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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.
HERE'S HOW TO REVERT TO OLD VERSION! New version is unusable AD-WARE! DON'T BUY OR UPGRADE!
by AstroPaul on 2019/06/17 13:22
FOUND A WAY TO DOWNGRADE TO THE OLD VERSION! 1. Delete the new version from your iPad. 2. Search your Mobile Applications folder or a back up for the previous decent version. 7 Little Words 4.5.2.ipa 3. Make a copy and put it on your desktop. 4. Plug in your i-device into your Mac. 5. Use an app such as iMazing, select Copy to Device. 6. Select 7 Little Words 4.5.2 and copy it to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. 7. Voila! Old version back on your device! 8. Select Menu from within the app and Restore Purchases to bring back your puzzle packs. 9. Enjoy the classic, beloved version and ignore any App Store prompts to upgrade. —————— I used to play this every evening. Sadly, thanks to this terrible update, I no longer play it at all. It's unusable. Developer responded anew indicating they're working on the readability issues — but it's the new interface that's also the problem. Plus, weeks later, and there's been no improvement! It's still too hard on the eyes, too bright, too glaring, and has too much flickering. —> They need to restore the old simple, player-centered interface and discard the huckster-promotional one! Bring back the classic version or provide an option for it within the new app. <— BEWARE: THE APP USES FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE TO TRACK YOU AND FOR ADVERTISING! They acknowledged this, but it's unacceptable. Users did NOT agree to being tracked or having their personal data mined by two of the worst companies on the Internet. The developer says he would stop “abuse”, but how will he ever know?! There have been multiple investigations and more keeps coming out about Facebook's privacy abuses. Better to jettison Facebook and Google entirely. See what follows for details about the different problems... ——— Long time fan, but the new version is unusable. A big issue is that it is little more than adware, with promotions to buy more puzzles. It's colorful, but one can no longer see most of their puzzle packs at a glance. Instead, the bulk of the screen is filled with sets of puzzle packs to buy and their prices. I didn't buy the app to be barraged by a full onslaught of puzzle pack promos! I bought it to play a word game. Yet, there‘s an even bigger issue. When one goes inside a puzzle pack, each numbered puzzle has a drop shadow on it. That creates a visually distracting Moire pattern that is hard to read. It happens within a game, too. It's a visual mess and undermines playability greatly. It is also potentially dangerous for those with neurological - seizure conditions. That needs to be changed for health and safety reasons, as well as aesthetic ones! ——> Please give us an option to return to the old layout and design. That would be fair to your long-time customers and supporters. <—— In the meantime, current owners: DON'T UPGRADE YOUR APP! For prospective buyers, DON'T BUY IT until they fix the app. ——— PRIOR REVIEW First, the good stuff. Simple, but engaging! A brilliant design for a quick and easy, yet often challenging, word puzzle game. It's worth buying a few extra puzzles just to support the app developer's creativity! To the person who said they wanted to pay just one time. While I'm sympathetic, he or she should just buy the 4 or 5 available games and consider it hours of enjoyment for only $4 or $5. Much less than going out to the movies! You could even make your own popcorn! To the person who complained about knocking off the puzzles in one day-- well, exercise some self-restraint, pace yourself, delay that instant gratification, spread the games out, savor the moments, and enjoy life more! MAJOR USABILITY ISSUE Finally, though, while the game WAS great on an iPad, the text is far too small on an iPhone! The names of the puzzles and number in each pack are tiny; even after choosing Large Print and Darker Text for Clues, the clues and letters on the tiles remain too small — unless one holds the phone up to their eyeballs! Which isn’t good for vision or brain health! Please fix that and give us a font resizing option that works for reading at arm’s length or, at least, elbow’s length! PROBLEMS WITH SUBSCRIPTIONS AND IN-APP PACK PURCHASING Many of us are put off by subscription models, so it is good to see there are still puzzle pack offerings — however, they are a confusing morass! There are dozens of confusing options! Calling them “Free Bonus Collections” when you have to BUY 5, 9, or more puzzle PACKS is misleading. And, that’s a lot of money to spend to get the bonus! Plus, any purchase is a blind one! Is it a *good* collection or pack?! Who knows?! DECEPTIVE LABELING One finds a “New! All Access Pass” button with the *deceptive* description “10,000+ Puzzles and more for as low as $1.99”. No, it is NOT available for $1.99; it is $1.99 per *week*! You need to change the wording there! There’s also an error in your iTunes description of subscriptions — you mention weekly but in the parenthesis state something contradictory: “weekly ($1.99 per month)” 😎 So, what is the rate?! PACK CONFUSION Then, there is the problem of the rotating kiosk of puzzle pack bundles! It was showing Canyons for $4.99 below my list of puzzles, then suddenly switched to Skyscrapers for $9.99! Now, it’s Polka Dots for $4.99! The rotation is a distraction — where did the one I wanted go? How do I find it? Which Super Value pack(s)/collections are the better ones? Which have the most errors or misleading clues? Who knows?! Are those 250 puzzle items, a single pack or a collection of 5 packs?! If one buys one of them with 250 puzzles, does that qualify as 5 packs and gets the buyer the Free Bonus?! Or, is it just a single pack? That's not explained. Confusion reigns! CONCLUSION You have such a wonderful game and app that it’s a shame to see it drowning in such clutter and misleading, greedy, nickle-and-dime schemes! Simplify things!
The older version was better
by hartzdee on 2019/06/17 10:38
I loved the original version. Not a fan of the new look and feel. Even the sounds aren’t great. The words seems a lot easier and this game isn’t that challenging any longer :/
Old look & features better
by Boxerbrat on 2019/06/17 06:39
The new overall look is cartoonish and distracting. The two color options are hard on the eyes. It previously had a neutral, "grown up" look, layout, and color scheme with genuinely challenging puzzles and more hint options. The puzzles are too simplistic now, more like something I had back in elementary school. The whole experience is 180 degrees from where it was before. Is there a way to revert to an older version or do your oldest fans just reminisce about the good old days before someone tried to fix what wasn't broken? Since I previously purchased hints, I may keep the app for my cat to play, but I doubt she will need to use them.
Sometimes challenging
by Solwaste on 2019/06/17 05:47
Harder than you might think. But that’s what makes it fun.
Update spoiled things
by FlopsyGoose on 2019/06/17 00:20
Half the joy of the Sunday puzzle was using the clues to work out the theme of the puzzle. Now the puzzle's theme is at the top of the screen, thus spoiling the joy of discovering it. In general, daily puzzles seem easier and less challenging. The new design is a little too fussy. Like many people, I'm all for improvement, but the most recent updates haven't made this game better, just more bland.
Miss the old version
by aloverey on 2019/06/16 19:13
They celebrated an anniversary with an updated version and I personally hate it. I miss the old version and lay out. The new “night mode” is still bright and blinding. It’s a bummer as this use to be one of my favorite games
Redesign
by Just tryingtowriteamessage on 2019/06/16 19:01
I absolutely HATE this new design layout enough to delete the app!
Great game
by back1953 on 2019/06/16 17:25
I work it every day!
Great Puzzle Game!
by niaep on 2019/06/16 16:49
This game is a great way to pick your brain. It is the only game I have on my phone, so it is a good pass time while waiting in any waiting room.
Former language teacher
by Mrs. AFR on 2019/06/16 14:12
Great for all ages. Good for vocabulary , spelling, problem solving techniques, etc.
Too easy
by 2Peg on 2019/06/15 22:43
With your recent upgrade, the game is too easy, not enough challenge. The game was the perfect level of challenge for me before. Maybe you could have levels of difficulty that players could choose. It’s a fun game otherwise.
Review of 7little words
by Hankie Tankie on 2019/06/15 19:29
I preferred the first format of the game
Much better after changing your new look
by grjgjhjj on 2019/06/15 19:08
After a few weeks I checked back and it was improved. Changes made are much better. Thanks.
not challenging
by Danielle Badinghaus on 2019/06/15 13:04
i used to look forward to solving new and challenging words in the daily puzzles. i would not define the recent dailies as puzzles. "what a camera takes" -photographs. "pharmacy" -drugstore. what happened? please please please 🙏🏼 fix this.
Fun Little Game
by StiltsMcStilty on 2019/06/15 06:27
This is a great little game. Anytime you have ~10 mins to spare, the daily puzzles will fill that time with a minor but satisfying brain teaser.
Used to adore this app...
by Luckeeh on 2019/06/15 02:53
But the newest update is absolutely atrocious. The classic look of the old app was warm and inviting. The new layout is modernized and hard to look at. This was my go-to word game for long flights and due to the new layout and auto-submit feature on the words I’ll be moving on to (hopefully) better apps. It’s a shame that I’m abandoning a slew of paid for puzzle packs, however, my eyes cannot take the white/black or black/white options for even one brief puzzle.
