuck”
by cbfan962 on 2019/10/27 10:11
I love this game, but I constantly have to delete it and download it again. I push the “next puzzle” and it just keeps going around and around as if it is “stuck.” No matter how many times I come back to it during the day, it still is stuck. I finally have to delete it and try again.
Used to be great. Now it’s horrible.
by Nunyrbusiness on 2019/10/27 00:20
Loud long obnoxious ads. Not worth that.
unlimit games
by Erica Nicole Griffin on 2019/10/26 19:21
my suggestions you unlimit for , year if they like then pay more money 1 ever year simply that’s my opinion 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾
Great Game
by D@ve Wi1s0n on 2019/10/26 03:26
Great game
Horrible app
by sff hi d on 2019/10/25 23:51
Loud, annoying ads. These ads play with sound even though the phone is silenced!!! Shove the ads up your butt.
Great
by Dangfool on 2019/10/25 17:19
Works well with voice over
Fun
by kulesajohn on 2019/10/25 14:39
Challenging
Wanda J
by Sparkle Pebbles on 2019/10/25 12:45
Playing this game is how I keep my brain stimulated. I love this game.
New kiddy format on adult version
by HealinJoy on 2019/10/25 02:59
The new format is cutesy and not “fun”. The smiley face afterward makes me feel 3 yrs old which is annoying. The words load automatically now and make a “cheerful” plink noise. No longer much fun to play as an adult.
Dancer
by Emckdancet on 2019/10/24 18:25
Just large enough to enjoy daily
Noisy ads
by Yankee Cream Pie on 2019/10/24 06:01
The main reason I don’t play anymore is because an ad for an angry birds game is always coming up and it makes noise even though my phone is on silent. Not cool. I like to play before bed to calm my brain but the noise wakes my husband up. Not. Cool.
Great brain exercise
by FrauF2 on 2019/10/24 01:52
Some of these are easy, some are challenging. Love this game!
Great brain game
by ww2tt on 2019/10/23 18:28
From simple words to ones you might have to look up in the dictionary, this game challenges your understanding of word definitions/meanings as well as your spelling. I do this puzzle every day with my morning coffee. If I can’t complete the game, I don’t worry. They let you go back several days and complete incomplete or missed puzzles.
Recall
by nonuname on 2019/10/23 16:45
Great tool to help recall infrequently used words an learn some new one
Nono
by cookieleen on 2019/10/23 13:28
Update keeps freezing up game when next is tapped.
Puzzles
by LGN11 on 2019/10/23 10:38
Starts my morning every day.
7 years of decent play
by ANickNameNoOneElseHas! on 2019/10/23 06:18
Don’t play. Daily but every now and then it’s a decent wya to relax and keep the mind sharp.
7
by Menerva700 on 2019/10/22 22:26
I like this game. I play religiously every day. However some of the clues just make me want to roll my eyes and some of the words are just not words. Sometimes I wonder if the people writing this I living in a different country. Also I’m not liking that there are tons of daily’s to do now. I have other thing to do with my time.
Seven little words
by pucusina on 2019/10/22 20:38
It’s so much fun and educational at the same time. Love it.
7 little words
by verse15 on 2019/10/22 20:06
Don’t care to get 5 puzzles a day. I know...I don’t have to do them!!!
Fun
by H20dj on 2019/10/22 17:33
Love this game.....just too many bonus games per each day.
Seven little words
by Uuijfhsdhf on 2019/10/22 15:02
This game has helped keep my brain active 👍🏻
Great time waster
by 7lilwords on 2019/10/22 14:21
This game is so “addictive” you start playing and, before you know it, the day is gone!!
Thanks
by mischief grandma on 2019/10/22 14:04
Love this game. I’m 79 and I use the game to “wake up” my brain. Thank you developers and contributors.
Puzzles
by Jfl1125 on 2019/10/22 12:33
I complete all of the puzzles daily. Love ‘em
Fun and challenging
by hutchti on 2019/10/22 12:24
Love the puzzles but have become very frustrated with the fact that one daily challenge does not move smoothly through the bonus puzzles. The screen goes white and is "stuck" or a little window appears with the donut spinning inside it. It takes hours for the next bonus to come up.
Judith
by Judybranin on 2019/10/22 10:49
I have been playing 7 Little Words for years. It challenges, and often increases, my knowledge of vocabulary and spelling.
Seven little words
by bgbgbgbg123 on 2019/10/22 10:04
I used to enjoy getting a single puzzle a day Getting one bonus puzzle was still ok But getting five a day is overkill
Great for the brain
by jo4877 on 2019/10/22 09:48
Fun and challenging
Perfect word game!
by Momo NYC on 2019/10/22 08:25
Makes your brain work in a different way! Love this game! Word skills ; Learn new words
A short revire
by Flower lover 2 on 2019/10/22 02:52
Love the challenge!
7 Little Words
by Kasanof on 2019/10/21 23:55
Very good to keep your brain active.