Easy Word Choices
by clairecrussell on 2019/06/15 00:35
I liked doing this game daily to learn new words. Unfortunately recent words have been “silvered, beaches, photographs”. I don’t know what happened to this app but it seems it’s taken a turn for the worse. I won’t continue to utilize the app if the daily challenges don’t go back to being challenges.
Interesting & Fun!
by Sundevil66 on 2019/06/14 19:47
A bit easy but fun!
New Update Awful!
by Michtrixie on 2019/06/14 15:34
I used to love this game but with the new update, not so much. When I first saw the new update, I wondered why it looked like a game for children when I know a lot of adults play. Hate the new Hint button that doesn’t allow me to choose the word I want a hint for. And it’s also hard to see which words are left to solve. I could go on and on but I think I’ll just go play some other game that’s not so annoying. Please fix! UPDATE 6/14/19: Lowered rating to 1 Star! Still waiting for Blue Ox to change this game back to the challenging game it was before. Please let me choose the word I want hints for and highlight the unsolved words. PLEASE FIX!!!
Update ruined this game
by PodWalker50 on 2019/06/14 11:55
I’ve played and enjoyed this game for years. The update is absolutely horrible. Now, you cannot tell at a glance which clues have been solved because there’s no color/hue change like the old version. It went from being an intelligent, fun game to obnoxious and gimmicky. What a disappointment. 👎 Update: Revisions were made, but update still ruined this game. Tiles with letters are still too far apart. Game that was once streamlined and slick was transformed into gimmicky and cheap.
Don’t like the new version.
by donnie's girl on 2019/06/14 06:46
I’ve been playing this game for years now, my whole family has actually. This new version has taken every bit of the challenge out of the daily puzzles. What used to take me up to an hour to solve now only take a few minutes. I don’t mind the new design, though I really miss the “clear” button, but the puzzles are way too easy.
Too Costly!
by JAL0055 on 2019/06/13 00:11
$30.00 a month is steep for a puzzle game.
Could improve
by uhhrrddjgf on 2019/06/12 10:50
It was much better and more difficult before the new interface was implemented
Very little provided
by mtr2468 on 2019/06/11 05:12
You get a very easy pack of 25 puzzles included and have to pay to do any additional. There is a free daily puzzle- and that’s it.
New Design and Bad Puzzles
by Roooooby on 2019/06/11 02:37
Played this game for years. New design is unreadable and ugly. Ads are out of control. Puzzles lately have been insultingly easy. Don’t enjoy this app at all anymore.
Don’t update this if you can help it
by Jrn167 on 2019/06/10 23:21
I used to love this game but as others have noted, the puzzles have gotten ridiculously easy. Also I dislike the new format, it’s too bright. And finally, what’s with the long ads? I get that you pay a price for not paying, but it now takes longer for the ad to complete than to complete the puzzle. Boy I wish I had read the reviews before updating.
Seven little words
by tech girl 2018 on 2019/06/10 18:59
I love this game, because it’s always entertaining. The puzzles are great, and brain stimulating.
Not fun
by islandg7 on 2019/06/10 00:24
Game was sophisticated and challenging and now it seems like just trivial pursuit celebrity edition. Bring back original please!
Love 7 Little Words, But....
by xxxxplorer1 on 2019/06/09 20:07
I couldn’t find the reset button so some else can play. Please bring back the reset/unscramble button.
From 5 to 3
by gutzwcvbttg on 2019/06/09 12:53
This used to be great. I really don't like the redesign.
Adds
by carylj on 2019/06/09 11:54
Adds are a nuisance but am not paying to get rid of them. There are plenty of other games to choose from if it gets too annoying.
Great game
by sturg1221 on 2019/06/08 23:13
Love this game. I just wish I could keep my IPad horizontal when playing.
Dumbed down puzzles
by Lemmerot on 2019/06/08 05:59
Puzzles have definitely gotten easier since the recent hated update. It used to take me some real thought and time to get thru the daily puzzles. Since the upgrade, I haven’t been stumped once and fly through a puzzle in seconds. What happened?!
Warning
by David Lumpkin on 2019/06/08 04:05
Blue Ox issued a statement through another game saying they wanted to collect not only game data but other personal data from your device. I answered no, but this is a totally unacceptable practice for any company. I deleted all Blue Ox games tonight.
New formal is excellent!!
by Queentrauma on 2019/06/07 03:43
This is so improved! Love it!
Easier?
by Mama JKB on 2019/06/06 16:32
I love to work these puzzles on my lunch break. I’ve noticed since that last major update that daily puzzles have gotten significantly easier! This is disappointing to me, as I liked the challenge. I’ve also noticed that the ads now seem run significantly longer in length of time than they used to.
Do not like new look and play
by JtotheD on 2019/06/06 04:36
The older version was plain but that was the charming part about it. It was easy to look at instead of a bright white background and the smiley face wasn’t a creepy emoji like it is now. On top of it being hard to read, instead of submitting your right words, it automatically submits them for you. I’m not a fan as it kind of throw me off when the word suddenly disappears and the the game dings. Please make the game simple again, and get rid of all this new stuff with the pictures and emojis. Bring back the old version.
New version is so bad
by s111111g on 2019/06/06 03:57
I love this game. It’s my favorite game. The old version was simple and a joy to play. It was minimalist in the best way. The new update is so ugly that playing has lost all its charm. PLEASE offer a classic mode and I will rate this game 5 stars. Thank you for making such a cool game.
Terrible changes
by GeeWhiskers on 2019/06/05 13:03
I tried giving the new changes a chance, but I still find it a chore to play with the new format. The colors and grid format make it more difficult to find the words. I’ve resorted to playing 7 Little Words Express. Just wish all the puzzle packs I purchased were available there.
Bring back the classic look!
by AppSeeker11 on 2019/06/05 03:48
I like to do a few puzzles in the evening, and the simple beige background was perfect, as I try to avoid blue light at night. The new version has a harsh night mode or one in blue. Neither is great for nighttime. Very disappointing as I can no longer enjoy solving puzzles at the end of the day.
Why change something that was so great?
by PillsburyDo on 2019/06/04 22:40
This new redesign is absolutely annoying and awful. I love the simplistic look to the app beforehand and now, it looks like a puzzle app for kids. It just feels so clunky and the “fun” pictures that you’ve added? Tacky. I don’t need a picture of the theme I’m solving.
App update
by ninaaaaaa on 2019/06/04 21:52
Why would you change the structural integrity of this app?? It went from a simple app with easy functionality to something with unnecessary imagery, unintuitive functionality and it’s just plain ugly. The is THE only app on my phone and I am considering deleting.
Not crazy about the new design but still a lot of fun
by LBinATL on 2019/06/04 15:52
Love this game.
Words are fun
by Ms.Caroline on 2019/06/04 05:40
A great game for people who love words and exercising their brain with word games!
Played for years
by PixelWing on 2019/06/04 05:09
This game has always given my brain a workout that is relaxing and rewarding. Looks like it just got a UI update. Very nice.
Great game
by girnsrule on 2019/06/03 19:32
Can’t put it down.
Better!
by Dried bones on 2019/06/03 16:51
Thanks for listening to us and fixing the app. After my latest update I found you made changes that so many were asking for! It runs much faster and is easier to read. Clues are crossed off as they are solved. I love the game again!
Fun
by bmelliott on 2019/06/03 12:01
Great for keeping my mind active!!!!
Hate the new version of this game
by gjze on 2019/06/03 05:00
The older version of this game was a daily delight, but I am deleting this new version because it drives me crazy. I hate the font, the crazy words, the loooong ads, and the ease of getting clues. What used to be fun is now a chore.
Love the new upgrade
by Islandgali on 2019/06/03 02:24
Enjoy solving the daily puzzles. Wakes my brain up every morning along with a cup of coffee! Having trouble opening it today. Anyone else experiencing this problem?
Challenging
by Motownmary on 2019/06/03 01:14
Good for sharpening the mind. Causes more Thought than you think-also letters are separated in a clever way so puzzles are Challenging st times.
Updates, still not right
by 8nt2good4me on 2019/06/02 18:30
Still hard to read- get rid if the colors and use black letters on white ground. Listen to your customers and do some research. You will find that for readability and what everyone is trying to tell you, there was no need for these updates since they did not improve or enhance the game. The simple block grid was best. Please go back- way back!
New Format
by dancnminx on 2019/06/02 12:03
Thanks for making the grid format change but please let me still choose which word for a needed clue...you are not the boss of me! Also it is still very slow and the multiple clicking to remove the wrong clues makes playing even slower.
Ruined It
by Acwiz56 on 2019/06/02 09:57
I have play this game daily for years. However this current update is difficult to see. I am no longer playing, and I am very disappointed. Prior to this update I would’ve given the game five stars.
7 Little Words
by Miss Lainie on 2019/06/02 01:54
I really enjoy the 7 Little Words and the challenging puzzles. I have to spend time trying to get the words!
7 little words
by lancgal on 2019/06/01 20:55
Mind stretching
Updates
by Karen8264 on 2019/06/01 18:03
Love the new updates that have been made! Have always enjoyed this game but love it even more now!
Old version please
by Beaut51 on 2019/06/01 17:54
I do not like the upgrade to this game. I loved the format and functions of the last version. I like seeing the letter combos closer together that what they go now. I don’t care for the white at all. The darkness of the night mode is usually what most seek if they choose that option, in my opinion. Please tell me if there’s any way I can reverse this update.
Incredibly fun!
by blueguywayne on 2019/06/01 07:01
Challenging
Hate the new update!
by allie_1515 on 2019/06/01 05:25
My mom and I both have been avid “7 Little Word” fans. We love the game and play it every day for the daily puzzles! We’ve even bought packs to keep playing. However, both of us are ready to delete the app because of the recent update. It is hard to read with the blue and white background. The app is so much harder to navigate and the words go slow when typing. We are both SO disappointed because it was our favorite game :(
Bring Back the Classic!
by HateTheNewDesign on 2019/06/01 01:53
Absolutely HATE the redesign of this game. Why do developers always feel the need to mess with what works well? Hate the font. Why can I no longer change the font of the clues by clicking on them? Hate that the tiles don’t disappear when you solve a clue. Hate that when I guess a clue wrong I have to click multiple times to get rid of each tile. Hate that I cannot reset the puzzle to play again later. There is absolutely nothing about this design that is better than the original design. Please bring back the classic
Don’t like the new version at all I hate it!!!
by 54jnj on 2019/05/31 23:43
I don’t like this new version I don’t like the sound the colors the help it gives you why did you change something that was great??? I liked entering my guess myself and not have it float to the answer The old one was perfect I don’t recommend this game at all the old version colors sound was perfect.i agree bring back the old I’m deleting this app I too have done this for 6 years it was great hate the upgrade is this a job security thing? Or what???? I’m done!!!!!
New changes are a bad thing
by noname3578532 on 2019/05/31 20:41
I loved this game... until they changed the way it plays
Seven little words
by antialc on 2019/05/31 17:48
I have been playing this game for at least 2 years and I love it. I am in full agreement with mellimar re the new iteration. I find this new layout very cumbersome, slow, and less fun to use. Please change it, either back or to something easier and more fun. That will get your 5th star back and satisfy a lot of your subscribers. Thanks!
New Version is Awful
by jbspears on 2019/05/31 16:49
I’d give it a 5 star review if it didn’t change. Love the game, the updated version is horrific.
No longer a great game
by Grayfarm on 2019/05/31 15:50
I use to love this game. It was fun and it didn’t take a lot of time. They also use to offer free packs for those who played religiously. Of course there were paid packs too... you could also go back in the past month to finish games you started but didn’t finish. Now you can’t. You want to finish a previously started game? You pay. You want a pack? You pay. You use to choose colors to decorate your screen. Now nothing. Sorry it’s going down hill fast.
New is not better
by me too #1 on 2019/05/30 13:05
Preferred the old format. This is not as 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.
New Dog & Pony Show lay out
by 1+1=60 on 2019/05/29 09:11
I absolutely hate the new dog and pony show GI. Looks like all the other bling bling games out there. The layout use to have a unique design... Now looks like crap.
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???
Needs help
by Coskip on 2019/05/28 15:23
My wife and I each play this game daily. In the old version she would play then when I went in, the game would reset. Now no reset. Pretty tiny words for an old man’s eyes.
Upgrade has degraded quality
by elizap1948 on 2019/05/28 15:10
I have been doing this daily puzzle for years. However, after the new look update I am very disappointed. It is as though non English persons are writing the clues and answers. Sometimes the words are changed in a manner that does not seam real.
7 Little Words
by Need new bank on 2019/05/28 14:56
I love the upgrade but I miss being able to do the next day puzzles after 8:00 pm the night before
Used to love it but the ADS!
by DRCinDC on 2019/05/28 10:31
I used to play this game all the time but over the years my enjoyment has decreased as the ads have become more aggressive. I really like the current interface but those horribly intrusive ads make it so not worth it.
Challenging and fun
by jerry1qa on 2019/05/28 06:35
I’ve had this app for years and it never disappoints. I wish there were more free puzzles, but it’s still great.
Horrible update
by kiwicharles on 2019/05/28 06:28
Video ads, no ability to choose what I want a hint on, hard to see, to cute, slow to remove tiles. No longer user friendly at all. Loved this game but now about to be deleted. Do yourself a favor and skip this word game.
Change in display
by nicolynne66 on 2019/05/28 04:04
I am guessing other like the updates The color and lack of lines is annoying. No options in settings either. I will miss playing this game. My husband agrees. Was fun while it lasted.
yellow or red background hurts eyes
by Tpkyt on 2019/05/28 03:14
Update: THANK YOU for listening! I can read it now very well! Love the colour scheme as it works for high functioning autistics and me! Thanks! About below OLD review. They fixed this issue in a way that works. Gaming apps might not be able to do the theme choser when its games. The Old Review now: whoever thought that all people have no issues reading this text color on that background does NOT know disability issues! Red blurs the letters for me and yellow should be an option instead of a requirement! Yellow blinds me but some people need high contrast. We NEED to be able to choose our text color and background color for ADA and Web accommodation standards! People with bonefide learning disability issues unite! Thanks!
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!!
Love this game. Please make the smiley face a hyperlink again!
by wootiegirl on 2019/05/27 18:11
The newest update takes some getting used to. The letter combos are a little more difficult to track in the new version. The auto submit to denote a correct word is awesome! Things to fix: Hints are random. Would like them to be targeted to the clue of my choice The cancel “X” only backspaces a single grouping of letters. Please program an option to cancel the entire word Still needs some tweaks
Bring back old format
by The Version Stinks on 2019/05/27 16:13
I’m sorry but I hate the new version. And no free hints what’s up with that. New and improved is awful and lacking. I am so sorry I updated my app.
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.
Horrible redesign
by EE80S on 2019/05/27 11:29
Why overhaul and ruin the simple elegance of this unique game?? The colors, the font, the tile shapes, the sluggishness, the automatic fills, the Sunday theme reveal, the lack of options, even the new smiley face logo are awful! It feels like a slow kid’s game! I tried the new version for awhile. I even tried the express version. Please bring back the options, speed, and look of the original. I have very sadly deleted this app.
Different levels for everyone in the family
by sunnydayginger on 2019/05/27 11:18
Fun! Great for the vocabulary! A unique game which helps keep the mind sharp.
7 Little Words
by 1850987653 on 2019/05/27 01:19
Do not like new format at all.
Awful!
by mkk1950 on 2019/05/26 13:01
The beauty and simplicity of this game is gone. It certainly didn’t need a makeover....it was perfect the way it was!
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.
Agree with poor update
by jujubellama on 2019/05/26 08:53
I read others’ reviews before writing this — wanted to see how my experience compared with others’. I also dislike the update. It now looks like a kindergarten game, too cutesy, and is less fun to use. I also miss the “new” daily game arriving at 8 pm the night before. And I don’t like the Sunday “theme” being revealed before the game is solved. Part of the fun in the previous version was seeing if I could figure out the theme. Why did you change that?? Please reply!!
👍 update
by DLAgB on 2019/05/26 00:43
Latest update makes it more user friendly and keeps me on my toes!
Love the game, absolutely hate the changes
by Aandaa on 2019/05/26 00:27
Upgrading to better graphics and UI isnt always a good thing.
the redesign is terrible
by TheOriginalSpike on 2019/05/25 16:51
this app went from being fantastic to play every day, it expanded my vocabulary, and helped with crosswords. now, it’s like you sent it through a preschool to be redesigned. it’s harder to navigate, the delay in selecting parts of a word make it harder to actually put words in, and leaving ALL of the boxes up once you use those sections makes it harder to see the parts. it used to be so simple and this “update” makes it terrible.
New design
by CharliPuttentane on 2019/05/24 15:19
I hate to do a bad review on a game I have loved (5star before) and played daily for years before this new design. I have to review with this absolutely HORRIBLE redesign... The screen is extremely hard to even read or just look at. Dont like the way it works either asbit is more “work” to play now. I played it two days in a row and finally just deleted the whole app off my I-phone. At least i could play the wonderful older version on my kindle but today got a message that even there it was “coming” so guess will have to delete it there too. How sad! Really difficult to play now.