Frustrating
by namedfornoone on 2019/10/21 13:38
I have played this game for a long time and enjoy the daily challenge. Lately, I have had to delete and reinstall it at least once a week. It gets stuck trying to load the next puzzle.
7 little words
by mingogrsndma on 2019/10/21 03:40
Such a great mind game really really enjoy
Word Game Lover
by Clairbearcher on 2019/10/20 14:41
Playing 7 Little Words is a great mix of challenge and reward when you use what you know about putting syllables together to form words. This game is also a fun way to learn new definitions of words ! I play it every day and enjoy sharing it with my friends and family.
Keeps my brain sharp
by little jojo5016 on 2019/10/19 17:59
This is a quick little time killer. It is the right amount of challenge and satisfaction for me. I also find it sometimes teaches me words that I haven’t learned in my 50 years.
New look
by Monello1972 on 2019/10/19 17:53
Brilliant
Review
by amh35 on 2019/10/19 15:43
To many daily bonus puzzles
Annoying Advertising - No Way Out
by ame218 on 2019/10/19 14:41
Lately there is an ad with a pregnant woman advertising a bidet toilet seat. There’s no way to exit ad and it just keeps repeating on a loop. I love 7 Little Words but won’t continue to play if this ad isn’t taken down or edited to be able to exit. So annoying!!
Freezes
by Colorado11 on 2019/10/19 01:21
I love this game especially since you’ve added more bonus puzzles. The problem is it keeps freezing when moving to a new puzzle after completing one. I have to reboot the iPad or wait till the next day but then I’m really behind! Please check into this!
Not the same as it used to be: UPDATE
by WhiskeyJacq on 2018/03/14 15:03
Thank you, Blue Ox, for responding to my concerns. Since the last update my issues seem to be resolved. No more ads in Russian. Keep up the good work on all your games! I have been playing all of your games for years and used to love them all. I actually give 5 Stars for creativity, ingenuity and design. However, In the last year, on u Little Words and Monkey Wrench, I have started getting ads in Russian. I live in the U.S. and my iPad is set to English so that is not the problem. Frankly, some of those ads seem a bit sketchy. Of course, I don’t know because I don’t read Russian. My other concern is that in the last year or so the 7 Little Words and Monkey Wrench puzzles have taken a political turn. I don’t play puzzles and games to have political views subliminally, or overtly, suggested, regardless of what those views are. I play them to stretch my brain, to be tested on things that I know, to learn new things and to be entertained. Please, please please go back to puzzles that are not politically biased or oriented. I am on the verge of deleting both games, which is a shame because they are some of the most unique, fun to play word games on the market. I will wait to see if I get a reply regarding these 2 concerns before deleting. Thank you for your interest in and attention to your customers. I look forward to your response.
Hate the ads
by bibkel on 2018/05/02 17:17
I used to love the game, so I paid for the main version and bought a few expansion packs for more puzzles. The puzzles teach me new words and challenge my vocabulary. All of a sudden you started getting an ad after each days “free” game. I bought it to avoid this. I emailed and the response was, “The paid version now comes with ads” which annoys me. To make matters worse, I had a software issue with my iPhone 6s+ (unrelated to this game) and when I got the game back from the cloud I lost my expansion packs. I’m not paying twice for them, as the progress I’ve made is lost as well, and I don’t care to do the same puzzle twice. The game itself is challenging, and while they have hints you can easily find the answers online if you get stuck. I have done this and then researched to word or topic to learn more, which is why I downloaded it originally. It has helped expand my knowledge in a fun way. Knowing the letter count helps me figure out the answer even if it is unfamiliar, it just takes patience. Fun game but the rating is now 3, down from five due to the ads and loss of already purchased content.
Awful Redesign
by Mellimusic on 2019/05/11 04:57
I absolutely loved this game but it’s new redesign just feels absolutely awful. The icon looks awful, the front menu makes it feel like there are fewer options, but overall, the actual puzzle screen is awful. The top banner takes up extra space on the screen that could be used for making the words bigger- which there is no longer an easy option to switch between font sizes by just tapping the hints. I’m not fond of the lack of a “guess” button, either. Letters take too long to get to move from the bank to the guessing area and then it takes too long for a correct answer to move on it’s own. It takes forever to clear the letters that were already chosen, especially without a clear button anymore. Too difficult to see the difference between puzzles when some are answered and some are not (no longer alternating color patterns to align with each hint/too similar font choices for answers and letter counts) and too easy to accidentally hit the guess button... Please undo this garbage or allow us to choose between the current and classic modes.
All access pass a joke
by Sammsmom on 2019/01/19 01:17
I have played this game for a few years and, up till recently, have really enjoyed it. I purchased the "all access pass" for the second time, and, quite frankly, it's not worth the money. Each day for the past 3 or 4 months, I go to see if there are any very easy or easy puzzle packs that I have not played yet. Unfortunately, the developer hasn't added any. I am a disabled older woman who likes to do puzzles in a leisurely fashion. I find it too hard to even do the moderate skill level puzzles, so unless new easier puzzles are added, this game is of no use to me. After my current subscription expires, I plan on canceling the "all access pass" and deleting the game. That's most unfortunate too, because this game used to be one of my all time favorites. I wish to cancel my subscription to the all access pass, but I can find no place to do it. I have tried for 2 months now to find this info, and have written support several times without getting a response from anyone. Please cancel my subscription, as my health condition does not permit me to do these puzzles any longer.