Awful Update
by Tonny on 2019/05/24 14:29
This latest update changed just about every aspect of the game. It seems to be a huge step backwards. The “tile” layout, setting options, automatically solving rather than guess button have ruined this game.
Redesign concern
by KAS802 on 2019/05/24 12:32
The game was previously my moms and my favorite. Can you offer an option to the prior version? My mom has the all access pass but now has no desire to play.
Hate the redesign.
by Izitnu on 2019/05/24 03:29
I have had this game for many years and like to play it in bed before I fall asleep. The new redesign looks okay but it feels slower/sluggish. It automatically enters words which is okay. Overall it’s just an annoying upgrade with no option to go back to the old design.
Hate the upgrade
by cph17 on 2019/05/23 03:45
As so many have already said, the upgrade is terrible. Your main response to these reviews is that you are working on an update to help with readability. That is not the only thing we all hate. One of the other main complaints is how slow the game moves now. Please return the game to its pre-upgrade glory!
Liked old version
by Spring213 on 2019/05/23 00:47
I like the game but took away 1 star bc i hate the update. Its distracting and seems slower to play. Also we used to be able to access the puzzles after 8 pm. That no longer seems to be the case. Personally, i just preferred the game before the updates.
Revert
by line dsncer on 2019/05/22 23:54
I wish you would revert back to the old style. I love the concept of 7 Little Words, but liked the old version much better
Better before update changed everything
by KingBabyRB on 2019/05/22 17:09
Used to be better before update changed it. No longer can enter words you have to wait a few seconds and it accepts the word if correct.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!!!
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. 😕
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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???
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!
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!!!:)
Sometimes, new is not better.
by LeighHaydn on 2019/05/08 14:12
I’ve been playing this app for probably most of the eight years that it’s been available. This new update, with the green blocks and black letters, are not easy to see and read on my iPad or iPhone. I prefer the old, previous version, which fortunately is still available. Please do not get rid of it as it is easier to see, read, and put the letters together. I will not be using this new version.
Same as other reviewers
by capnjack8 on 2019/05/14 08:01
The old UI was working perfectly well. We loved the old game (5 stars!) The new update is harder to read (we had to go to high contrast mode just to get rid of all of the noisy UI to be able to tolerate the new interface) and the animation slows down our game play and without the guess button, there is no way to clear a bad set of characters with one click. Please bring the old version back, we’re willing to pay for it, and based on the number of other bad reviews on the same topic, I’d say this is pretty clear that the UI designer for the new version didn’t gather much user feedback and do testing and should find a new job.
Fun While Exercising Brain
by sekimd on 2019/01/09 01:36
I enjoy word games and like this game because it’s easy to figure out and fun to play while your passing time...like on a plane or in a waiting room somewhere. But you do have to think outside the box on some of the words, just like with crossword puzzles. There are many, many games and some are easier than others. All in all a good “go to game” when you need something to do to relax or keep from getting bored.
Disappointment
by Marmaduke12 on 2018/11/29 05:51
I love doing this puzzle in bed on my iPad or iPhone to wind down to sleep. But now there are ads with sound so I can no longer play this on my iPhone since my husband sleeps beside me. Turning off the sound completely on my phone is not an option since I will forget to turn it back on, and my mother’s nursing home calls me when there is a problem. So I am very disappointed, though I love the game. Just as it is!
New look
by 2021 retired on 2019/05/15 03:51
I do not like the new look and can’t enlarge the font like was available with the former version. I am having problems purchasing new puzzles. It tells me “can’t purchase item - in app purchases have been restricted by the owner of this device” and I can’t find out what I need to do. Very frustrating. On a good note, I do like the new option to remove one letter section at a time instead of all the letter sections at one time.
Bring back the old layout!
by sammac16 on 2019/05/10 03:45
I’ve loved this game for quite some now but I felt compelled to write a review after seeing the new fancy updated layout. Honestly there was something I found incredibly charming about the simplicity of this app’s original layout. The new layout looks pretty but it’s totally lost its charm. Trying to read black letters inside dark blue boxes is difficult, and the layout feels chaotic and less like a relaxed word game. This longtime fan would love to see the old layout come back!
Not a good upgrade
by JerseyMets on 2019/05/10 13:20
I love 7LW, but not the upgrade. Contrast has been sacrificed for color. Plus there are two additional problems: I used to be able to do the next day’s puzzle at 8pm the night before and now I can’t; and after finishing the regular puzzle there is an ad before the bonus puzzle that cannot be deleted unless I put the puzzle aside for an hour or so, or turn off my phone completely.
Frustrated
by Tebece on 2019/05/13 01:51
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.
Hate the new update
by Minakur on 2019/05/16 05:46
This was one of my favorite games to play at night because of the night most the used only black and green. I wake up often and I could easily play a level of this game and then fall right back asleep without any blue light desensitizing my eyes. The night mode in the newest update contains white light which is completely jarring and unpleasant at night. The new update also contains an unsettling smiley face and completely new set up which are completely unnecessary. I’ve been an avid fan of this game for almost 7 years but will not be using anymore. Very disappointed.
Not all changes are for the better
by Annoyed at nicknames on 2019/05/12 11:34
This has been one of my favorite travel games for many years. The recent update wouldn’t be so bad if the ads were pop up, but no, they are 30 second video ads. I get everyone needs to make a buck, but honestly these kind of ads make me purposely not want to purchase. A pop up ad or a very short 5 second ad doesn’t ignite my annoyed hindbrain into rebellion. When will you all learn that we have been so inundated with ad imagery that it has become static like an old school TV?
Horrid Upgrade
by PVBarbara on 2019/05/07 15:54
Just got the upgrade of this app. Horrible! It used to be very bland, but highly functional. Now they've gone all crazy with a color palette that is far less universal, doesn't happen to be to my taste. More importantly, they have used low contrast Color schemes like black on blue, and white on yellow, that provide little contrast between text and background! It's another case where designers went nuts at the expense of usability. Oh well. Used to be boring to look at, but it was simple, and all about the clothes and the answers. Now it's like they've put on way too much make up and a horrible costume that you just don't want to look at.
Almost but not quite
by Verbophile on 2019/05/18 15:19
I know you’re still tweaking this new version, and overall it’s an improvement, but you need to do away with the permanent grid lines that separate the groups of letters. As you solve more and more clues, the grid lines become more and more glaring. So it becomes more and more difficult to focus on the letters, which is antithetical to the spirit of the game. The old way — where the groups of letters were in their own blocks — was elegant and easy on the eyes. Please please please get rid of those grid lines!
Frustrated
by Rainburd on 2017/12/15 19:15
I've played this game for years and love it, but suddenly had trouble with it loading. Then I noticed there was an update. I clicked on the update but still couldn't get it to load. I deleted it and reinstalled it, then it didn't show my purchases, including the unlimited hints that I paid to get. Now I even have to try several times before it'll even load. Betty
Don’t like the new version at all I hate it!!!
by 54jnj on 2019/05/31 23:43
I don’t like this new version I don’t like the sound the colors the help it gives you why did you change something that was great??? I liked entering my guess myself and not have it float to the answer The old one was perfect I don’t recommend this game at all the old version colors sound was perfect.i agree bring back the old I’m deleting this app I too have done this for 6 years it was great hate the upgrade is this a job security thing? Or what???? I’m done!!!!!
Do not like new look and play
by JtotheD on 2019/06/06 04:36
The older version was plain but that was the charming part about it. It was easy to look at instead of a bright white background and the smiley face wasn’t a creepy emoji like it is now. On top of it being hard to read, instead of submitting your right words, it automatically submits them for you. I’m not a fan as it kind of throw me off when the word suddenly disappears and the the game dings. Please make the game simple again, and get rid of all this new stuff with the pictures and emojis. Bring back the old version.
Family Game
by Head witch on 2018/07/26 16:28
I’ve enjoyed playing this game since I acquired my first phone. I play both the daily puzzle and the bonus every day. I play the puzzle packs to relieve stress. I keep some very easy puzzle packs for grandchildren who beg for a turn to try the game. My favorites are those games where the definition or description is the lesser known match for the word providing a more interesting challenge.
yellow or red background hurts eyes
by Tpkyt on 2019/05/28 03:14
Update: THANK YOU for listening! I can read it now very well! Love the colour scheme as it works for high functioning autistics and me! Thanks! About below OLD review. They fixed this issue in a way that works. Gaming apps might not be able to do the theme choser when its games. The Old Review now: whoever thought that all people have no issues reading this text color on that background does NOT know disability issues! Red blurs the letters for me and yellow should be an option instead of a requirement! Yellow blinds me but some people need high contrast. We NEED to be able to choose our text color and background color for ADA and Web accommodation standards! People with bonefide learning disability issues unite! Thanks!
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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.
HERE'S HOW TO REVERT TO OLD VERSION! New version is unusable AD-WARE! DON'T BUY OR UPGRADE!
by AstroPaul on 2019/06/17 13:22
FOUND A WAY TO DOWNGRADE TO THE OLD VERSION! 1. Delete the new version from your iPad. 2. Search your Mobile Applications folder or a back up for the previous decent version. 7 Little Words 4.5.2.ipa 3. Make a copy and put it on your desktop. 4. Plug in your i-device into your Mac. 5. Use an app such as iMazing, select Copy to Device. 6. Select 7 Little Words 4.5.2 and copy it to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. 7. Voila! Old version back on your device! 8. Select Menu from within the app and Restore Purchases to bring back your puzzle packs. 9. Enjoy the classic, beloved version and ignore any App Store prompts to upgrade. —————— I used to play this every evening. Sadly, thanks to this terrible update, I no longer play it at all. It's unusable. Developer responded anew indicating they're working on the readability issues — but it's the new interface that's also the problem. Plus, weeks later, and there's been no improvement! It's still too hard on the eyes, too bright, too glaring, and has too much flickering. —> They need to restore the old simple, player-centered interface and discard the huckster-promotional one! Bring back the classic version or provide an option for it within the new app. <— BEWARE: THE APP USES FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE TO TRACK YOU AND FOR ADVERTISING! They acknowledged this, but it's unacceptable. Users did NOT agree to being tracked or having their personal data mined by two of the worst companies on the Internet. The developer says he would stop “abuse”, but how will he ever know?! There have been multiple investigations and more keeps coming out about Facebook's privacy abuses. Better to jettison Facebook and Google entirely. See what follows for details about the different problems... ——— Long time fan, but the new version is unusable. A big issue is that it is little more than adware, with promotions to buy more puzzles. It's colorful, but one can no longer see most of their puzzle packs at a glance. Instead, the bulk of the screen is filled with sets of puzzle packs to buy and their prices. I didn't buy the app to be barraged by a full onslaught of puzzle pack promos! I bought it to play a word game. Yet, there‘s an even bigger issue. When one goes inside a puzzle pack, each numbered puzzle has a drop shadow on it. That creates a visually distracting Moire pattern that is hard to read. It happens within a game, too. It's a visual mess and undermines playability greatly. It is also potentially dangerous for those with neurological - seizure conditions. That needs to be changed for health and safety reasons, as well as aesthetic ones! ——> Please give us an option to return to the old layout and design. That would be fair to your long-time customers and supporters. <—— In the meantime, current owners: DON'T UPGRADE YOUR APP! For prospective buyers, DON'T BUY IT until they fix the app. ——— PRIOR REVIEW First, the good stuff. Simple, but engaging! A brilliant design for a quick and easy, yet often challenging, word puzzle game. It's worth buying a few extra puzzles just to support the app developer's creativity! To the person who said they wanted to pay just one time. While I'm sympathetic, he or she should just buy the 4 or 5 available games and consider it hours of enjoyment for only $4 or $5. Much less than going out to the movies! You could even make your own popcorn! To the person who complained about knocking off the puzzles in one day-- well, exercise some self-restraint, pace yourself, delay that instant gratification, spread the games out, savor the moments, and enjoy life more! MAJOR USABILITY ISSUE Finally, though, while the game WAS great on an iPad, the text is far too small on an iPhone! The names of the puzzles and number in each pack are tiny; even after choosing Large Print and Darker Text for Clues, the clues and letters on the tiles remain too small — unless one holds the phone up to their eyeballs! Which isn’t good for vision or brain health! Please fix that and give us a font resizing option that works for reading at arm’s length or, at least, elbow’s length! PROBLEMS WITH SUBSCRIPTIONS AND IN-APP PACK PURCHASING Many of us are put off by subscription models, so it is good to see there are still puzzle pack offerings — however, they are a confusing morass! There are dozens of confusing options! Calling them “Free Bonus Collections” when you have to BUY 5, 9, or more puzzle PACKS is misleading. And, that’s a lot of money to spend to get the bonus! Plus, any purchase is a blind one! Is it a *good* collection or pack?! Who knows?! DECEPTIVE LABELING One finds a “New! All Access Pass” button with the *deceptive* description “10,000+ Puzzles and more for as low as $1.99”. No, it is NOT available for $1.99; it is $1.99 per *week*! You need to change the wording there! There’s also an error in your iTunes description of subscriptions — you mention weekly but in the parenthesis state something contradictory: “weekly ($1.99 per month)” 😎 So, what is the rate?! PACK CONFUSION Then, there is the problem of the rotating kiosk of puzzle pack bundles! It was showing Canyons for $4.99 below my list of puzzles, then suddenly switched to Skyscrapers for $9.99! Now, it’s Polka Dots for $4.99! The rotation is a distraction — where did the one I wanted go? How do I find it? Which Super Value pack(s)/collections are the better ones? Which have the most errors or misleading clues? Who knows?! Are those 250 puzzle items, a single pack or a collection of 5 packs?! If one buys one of them with 250 puzzles, does that qualify as 5 packs and gets the buyer the Free Bonus?! Or, is it just a single pack? That's not explained. Confusion reigns! CONCLUSION You have such a wonderful game and app that it’s a shame to see it drowning in such clutter and misleading, greedy, nickle-and-dime schemes! Simplify things!
The older version was better
by hartzdee on 2019/06/17 10:38
I loved the original version. Not a fan of the new look and feel. Even the sounds aren’t great. The words seems a lot easier and this game isn’t that challenging any longer :/
Old look & features better
by Boxerbrat on 2019/06/17 06:39
The new overall look is cartoonish and distracting. The two color options are hard on the eyes. It previously had a neutral, "grown up" look, layout, and color scheme with genuinely challenging puzzles and more hint options. The puzzles are too simplistic now, more like something I had back in elementary school. The whole experience is 180 degrees from where it was before. Is there a way to revert to an older version or do your oldest fans just reminisce about the good old days before someone tried to fix what wasn't broken? Since I previously purchased hints, I may keep the app for my cat to play, but I doubt she will need to use them.
Sometimes challenging
by Solwaste on 2019/06/17 05:47
Harder than you might think. But that’s what makes it fun.
Update spoiled things
by FlopsyGoose on 2019/06/17 00:20
Half the joy of the Sunday puzzle was using the clues to work out the theme of the puzzle. Now the puzzle's theme is at the top of the screen, thus spoiling the joy of discovering it. In general, daily puzzles seem easier and less challenging. The new design is a little too fussy. Like many people, I'm all for improvement, but the most recent updates haven't made this game better, just more bland.
Miss the old version
by aloverey on 2019/06/16 19:13
They celebrated an anniversary with an updated version and I personally hate it. I miss the old version and lay out. The new “night mode” is still bright and blinding. It’s a bummer as this use to be one of my favorite games
Redesign
by Just tryingtowriteamessage on 2019/06/16 19:01
I absolutely HATE this new design layout enough to delete the app!
Great game
by back1953 on 2019/06/16 17:25
I work it every day!
Great Puzzle Game!
by niaep on 2019/06/16 16:49
This game is a great way to pick your brain. It is the only game I have on my phone, so it is a good pass time while waiting in any waiting room.
Former language teacher
by Mrs. AFR on 2019/06/16 14:12
Great for all ages. Good for vocabulary , spelling, problem solving techniques, etc.
Too easy
by 2Peg on 2019/06/15 22:43
With your recent upgrade, the game is too easy, not enough challenge. The game was the perfect level of challenge for me before. Maybe you could have levels of difficulty that players could choose. It’s a fun game otherwise.
Review of 7little words
by Hankie Tankie on 2019/06/15 19:29
I preferred the first format of the game
Much better after changing your new look
by grjgjhjj on 2019/06/15 19:08
After a few weeks I checked back and it was improved. Changes made are much better. Thanks.
not challenging
by Danielle Badinghaus on 2019/06/15 13:04
i used to look forward to solving new and challenging words in the daily puzzles. i would not define the recent dailies as puzzles. "what a camera takes" -photographs. "pharmacy" -drugstore. what happened? please please please 🙏🏼 fix this.
Fun Little Game
by StiltsMcStilty on 2019/06/15 06:27
This is a great little game. Anytime you have ~10 mins to spare, the daily puzzles will fill that time with a minor but satisfying brain teaser.
Used to adore this app...
by Luckeeh on 2019/06/15 02:53
But the newest update is absolutely atrocious. The classic look of the old app was warm and inviting. The new layout is modernized and hard to look at. This was my go-to word game for long flights and due to the new layout and auto-submit feature on the words I’ll be moving on to (hopefully) better apps. It’s a shame that I’m abandoning a slew of paid for puzzle packs, however, my eyes cannot take the white/black or black/white options for even one brief puzzle.