Why change a great thing?
by 100prcnt on 2019/05/09 07:31
I’ve been playing 7 Little Words for years—literally since I was eleven or twelve! This whole time, the game has basically remained the same. There were a few fixes and some new features, but overall it was much the same. And I loved it! I especially loved the night mode with a black background and green lettering. This new update changed everything! The whole layout of the game is different, with words automatically coming up instead of you submitting them and hints being on screen. Still, I could probably ignore most of those things if I could still get the old night mode, but alas the new night mode is black background with bright white lettering. Since I often play before bed, the bright white lettering is much too bright for me to look at. I just really hate this update, and I don’t understand why they made such a giant change for a game that was great how it was. I don’t know if I will be able to play the app anymore, which is unfortunate because, as I said, I’ve been playing for years.
Do not care for the new format
by cjuj on 2019/05/28 01:49
We have had this game for years and have enjoyed it very much. It doesn’t usually take too much time and you always feel good when you can finish it. My husband and I would play it together.....or one at a time. It was very neat that one of us could play and then clear the answers so the other could come along later and do the same puzzle. About two weeks ago, all of that changed. Now there is no way to clear the answers to allow a second person to enjoy the same puzzle. WHY??? You changed the way the puzzle looks.....it was nice the way it was before........and then you took away the ability for more than one person to play the puzzle. I know the creators of puzzles like to “update” every so often, but we really liked the game as it was and didn’t want any updates!!
Ad extreme
by Teta K on 2018/11/06 15:32
You went from one extreme to the other. I had an ad free version and bought puzzle packs. It was easy. Now there are ads coming from every direction, not just the bonus puzzle, but the daily puzzle as well. And they’re noisy. And .99 for just three months of no ads?!? I’m really disappointed with these changes. I appreciate your response. However, the ads have overrun the game. It used to be a nice easy game. Now it’s obnoxious. Three months for .99 is even more obnoxious. Your daily puzzle should have NO ads. The bonus puzzle states it’s ad supported, but they pop up for every puzzle, including the daily. And the forced sound, when I’ve indicated no sound for the game, is really annoying. I’ve played this game for years, and now it’s just irritating.
Daily User Grumpy about Update
by Colorjuicer on 2019/05/07 23:38
I love this game and play it every morning with Red Herring and Monkeywrench to test how my brain is doing. I pay for puzzle packs because the games are well worth it, and ads are not part of my morning routine. I’m trying to get used to the new version, just downloaded today, and I’m not liking it yet, as a whole. 1) PLEASE give more color contrast in each word tile, as gray-on-gray is hard to see. 2) Please speed up the time it takes for a correct word to go up to its definition; the old speed was nice and crisp, and now it’s slo-o-ow. 3) Please reconsider the feature of leaving the attempted solution up and making me delete it, tile by tile, if it’s wrong, because right now I’m not liking the extra clicks. All that said, thank you for a great game, and I appreciate the idea of refreshing things once in a while. I do like the addition of photos for the packs. The colors are not overwhelming like some games but are pleasant. Thanks!
So disappointed
by thehop2 on 2019/05/07 19:18
I am really kicking myself for updating this game. I have been playing this game for about 6 years. The simplicity of it was part of its charm. Now it is hard to read - different color tiles for each puzzle pack, and you can’t easily tap on the words to quickly increase and decrease the font size. The hint feature used to be awesome. You could pick which word you wanted a hint for and decide how much of a hint you wanted. Now if you tap hint it will just randomly oick a word and show a tile - you can no longer get just the first letter. Tap hint again and you get the next tile for the same word - that was picked for you btw, not one you wanted the hint for. You can no longer just X out your guess. You can only backspace and delete one tile at a time. Way too complicated and not worth it. Which really bums me out as I literally played this for a few minutes every single day. So many negative reviews on this update - hope that leads to a classic version of this game.
Paid for packs but I still get ads???
by Bevrob on 2019/08/31 19:28
In the old version of this game, I paid real money for puzzle packs. Now, there are still ads that show up, even though I have paid you money in the past and I’ve restored my purchases. It seems like I have to pay money to get rid of the ads, AND I have to pay additional money to actually play the game. Sorry, no dice. UPDATE: thank you for the reply. However, I continue to feel that if I have paid you money, I should not have to watch ads—period. Even daily puzzles should be ad-free if I have paid you for anything. Also, I don’t want to have to pay monthly/yearly fees for things. I would consider one reasonable payment that would give me an ad-free experience, AND I would also consider a small amount for each small (only 50 now?) puzzle pack. Paying $4/month or $30/year, every month or year going forward, is unacceptable. So many services are going in this direction and it is really starting to feel greedy. What’s wrong with charging me once and delivering a solid product?
Why would you think this is an update?
by Cunningbuffalo on 2019/05/27 12:20
It is an insult to we who love this game. I can’t imagine what intelligent young, middle age, or old person would be attracted to the garish, scary-face, font-awful new design. I immediately settled on night mode to escape the infantile colors and contrast problems. But still—the font is too fat, the slow speeds irritating, and how solved words appear in the list confusing—now it is less interesting to play. I have opened your daily challenges for eight years running and never failed to finish a game, happily learning and honing my word skills. You run the risk of losing so many devoted players for what? To attract kids and others...who probably won’t stay with you for lack of skill. I am almost seventy, female, and keep my mind active with sharp games upon awakening. Please fix this, or as another commented, bring us a “classic” version. Thank you.
Frustrated Puzzle Lover 😒
by NoVirginian on 2017/10/04 21:26
Have used (and loved) this app for years. Sadly, newest version has problems. My app now lets me work for a short time and then switches (on its own) to another puzzle. If I complete 2nd puzzle, goes to the one I had originally started and locks, requiring a shutdown. Reopening and going to original puzzle doesn't help as same behavior repeats. There is a mention of "ads" (which I can't see), so have no way of accessing. Have been in touch with support and they keep saying it will change, but it hasn't. Believe the ads I can't see are at the root of this. Would be happy to pay to get rid of them, but no option available. In IT for years and good at troubleshooting, but I'm stumped. Hate to have to give up the app, but it's no longer worth the trouble. 😕
A Fun Challenge
by OrdoTheSquint on 2018/08/11 14:15
I love word puzzles, and this one has been keeping me entertained for quite some time. I often don't have time to do more than a handful of puzzles in a given day, but that suits me just fine. A 500 puzzle pack has kept me occupied for the past year, and I only just reached the halfway point yesterday. I would love it if there was some form of cloud saving, as I did lose about 100 puzzles worth of progress into that pack of 500 when I switched to a new phone, but restore purchases worked fine and I didn't mind working through it again. All in all, a brilliant challenge that has captured my attention on a regular basis. I even get my family to help if I get stuck.
Awful redesign
by Katie bobady on 2019/05/17 11:06
Plz. change the game back to the way it was before it was updated. I agree w/ the other person. The design is awful. I used to like this game, but the whole setup is awful, and the design. The smiley face was cute before, but now it’s ugly. Y would u update this game? It seems like every app gets updated and ppl. complain b/c u change it, like other apps like FB, Messenger, etc. I won’t be playing it anymore unless u change it back to the way it was before it was updated. It’s not kid friendly, it was kid friendly before. The new design isn’t kid friendly. The smiley faces were kid friendly, but not anymore after the update when this app should've never been updated. It was fine the way it was. They made it worse now. The smiley faces disappear when u click on the puzzles. It’s not nice looking anymore. I’d like the app to be changed back to the way it was before. They gave u free hints, but in the new version they don’t.
New Update
by AMOHagan on 2019/05/21 12:48
I LOVED this game and would play it every morning. The older version was easy to see, simple, and calming. I am actually debating deleting the app with this new update. I have been trying to give it a chance but the new color scheme and set up is visually more difficult to follow, it seems to run so much slower because you have to wait for the tiles to float to spots now, the tiles don’t disappear like before so it’s harder to see what tiles are left, the clues are so small and the tiles are so big, there is no longer an option to move right into the bonus daily puzzle like before. I have never written a poor review for a game, but I am really disappointed in this new update. This was one of my favorite apps and now I find myself not wanting to play it. I don’t know why so much was changed when the older version worked so well! Please please please change it back. If it changed back I honestly would rate this a 5. If it doesn’t, I will probably delete it.
Too easy daily puzzles
by xLaDyBuGx on 2019/07/27 07:17
The daily puzzles have become a joke with how easy they are now. Very rarely does it take more than a minute or 2 to solve them both when i used to think on some for all 3 days we had access to. I understand trying to appeal to more people and making the puzzles solvable for the majority but this is supposed to be an intellectual game. The people playing them aren’t looking for an easy game that takes little brain power. Please fix this or I will be deleting this app after years of playing it daily. Also making the phone vibrate every time I click the play button or select daily puzzles with no way of turning it off unless I turn them off for every app is very annoying. Please provide an option to turn off haptics. And ads are now playing sound even with it turned off in the app and my phone on silent mode. The new updates have caused more issues than they have fixed.
Dislike the redesign!
by Grieving in MS on 2019/05/12 22:55
I love this game...and have for the last 8 years. But the redesign is about to be a deal-breaker! Why mess with a good thing?? The new version makes it hard to distinguish which clues you’ve solved and which ones are not. There is no font change or color change in the letters to make it visually quick to discern. It is slower to respond too...once your word groups are typed in, it sluggishly moves the guess to the correct spot or it just sits there and you have to tap the “delete” button to remove each card! Did you guys not try out the new version with dedicated users to get honest feedback?? What a clumsy redesign. PLEASE bring back the old version!!!!!!