Easy Word Choices
by clairecrussell on 2019/06/15 00:35
I liked doing this game daily to learn new words. Unfortunately recent words have been “silvered, beaches, photographs”. I don’t know what happened to this app but it seems it’s taken a turn for the worse. I won’t continue to utilize the app if the daily challenges don’t go back to being challenges.
Interesting & Fun!
by Sundevil66 on 2019/06/14 19:47
A bit easy but fun!
New Update Awful!
by Michtrixie on 2019/06/14 15:34
I used to love this game but with the new update, not so much. When I first saw the new update, I wondered why it looked like a game for children when I know a lot of adults play. Hate the new Hint button that doesn’t allow me to choose the word I want a hint for. And it’s also hard to see which words are left to solve. I could go on and on but I think I’ll just go play some other game that’s not so annoying. Please fix! UPDATE 6/14/19: Lowered rating to 1 Star! Still waiting for Blue Ox to change this game back to the challenging game it was before. Please let me choose the word I want hints for and highlight the unsolved words. PLEASE FIX!!!
Update ruined this game
by PodWalker50 on 2019/06/14 11:55
I’ve played and enjoyed this game for years. The update is absolutely horrible. Now, you cannot tell at a glance which clues have been solved because there’s no color/hue change like the old version. It went from being an intelligent, fun game to obnoxious and gimmicky. What a disappointment. 👎 Update: Revisions were made, but update still ruined this game. Tiles with letters are still too far apart. Game that was once streamlined and slick was transformed into gimmicky and cheap.
Don’t like the new version.
by donnie's girl on 2019/06/14 06:46
I’ve been playing this game for years now, my whole family has actually. This new version has taken every bit of the challenge out of the daily puzzles. What used to take me up to an hour to solve now only take a few minutes. I don’t mind the new design, though I really miss the “clear” button, but the puzzles are way too easy.
Too Costly!
by JAL0055 on 2019/06/13 00:11
$30.00 a month is steep for a puzzle game.
Could improve
by uhhrrddjgf on 2019/06/12 10:50
It was much better and more difficult before the new interface was implemented
Very little provided
by mtr2468 on 2019/06/11 05:12
You get a very easy pack of 25 puzzles included and have to pay to do any additional. There is a free daily puzzle- and that’s it.
New Design and Bad Puzzles
by Roooooby on 2019/06/11 02:37
Played this game for years. New design is unreadable and ugly. Ads are out of control. Puzzles lately have been insultingly easy. Don’t enjoy this app at all anymore.
Don’t update this if you can help it
by Jrn167 on 2019/06/10 23:21
I used to love this game but as others have noted, the puzzles have gotten ridiculously easy. Also I dislike the new format, it’s too bright. And finally, what’s with the long ads? I get that you pay a price for not paying, but it now takes longer for the ad to complete than to complete the puzzle. Boy I wish I had read the reviews before updating.
Seven little words
by tech girl 2018 on 2019/06/10 18:59
I love this game, because it’s always entertaining. The puzzles are great, and brain stimulating.
Not fun
by islandg7 on 2019/06/10 00:24
Game was sophisticated and challenging and now it seems like just trivial pursuit celebrity edition. Bring back original please!
Love 7 Little Words, But....
by xxxxplorer1 on 2019/06/09 20:07
I couldn’t find the reset button so some else can play. Please bring back the reset/unscramble button.
From 5 to 3
by gutzwcvbttg on 2019/06/09 12:53
This used to be great. I really don't like the redesign.
Adds
by carylj on 2019/06/09 11:54
Adds are a nuisance but am not paying to get rid of them. There are plenty of other games to choose from if it gets too annoying.
Great game
by sturg1221 on 2019/06/08 23:13
Love this game. I just wish I could keep my IPad horizontal when playing.
Dumbed down puzzles
by Lemmerot on 2019/06/08 05:59
Puzzles have definitely gotten easier since the recent hated update. It used to take me some real thought and time to get thru the daily puzzles. Since the upgrade, I haven’t been stumped once and fly through a puzzle in seconds. What happened?!
Warning
by David Lumpkin on 2019/06/08 04:05
Blue Ox issued a statement through another game saying they wanted to collect not only game data but other personal data from your device. I answered no, but this is a totally unacceptable practice for any company. I deleted all Blue Ox games tonight.
New formal is excellent!!
by Queentrauma on 2019/06/07 03:43
This is so improved! Love it!
Easier?
by Mama JKB on 2019/06/06 16:32
I love to work these puzzles on my lunch break. I’ve noticed since that last major update that daily puzzles have gotten significantly easier! This is disappointing to me, as I liked the challenge. I’ve also noticed that the ads now seem run significantly longer in length of time than they used to.
Do not like new look and play
by JtotheD on 2019/06/06 04:36
The older version was plain but that was the charming part about it. It was easy to look at instead of a bright white background and the smiley face wasn’t a creepy emoji like it is now. On top of it being hard to read, instead of submitting your right words, it automatically submits them for you. I’m not a fan as it kind of throw me off when the word suddenly disappears and the the game dings. Please make the game simple again, and get rid of all this new stuff with the pictures and emojis. Bring back the old version.
New version is so bad
by s111111g on 2019/06/06 03:57
I love this game. It’s my favorite game. The old version was simple and a joy to play. It was minimalist in the best way. The new update is so ugly that playing has lost all its charm. PLEASE offer a classic mode and I will rate this game 5 stars. Thank you for making such a cool game.
Terrible changes
by GeeWhiskers on 2019/06/05 13:03
I tried giving the new changes a chance, but I still find it a chore to play with the new format. The colors and grid format make it more difficult to find the words. I’ve resorted to playing 7 Little Words Express. Just wish all the puzzle packs I purchased were available there.
Bring back the classic look!
by AppSeeker11 on 2019/06/05 03:48
I like to do a few puzzles in the evening, and the simple beige background was perfect, as I try to avoid blue light at night. The new version has a harsh night mode or one in blue. Neither is great for nighttime. Very disappointing as I can no longer enjoy solving puzzles at the end of the day.
Why change something that was so great?
by PillsburyDo on 2019/06/04 22:40
This new redesign is absolutely annoying and awful. I love the simplistic look to the app beforehand and now, it looks like a puzzle app for kids. It just feels so clunky and the “fun” pictures that you’ve added? Tacky. I don’t need a picture of the theme I’m solving.
App update
by ninaaaaaa on 2019/06/04 21:52
Why would you change the structural integrity of this app?? It went from a simple app with easy functionality to something with unnecessary imagery, unintuitive functionality and it’s just plain ugly. The is THE only app on my phone and I am considering deleting.
Not crazy about the new design but still a lot of fun
by LBinATL on 2019/06/04 15:52
Love this game.
Words are fun
by Ms.Caroline on 2019/06/04 05:40
A great game for people who love words and exercising their brain with word games!
Played for years
by PixelWing on 2019/06/04 05:09
This game has always given my brain a workout that is relaxing and rewarding. Looks like it just got a UI update. Very nice.
Great game
by girnsrule on 2019/06/03 19:32
Can’t put it down.
Better!
by Dried bones on 2019/06/03 16:51
Thanks for listening to us and fixing the app. After my latest update I found you made changes that so many were asking for! It runs much faster and is easier to read. Clues are crossed off as they are solved. I love the game again!
Fun
by bmelliott on 2019/06/03 12:01
Great for keeping my mind active!!!!
Hate the new version of this game
by gjze on 2019/06/03 05:00
The older version of this game was a daily delight, but I am deleting this new version because it drives me crazy. I hate the font, the crazy words, the loooong ads, and the ease of getting clues. What used to be fun is now a chore.
Love the new upgrade
by Islandgali on 2019/06/03 02:24
Enjoy solving the daily puzzles. Wakes my brain up every morning along with a cup of coffee! Having trouble opening it today. Anyone else experiencing this problem?
Challenging
by Motownmary on 2019/06/03 01:14
Good for sharpening the mind. Causes more Thought than you think-also letters are separated in a clever way so puzzles are Challenging st times.
Updates, still not right
by 8nt2good4me on 2019/06/02 18:30
Still hard to read- get rid if the colors and use black letters on white ground. Listen to your customers and do some research. You will find that for readability and what everyone is trying to tell you, there was no need for these updates since they did not improve or enhance the game. The simple block grid was best. Please go back- way back!
New Format
by dancnminx on 2019/06/02 12:03
Thanks for making the grid format change but please let me still choose which word for a needed clue...you are not the boss of me! Also it is still very slow and the multiple clicking to remove the wrong clues makes playing even slower.