Disappointed
by IbuSaja on 2019/11/15 21:25
This used to be a great game for serious wordsmiths. However, with the addition of carnival colors, dumbed down daily puzzles and screeching ads for a host of preteen centric games, it has become increasingly evident that the developers are now focused on a more juvenile audience. I no longer do the daily puzzles because they are way too easy and the ads loudly override my IPad’s silent mode, disturbing everyone around me. Also, the ads repeatedly take you to other sites, even if you decline the offer and they make it difficult, if not impossible, to get back to the game. I have no problem with asking players look at an ad in exchange for a free puzzle. This is how game sites make money. However, the current ad policy is disrespectful which is never a good marketing strategy. I have been playing this game since it’s inception and have purchased over 100 packs. However, once my last three packs are finished , I’m done.
Ads are Sneaky
by YKARaphael on 2019/11/10 00:00
I love this game. It’s relaxing and yet challenging. It’s a favorite, but I hate the ads. I detest them being dished up with sound. I will adjust when I play, however so I don’t disturb anyone before I can get the sound off. I enjoy the game enough to ignore ads. What I won’t tolerate is an ad lingering so long, I become convinced that the only way to get back to playing is to click a link that fools me into going to my Apple store account, and potentially giving ads companies a look at my account. I have no idea what information might have been collected when this happened. I resent how this ad was designed. I feel that both the developers and Apple have a responsibility to protect my privacy and I expect to not be annoyed just to play a game. I’ve deleted this game from my phone, because I have zero tolerance for this kind of ad behavior from an app.
Some of the puzzle packs I had are now gone
by dlbdtb on 2019/05/18 15:19
Update, the developer is working with me to restore, I just have to figure out which ones. The game was enhanced again and I like the changes, with the grid lines, colors, and crossing off ones completed. I play this game daily 😊 I have played this game for years, although I’m ok with some of the new changes, but like other users miss what it used to be. My biggest complaint is that some of the puzzle packs I earned previously are now only available with the all access. I purchased packs to get these, and now they aren’t available to me without paying more. That makes me mad. I tried restoring purchases but it didn’t do anything. Seriously, why would you take away packs?
Love the Game, the new ads are intrusive
by carddante on 2018/03/10 13:36
I love 7 Little Words. I downloaded this game shortly after it was released and have played it almost daily for years. It’s unique, challenging and so much fun. I am here because the new ads that take over the screen are obnoxiously intrusive. I get needing to pay your bills and this helps. I’d much rather have an ad between game screens than an ad on screen while I’m playing. I guess I don’t understand why, after having paid $15-20 on puzzle packs, I’m still being subjected to ads. It’s not enough to make me quit playing, it’s really just a minor annoyance. Keep up the good work, Blue Ox. I do love the game.
Low contrast is not good
by Broadway Al on 2019/05/08 09:48
I have 3 comments on this version of the game. (1) The word fragments are now black on a dark grayish-blue background. This low-contrast presentation makes them hard to read. If Apple’s ‘night shift’ mode is enabled, they are even harder to read. The game does offer a high-contrast white-on-black ‘night mode’ setting, but the contrast here is too high (i.e., it goes to the opposite extreme) and is also hard to read. The black-on-white presentation in the game’s prior version had been very readable. Perhaps there should be a setting which allows the user to choose a color scheme from among several options? (2) I like that the old cancel button, which cleared all the selected fragments from the input box, has been replaced by a backspace button that removes only the last fragment. (3) The hint button is now to the immediate right of the input box and just as large as the scramble button further to the right. This is somewhat inconvenient. Because the hint button is used much less often than the scramble button, it should be the button further to the right. Likewise, the hint button should be less prominent than the scramble button, possibly by reducing its size slightly and/or making it circular.
Brock Johnson
by Bold Brock on 2017/10/10 21:46
I do still own this game and play it first thing in the morning along with Red Herring and Monkey Wrench. I enjoy playing it and was happy with the most recent update with the freebie puzzle pack, but now I'm very upset with it and frustrated because the 21st level puzzle isn't accessible unless you're wanting or willing to be downloading the idiotic ABC Mouse program with a credit card number, and that's beyond bogus and dangerous. I'm not playing the free puzzle pack until they dump that obligation in the next update and will just be focusing on the free daily puzzles. If they don't change it soon, I'm deleting 7 Little Words from my IPad permanently!
Updates bummed me out “ for a while “
by Yanxfan49 on 2019/07/15 11:52
I’ve had this particular game almost since its inception and really loved it but then the updates started coming and I panicked. I thought the creators were going to change everything and ruin it ( I’m old and foolish and don’t like change). Well I gotta admit they just streamlined it and made it more user friendly and actually more enjoyable. They probably get tired of my unpleasant messages whenever they change something. I know that change is inevitable and this app has definitely changed for the better. I play it daily and hopefully always will.