Ruined It
by Acwiz56 on 2019/06/02 09:57
I have play this game daily for years. However this current update is difficult to see. I am no longer playing, and I am very disappointed. Prior to this update I would’ve given the game five stars.
7 Little Words
by Miss Lainie on 2019/06/02 01:54
I really enjoy the 7 Little Words and the challenging puzzles. I have to spend time trying to get the words!
7 little words
by lancgal on 2019/06/01 20:55
Mind stretching
Updates
by Karen8264 on 2019/06/01 18:03
Love the new updates that have been made! Have always enjoyed this game but love it even more now!
Old version please
by Beaut51 on 2019/06/01 17:54
I do not like the upgrade to this game. I loved the format and functions of the last version. I like seeing the letter combos closer together that what they go now. I don’t care for the white at all. The darkness of the night mode is usually what most seek if they choose that option, in my opinion. Please tell me if there’s any way I can reverse this update.
Incredibly fun!
by blueguywayne on 2019/06/01 07:01
Challenging
Hate the new update!
by allie_1515 on 2019/06/01 05:25
My mom and I both have been avid “7 Little Word” fans. We love the game and play it every day for the daily puzzles! We’ve even bought packs to keep playing. However, both of us are ready to delete the app because of the recent update. It is hard to read with the blue and white background. The app is so much harder to navigate and the words go slow when typing. We are both SO disappointed because it was our favorite game :(
Bring Back the Classic!
by HateTheNewDesign on 2019/06/01 01:53
Absolutely HATE the redesign of this game. Why do developers always feel the need to mess with what works well? Hate the font. Why can I no longer change the font of the clues by clicking on them? Hate that the tiles don’t disappear when you solve a clue. Hate that when I guess a clue wrong I have to click multiple times to get rid of each tile. Hate that I cannot reset the puzzle to play again later. There is absolutely nothing about this design that is better than the original design. Please bring back the classic
Don’t like the new version at all I hate it!!!
by 54jnj on 2019/05/31 23:43
I don’t like this new version I don’t like the sound the colors the help it gives you why did you change something that was great??? I liked entering my guess myself and not have it float to the answer The old one was perfect I don’t recommend this game at all the old version colors sound was perfect.i agree bring back the old I’m deleting this app I too have done this for 6 years it was great hate the upgrade is this a job security thing? Or what???? I’m done!!!!!
New changes are a bad thing
by noname3578532 on 2019/05/31 20:41
I loved this game... until they changed the way it plays
Seven little words
by antialc on 2019/05/31 17:48
I have been playing this game for at least 2 years and I love it. I am in full agreement with mellimar re the new iteration. I find this new layout very cumbersome, slow, and less fun to use. Please change it, either back or to something easier and more fun. That will get your 5th star back and satisfy a lot of your subscribers. Thanks!
New Version is Awful
by jbspears on 2019/05/31 16:49
I’d give it a 5 star review if it didn’t change. Love the game, the updated version is horrific.
No longer a great game
by Grayfarm on 2019/05/31 15:50
I use to love this game. It was fun and it didn’t take a lot of time. They also use to offer free packs for those who played religiously. Of course there were paid packs too... you could also go back in the past month to finish games you started but didn’t finish. Now you can’t. You want to finish a previously started game? You pay. You want a pack? You pay. You use to choose colors to decorate your screen. Now nothing. Sorry it’s going down hill fast.
New is not better
by me too #1 on 2019/05/30 13:05
Preferred the old format. This is not as 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.
New Dog & Pony Show lay out
by 1+1=60 on 2019/05/29 09:11
I absolutely hate the new dog and pony show GI. Looks like all the other bling bling games out there. The layout use to have a unique design... Now looks like crap.
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???
Needs help
by Coskip on 2019/05/28 15:23
My wife and I each play this game daily. In the old version she would play then when I went in, the game would reset. Now no reset. Pretty tiny words for an old man’s eyes.
Upgrade has degraded quality
by elizap1948 on 2019/05/28 15:10
I have been doing this daily puzzle for years. However, after the new look update I am very disappointed. It is as though non English persons are writing the clues and answers. Sometimes the words are changed in a manner that does not seam real.
7 Little Words
by Need new bank on 2019/05/28 14:56
I love the upgrade but I miss being able to do the next day puzzles after 8:00 pm the night before
Used to love it but the ADS!
by DRCinDC on 2019/05/28 10:31
I used to play this game all the time but over the years my enjoyment has decreased as the ads have become more aggressive. I really like the current interface but those horribly intrusive ads make it so not worth it.
Challenging and fun
by jerry1qa on 2019/05/28 06:35
I’ve had this app for years and it never disappoints. I wish there were more free puzzles, but it’s still great.
Horrible update
by kiwicharles on 2019/05/28 06:28
Video ads, no ability to choose what I want a hint on, hard to see, to cute, slow to remove tiles. No longer user friendly at all. Loved this game but now about to be deleted. Do yourself a favor and skip this word game.
Change in display
by nicolynne66 on 2019/05/28 04:04
I am guessing other like the updates The color and lack of lines is annoying. No options in settings either. I will miss playing this game. My husband agrees. Was fun while it lasted.
yellow or red background hurts eyes
by Tpkyt on 2019/05/28 03:14
Update: THANK YOU for listening! I can read it now very well! Love the colour scheme as it works for high functioning autistics and me! Thanks! About below OLD review. They fixed this issue in a way that works. Gaming apps might not be able to do the theme choser when its games. The Old Review now: whoever thought that all people have no issues reading this text color on that background does NOT know disability issues! Red blurs the letters for me and yellow should be an option instead of a requirement! Yellow blinds me but some people need high contrast. We NEED to be able to choose our text color and background color for ADA and Web accommodation standards! People with bonefide learning disability issues unite! Thanks!
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!!
Love this game. Please make the smiley face a hyperlink again!
by wootiegirl on 2019/05/27 18:11
The newest update takes some getting used to. The letter combos are a little more difficult to track in the new version. The auto submit to denote a correct word is awesome! Things to fix: Hints are random. Would like them to be targeted to the clue of my choice The cancel “X” only backspaces a single grouping of letters. Please program an option to cancel the entire word Still needs some tweaks
Bring back old format
by The Version Stinks on 2019/05/27 16:13
I’m sorry but I hate the new version. And no free hints what’s up with that. New and improved is awful and lacking. I am so sorry I updated my app.
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.
Horrible redesign
by EE80S on 2019/05/27 11:29
Why overhaul and ruin the simple elegance of this unique game?? The colors, the font, the tile shapes, the sluggishness, the automatic fills, the Sunday theme reveal, the lack of options, even the new smiley face logo are awful! It feels like a slow kid’s game! I tried the new version for awhile. I even tried the express version. Please bring back the options, speed, and look of the original. I have very sadly deleted this app.
Different levels for everyone in the family
by sunnydayginger on 2019/05/27 11:18
Fun! Great for the vocabulary! A unique game which helps keep the mind sharp.
7 Little Words
by 1850987653 on 2019/05/27 01:19
Do not like new format at all.
Awful!
by mkk1950 on 2019/05/26 13:01
The beauty and simplicity of this game is gone. It certainly didn’t need a makeover....it was perfect the way it was!
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.
Agree with poor update
by jujubellama on 2019/05/26 08:53
I read others’ reviews before writing this — wanted to see how my experience compared with others’. I also dislike the update. It now looks like a kindergarten game, too cutesy, and is less fun to use. I also miss the “new” daily game arriving at 8 pm the night before. And I don’t like the Sunday “theme” being revealed before the game is solved. Part of the fun in the previous version was seeing if I could figure out the theme. Why did you change that?? Please reply!!
👍 update
by DLAgB on 2019/05/26 00:43
Latest update makes it more user friendly and keeps me on my toes!
Love the game, absolutely hate the changes
by Aandaa on 2019/05/26 00:27
Upgrading to better graphics and UI isnt always a good thing.
the redesign is terrible
by TheOriginalSpike on 2019/05/25 16:51
this app went from being fantastic to play every day, it expanded my vocabulary, and helped with crosswords. now, it’s like you sent it through a preschool to be redesigned. it’s harder to navigate, the delay in selecting parts of a word make it harder to actually put words in, and leaving ALL of the boxes up once you use those sections makes it harder to see the parts. it used to be so simple and this “update” makes it terrible.
New design
by CharliPuttentane on 2019/05/24 15:19
I hate to do a bad review on a game I have loved (5star before) and played daily for years before this new design. I have to review with this absolutely HORRIBLE redesign... The screen is extremely hard to even read or just look at. Dont like the way it works either asbit is more “work” to play now. I played it two days in a row and finally just deleted the whole app off my I-phone. At least i could play the wonderful older version on my kindle but today got a message that even there it was “coming” so guess will have to delete it there too. How sad! Really difficult to play now.
Awful Update
by Tonny on 2019/05/24 14:29
This latest update changed just about every aspect of the game. It seems to be a huge step backwards. The “tile” layout, setting options, automatically solving rather than guess button have ruined this game.
Redesign concern
by KAS802 on 2019/05/24 12:32
The game was previously my moms and my favorite. Can you offer an option to the prior version? My mom has the all access pass but now has no desire to play.
Hate the redesign.
by Izitnu on 2019/05/24 03:29
I have had this game for many years and like to play it in bed before I fall asleep. The new redesign looks okay but it feels slower/sluggish. It automatically enters words which is okay. Overall it’s just an annoying upgrade with no option to go back to the old design.
Hate the upgrade
by cph17 on 2019/05/23 03:45
As so many have already said, the upgrade is terrible. Your main response to these reviews is that you are working on an update to help with readability. That is not the only thing we all hate. One of the other main complaints is how slow the game moves now. Please return the game to its pre-upgrade glory!
Liked old version
by Spring213 on 2019/05/23 00:47
I like the game but took away 1 star bc i hate the update. Its distracting and seems slower to play. Also we used to be able to access the puzzles after 8 pm. That no longer seems to be the case. Personally, i just preferred the game before the updates.
Revert
by line dsncer on 2019/05/22 23:54
I wish you would revert back to the old style. I love the concept of 7 Little Words, but liked the old version much better
Better before update changed everything
by KingBabyRB on 2019/05/22 17:09
Used to be better before update changed it. No longer can enter words you have to wait a few seconds and it accepts the word if correct.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!!!
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. 😕
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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???
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!
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!!!:)
Sometimes, new is not better.
by LeighHaydn on 2019/05/08 14:12
I’ve been playing this app for probably most of the eight years that it’s been available. This new update, with the green blocks and black letters, are not easy to see and read on my iPad or iPhone. I prefer the old, previous version, which fortunately is still available. Please do not get rid of it as it is easier to see, read, and put the letters together. I will not be using this new version.
Same as other reviewers
by capnjack8 on 2019/05/14 08:01
The old UI was working perfectly well. We loved the old game (5 stars!) The new update is harder to read (we had to go to high contrast mode just to get rid of all of the noisy UI to be able to tolerate the new interface) and the animation slows down our game play and without the guess button, there is no way to clear a bad set of characters with one click. Please bring the old version back, we’re willing to pay for it, and based on the number of other bad reviews on the same topic, I’d say this is pretty clear that the UI designer for the new version didn’t gather much user feedback and do testing and should find a new job.
Fun While Exercising Brain
by sekimd on 2019/01/09 01:36
I enjoy word games and like this game because it’s easy to figure out and fun to play while your passing time...like on a plane or in a waiting room somewhere. But you do have to think outside the box on some of the words, just like with crossword puzzles. There are many, many games and some are easier than others. All in all a good “go to game” when you need something to do to relax or keep from getting bored.
Disappointment
by Marmaduke12 on 2018/11/29 05:51
I love doing this puzzle in bed on my iPad or iPhone to wind down to sleep. But now there are ads with sound so I can no longer play this on my iPhone since my husband sleeps beside me. Turning off the sound completely on my phone is not an option since I will forget to turn it back on, and my mother’s nursing home calls me when there is a problem. So I am very disappointed, though I love the game. Just as it is!
New look
by 2021 retired on 2019/05/15 03:51
I do not like the new look and can’t enlarge the font like was available with the former version. I am having problems purchasing new puzzles. It tells me “can’t purchase item - in app purchases have been restricted by the owner of this device” and I can’t find out what I need to do. Very frustrating. On a good note, I do like the new option to remove one letter section at a time instead of all the letter sections at one time.
Bring back the old layout!
by sammac16 on 2019/05/10 03:45
I’ve loved this game for quite some now but I felt compelled to write a review after seeing the new fancy updated layout. Honestly there was something I found incredibly charming about the simplicity of this app’s original layout. The new layout looks pretty but it’s totally lost its charm. Trying to read black letters inside dark blue boxes is difficult, and the layout feels chaotic and less like a relaxed word game. This longtime fan would love to see the old layout come back!
Not a good upgrade
by JerseyMets on 2019/05/10 13:20
I love 7LW, but not the upgrade. Contrast has been sacrificed for color. Plus there are two additional problems: I used to be able to do the next day’s puzzle at 8pm the night before and now I can’t; and after finishing the regular puzzle there is an ad before the bonus puzzle that cannot be deleted unless I put the puzzle aside for an hour or so, or turn off my phone completely.
Frustrated
by Tebece on 2019/05/13 01:51
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.
Hate the new update
by Minakur on 2019/05/16 05:46
This was one of my favorite games to play at night because of the night most the used only black and green. I wake up often and I could easily play a level of this game and then fall right back asleep without any blue light desensitizing my eyes. The night mode in the newest update contains white light which is completely jarring and unpleasant at night. The new update also contains an unsettling smiley face and completely new set up which are completely unnecessary. I’ve been an avid fan of this game for almost 7 years but will not be using anymore. Very disappointed.
Not all changes are for the better
by Annoyed at nicknames on 2019/05/12 11:34
This has been one of my favorite travel games for many years. The recent update wouldn’t be so bad if the ads were pop up, but no, they are 30 second video ads. I get everyone needs to make a buck, but honestly these kind of ads make me purposely not want to purchase. A pop up ad or a very short 5 second ad doesn’t ignite my annoyed hindbrain into rebellion. When will you all learn that we have been so inundated with ad imagery that it has become static like an old school TV?
Horrid Upgrade
by PVBarbara on 2019/05/07 15:54
Just got the upgrade of this app. Horrible! It used to be very bland, but highly functional. Now they've gone all crazy with a color palette that is far less universal, doesn't happen to be to my taste. More importantly, they have used low contrast Color schemes like black on blue, and white on yellow, that provide little contrast between text and background! It's another case where designers went nuts at the expense of usability. Oh well. Used to be boring to look at, but it was simple, and all about the clothes and the answers. Now it's like they've put on way too much make up and a horrible costume that you just don't want to look at.
Almost but not quite
by Verbophile on 2019/05/18 15:19
I know you’re still tweaking this new version, and overall it’s an improvement, but you need to do away with the permanent grid lines that separate the groups of letters. As you solve more and more clues, the grid lines become more and more glaring. So it becomes more and more difficult to focus on the letters, which is antithetical to the spirit of the game. The old way — where the groups of letters were in their own blocks — was elegant and easy on the eyes. Please please please get rid of those grid lines!
Frustrated
by Rainburd on 2017/12/15 19:15
I've played this game for years and love it, but suddenly had trouble with it loading. Then I noticed there was an update. I clicked on the update but still couldn't get it to load. I deleted it and reinstalled it, then it didn't show my purchases, including the unlimited hints that I paid to get. Now I even have to try several times before it'll even load. Betty
Don’t like the new version at all I hate it!!!
by 54jnj on 2019/05/31 23:43
I don’t like this new version I don’t like the sound the colors the help it gives you why did you change something that was great??? I liked entering my guess myself and not have it float to the answer The old one was perfect I don’t recommend this game at all the old version colors sound was perfect.i agree bring back the old I’m deleting this app I too have done this for 6 years it was great hate the upgrade is this a job security thing? Or what???? I’m done!!!!!
Do not like new look and play
by JtotheD on 2019/06/06 04:36
The older version was plain but that was the charming part about it. It was easy to look at instead of a bright white background and the smiley face wasn’t a creepy emoji like it is now. On top of it being hard to read, instead of submitting your right words, it automatically submits them for you. I’m not a fan as it kind of throw me off when the word suddenly disappears and the the game dings. Please make the game simple again, and get rid of all this new stuff with the pictures and emojis. Bring back the old version.
Family Game
by Head witch on 2018/07/26 16:28
I’ve enjoyed playing this game since I acquired my first phone. I play both the daily puzzle and the bonus every day. I play the puzzle packs to relieve stress. I keep some very easy puzzle packs for grandchildren who beg for a turn to try the game. My favorites are those games where the definition or description is the lesser known match for the word providing a more interesting challenge.
yellow or red background hurts eyes
by Tpkyt on 2019/05/28 03:14
Update: THANK YOU for listening! I can read it now very well! Love the colour scheme as it works for high functioning autistics and me! Thanks! About below OLD review. They fixed this issue in a way that works. Gaming apps might not be able to do the theme choser when its games. The Old Review now: whoever thought that all people have no issues reading this text color on that background does NOT know disability issues! Red blurs the letters for me and yellow should be an option instead of a requirement! Yellow blinds me but some people need high contrast. We NEED to be able to choose our text color and background color for ADA and Web accommodation standards! People with bonefide learning disability issues unite! Thanks!
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