Liked the previous plan
by 5 pets too many on 2019/08/27 01:06
Now when I try to do the puzzles from the last 30 days, I get a slue of ads! I wouldn’t buy a game under those circumstances even if it looked appealing. I’m about ready to delete the app and never buy another puzzle pack. I’ve really enjoyed this game but was about ready to delete it. Previously I could buy puzzle packs and play the daily puzzles without ads. And the ads are SUPER annoying —when I hit X it pops up again and there’s a delay before the next X appears. Now the game requires a subscription and since I play sporadically it’s not a practical option for me. I don’t want to pay for 3 months and play 5 times. I have found a way around the ads which will hopefully continue to work: I’m not playing the daily puzzles but instead playing the “last 30 days”. I can also play a pack with no ads. So far so good.
New changes need some work
by phpolicylady on 2019/05/11 01:24
I've played this game almost as long as it has been around. The latest updates leave me disappointed in the game play. First, please allow us to turn off the haptics. Every single tap now creates unnecessary haptic responses that add nothing to the game play. If the haptics could even be limited to only indicate when the word is correct would be better than how it is currently. Second, please return to flat design. Every tile in the puzzle and each of the control buttons have a drop shadow that is not adding anything to the game play. You could regain more screen by removing these and increasing the clues and tiles areas. Third, the new limited color schemes and lack of a true bold text makes it more difficult to visually separate the unsolved clues from those already solved. I love the game and play everyday, but the new changes, if left as they currently are, will likely limit my enjoyment enough that I simply go play Monkey Wrench instead. Having said all this, I do appreciate the automatic solving of words. I'm also a fan of the redesigned main starting page. I just really wish that some of these other changes might get some additional attention soon.
Full page ads?? Say it isn’t so!
by Medeb on 2018/11/04 22:42
I’ve had the 7 words app quite a long time. I don’t play every day but have always enjoyed the game. I opened it up today, played today’s game, then up pops the full page ad. I’ve bought a few packs and am glad to read that the ads won’t be in the paid packs, and I would be willing to pay a reasonable one time fee for an ad free daily version, but 99 cents every 3 months to not see those annoying ads?? No thanks. I’ll finish out the current pack I bought then I’ll be deleting this app. I will miss it!
No one likes the update 😫
by -zew on 2019/07/30 04:16
Update: the devs have definitely gone back and reverted to more of the classic version’s style. It still seems overly done for the simple game that it is, but it is so much more playable than it was right after the big update. Glad the devs listened to their players :) Original: This last major update makes the game feel so clunky and slow! I wish I could go back to the classic version. I don’t really understand why there was a need for such a huge redesign. I understand maybe changing the layout of some aspects of the menus, but the rebranding makes it seem cheap and too much like all the other App Store word games (which it isn’t!)
I used to love this app.
by Alex94523 on 2019/05/14 04:32
I bought several puzzle packs which I replay, and I almost always do the daily puzzles. I loved the game and it was near perfect. The recent update is terrible. Before this update I would have given 4 stars. 5 if there weren’t any ads. The old color scheme was simple and easy to read. The new one is colorful, but not as easy on my eyes. The staggered gray and white lines in the background of the clues for the old version separated them nicely. Now the background is all white. The guess button is gone. Now once you type in a correct answer the app automatically “hits guess” when you type in the answer. You have to wait until the app realizes your done adding to the word. The delete button has been replaced by a backspace button which only erases one entry at a time instead of the entire entry. Not a big deal, but once again it slows down the game. If you like the old version, the 7 little words website still has the old (good) version as of May 13th. There is nothing good about this update. I don’t usually write reviews, but I am so disappointed in this update. I’m going to delete 7 little words after I finish this review.
May 2019 Update
by Non Techie Gramma on 2019/05/10 13:29
NOOOOO!!! Why would you “fix” something that was not broken?? For many years my daily routine began with 7 Words. A fun stretching exercise for the brain, uncomplicated design, just a fun wakeup. My husband and I would have occasional races for puzzle completion. Just simple, unadulterated fun! The “update” took the game backwards. Not at all streamlined, you’ve made it much more clumsy. The “delete tile at a time” is ridiculous. Instead of a fun mind stretch, the game is now swallowed within a frustrating and maddening design. I even miss my simple, fresh faced smiley icon friend—now its a dazed goofy smile. (I’m probably attaching my exasperation to this new icon, but there you have it.) Used to be a 5+ star. Reducing now to a 2 star experience at best after trying for several days. Ugh.
I used to love this game till the ads came in....
by 707609 on 2019/11/05 02:55
I have had the 7 Little Words app for several years now and I have several game packs that I have purchased and like to play them over again as time passes. But now even when I am playing puzzle packs that I have purchased in the past I get interrupted with advertisements. I totally understand getting ads when I am playing “free” puzzle packs but I don’t feel I should get ads while playing puzzle packs that I have paid for. I am also bummed out about the new layout. I loved playing the black background with green letters (night mode) for when I’m winding down for the night. I guess all good things must change 😢
Was nicer before the new look
by Wrdewmn on 2019/05/07 13:35
Seven Little Words was just fine before the newest look. The black text on blue is straining for the eyes (white text would have been easier to read). Additionally, the overall look of the game is more static and robotic in feel. Most important is the removal of the cute little bell sound (with adorable smiley face) which popped up once the puzzle is solved. It is now a flat sound, and in no way as “rewarding” as the original sound. Please bring back that sound and please make text easier to read. Thank you
What happened
by demm51 on 2018/10/02 03:34
Update: The app has corrected itself or resolved the issue with the ad that froze it. Working again as of Sunday. Thanks. I Have played this app for several years. I updated today Sept 27 then went to daily puzzle. Completed it and an ad with music came on and it had a black screen and froze. I have tried to escape but nothing happens. blank screen it’s froze and won’t do anything. I can’t get back to my paid puzzles. Not a happy camper tonight. I would have said great app and five stars until
HATE the new update
by Mgkshda on 2019/05/08 17:00
I would give it 5 stars, I love this game, but the new update is atrocious. The colors are too bright, they are distracting (not to mention the weird shadows under the letter boxes) and the animation takes too long to move the groups of letters. The display used to be calming and conducive to thinking but now it is distracting and makes me feel anxious. PLEASE go back to the old look or at least have an option in settings where you can get a more minimalistic display (i.e. no animation, no shadows, neutral colors). I've put it on night mode for now but the white is still too bright. This used to be my favorite game but now I'm very disappointed.
Annoying ads
by PDXcatdad on 2019/04/11 08:39
Used to love this game. I usually only play the free game when I go to bed. Then they started pushing ads. 'No problem,' I thought. 'I'll throw them a bone and buy the biggest puzzle pack they have, even though I'll never use it, because they wouldn't continue to push ads to people who gave them money, right?' So, yeah. I still got ads after the free games after that. Was tolerable until just recently when every ad became a loud video. I could mute my iPad, but I shouldn't have to. Poorly played app company. You are getting a below average review because of your annoyingly loud video ads and choice to double monetize against paying customers. It's time for me to look for another game.
Frustrated
by Tebece on 2019/11/01 20:45
Thought the problems I had been having were fixed but today it’s back to the ad being on a black screen and therefore I can’t access the ad supported puzzle. I did get to do the daily puzzle. If the black screen is there tomorrow I won’t be able to do either puzzle. Love this game!!! Having problems with the ad supported puzzle that appears with the free daily puzzle. It’s either a black screen or a circle signaling that it is downloading the puzzle. I just tried to access it and its still trying to download after 22 hours. Having the same problem with the ad supported puzzle. It is doing the circle signaling that it is downloading the puzzle. When this happens you can’t do the daily puzzle or the puzzles that I have purchased. Did the daily puzzle and the ad supported puzzle today and it is still doing the downloading thing. Same problem again. Did daily puzzle and the ad supported puzzles will not download. All I get is the circle signaling that it’s downloading.
Disappointed
by indyj5vw on 2019/08/01 15:31
I don’t like the new changes. The letters being put in the big blocks make it very difficult to try and visualize the group of letters together to see the words put together. When backing out the blocks because I have it wrong now because the way the block slides it very hard for me because I struggle with positional vertigo and am very visual with movement of the sliding of the big blocks now are difficult. I love this game and have played it for years but I am sorry to say if it does not return to the old way or if the letters do not get put in smaller blocks I will not be buying anymore packages. Something has to change to make this more user friendly.
Can’t open daily puzzles
by Gracieswimlover on 2019/05/30 06:04
My phone downloaded iOS 12.3.1 today and now when I click into daily puzzles and try to choose a day I get a message saying “the internet is not available right now” even though I am at home with full WiFi. I’m used to that message when we are camping and have no service but never had this happen at home. Guessing it is related to the iOS update? Otherwise I love this app and desperately want to play! Hope it gets fixed soon.
Loved this until ...
by Catuli24 on 2019/11/14 23:30
... an ad from Shutterfly appeared that I could NOT get out of. I was enjoying the app so much that I was ready to pay for the ad-free version, because as a general rule I like to support developers. I always play a few games prior to paying for full versions just to see whether the game actually works and is glitch-free. The fact that I’m faced with an ad from which I can’t extricate myself has largely killed my incentive to pay for this one though. There’s no way to close it. No little x or back arrow, etc. Makes no difference where I touch the screen, I’m in this endless loop of ad > App Store > Safari. Not cool.
Theme displays are spoiling fun playing
by Azgem4587 on 2019/08/25 22:07
I always try not to peek what is theme display next to date block. The theme displays are really spoilers. I like the older version of this app was that they’d not disclose until the puzzles are completed. The theme displays showed above the smiling face. I really like the current new look like free daily puzzles are on the same page as the packs. Will I get free bonus packs when I buy packs? I’m not interested in all access packs. Thanks for making this app my favorite.
Some improvements, but one disappointing change
by thisgamesucksnow12345 on 2019/05/26 12:52
While some of your new features are nice, I am disappointed that you reveal the Sunday puzzle theme at the beginning. Part of the fun was guessing what it was, and maybe even figuring it out in process and using it to help solve some of the words. Now, you have not only eliminated the satisfaction of solving THAT particular puzzle, but you have made it easier to solve the other words as well. Please change it back. This is disappointing, and certainly not an improvement.
No theme puzzle?
by appr8er on 2019/09/23 10:50
I really miss the Sunday theme puzzles. That was my favorite part of playing this. In fact, I would love it if every puzzle had a hidden theme. I have a suggestion (besides restoring the theme puzzles): offer the option to cover the clues so we can try to figure out the words without the clues. That's how I always play, anyway. In fact, sometimes the clues throw me off and it's easier to just guess the words. And now that they automatically pop up on the board, it's that much easier. Two stars until themes are returned to their rightful Sunday place; where I'll return the other three stars. Friends for life if you themize every daily puzzle.
My favorite game is not as enjoyable lately
by mzbeastle on 2019/09/08 13:37
When I first discovered this game, it was fascinating. I particularly enjoyed the Sunday puzzles, which were very creative and amusing. Example: the answers to one puzzle were all Roman/ Greek gods. Loved it! Lately, more puzzles are provided daily (to force me to watch the awful cartoon ads for nonsensical games), which is good, but they are much simpler, too easy, and not very challenging. Additionally, the sharp, humerous Sunday puzzles are just like the rest of the week. Also there is a noticeable increase in hints for people’s names, i.e. stars of TV shows, rather than the more subtle shades of meanings for so much of our language. Now THAT was a brain workout! Guessing names of sports figures? Nah, not so much. So, I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be playing this game. By the way, having only one per day gave me something to look forward to every morning. Now, it’s like a task.
Play w/ Friends
by loveroflittlewords on 2018/07/29 16:59
Have loved this game for years, but always wished an interactive version would be created so you can play w friends virtually. Still my favourite braingame in the App Store above all others - Always have fun playing w a group of friends and solving together on road trips etc., but would be really awesome to finally have a feature where you could share/play against friends via text message or through the app somehow.. thanks!!!:)
Was great, now it’s horrible
by mari.kkamagwi on 2019/05/29 05:18
I’ve been playing this app for YEARS with my mom and we loved it! We’ve payed for puzzles and it’s always been a fun, simple way to have family time every night. Now, after this redesign, we hardly play it at all!! It looks really bad. Really REALLY bad. Not only is it ugly, it’s hard to play. It’s not easy on the eyes with all of the colors and the very slow animations. It really makes playing a chore. We have tried the “express” version of this app but it’s just not the same. Please bring back the old design!!!!!!! Or at least have a classic version with the old design. This is just no longer fun. We miss our family time!!! Why “fix” something that isn’t broken???
Bad ads
by C ko on 2019/03/01 02:54
I have played this game since it was the only one BO offered (I think this was first, and MW 2nd). I remember my parents told me about this new game they heard of, and I had already been playing it for years. I would lie in bed playing waaaay past my bedtime. I loved this game. Not anymore. At first, the ads were annoying, but you could close them quickly and easily, so ok, I can keep playing. But this newest update is ridiculous!! The ads are super long and loud. This is the first app review I’ve ever written, and it’s to communicate how incredibly frustrated I am with this game’s ads. I have seriously seriously been playing 7LW for YEARS and I am about to delete it from my phone. Something needs to change.
Ads
by Gincello on 2019/11/16 02:28
I have enjoyed this game for years. An ad between every game is disconcerting enough, but when you can’t get rid of the ad by just clicking on the X, I tend to go bezerk. If i miss a couple days and get that many recalcitrant ads at once on a day when I’m not in the mood for that nonsense,I feel sure I will delete it from my iPad. In case I do that, which seems likely, thank you for all the great word games you've provided over the years. Ps, if I get frustrated with this one Monkey Wrench will follow suit...I don’t like it as well as this one, so any ads on it aren’t worth my trouble.
Update
by DomShaunte on 2019/05/15 00:11
I love this game. I hate the new update. Please put it back the way it was before. The random picture that sits in the top right hand corner of screen is unnecessary and takes up space. The bold letters and shadow effect on the tiles and clue-word is unsettling for the eyes, and the stark-white background provides no contrast for solved/unsolved words. The word clues portion of the screen and space provided for answers is just a blank, white space. Please put the contrasting coloring background back. Thanks! Again, I love this game! It’s a 5 star game with a 0-star update!
Quick Brain Teasers
by Eilonwyj on 2019/11/14 03:54
I like the little puzzles of 7 Little Words, specially when they are theme puzzles. However, I liked it better when I had to figure out the theme of the daily puzzle instead of seeing it in the title. There would come a moment when everything finally made sense. I wish there were more Spanish puzzles, as they are good vocabulary stretchers for me. My one criticism is the placement of the “Hints” button. I had 12 hints left when we went to the new format; now I’m down to 5. I didn’t actually want to use any hints at all; my finger slipped when I meant to scramble the letters. I think the “Hints” button used to be at the bottom, not right next to the “Rearrange” button. I hope they fix this before I waste the rest of my clues. I own many puzzle packs and like doing the most difficult ones. I’ve learned a lot and had fun.
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