7 Little Words
1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
- Many puzzles included
- Clever clues mean a serious challenge
- Minimalist design makes for a zen experience
- Addictive gameplay
Find the seven words that match the clues by combining letter pairs
It's such a pleasure when you can revisit an old favorite from years ago and find that it's still as great a play as ever. 7 Little Words is a timelessly great wordplay puzzle, offering word nerds of all ages a unique challenge to bend their linguistic brains around. Answer all 7 clues in each puzzle by arranging the letter combinations below in the right order ("vegetable often mashed"? PO plus TA plus TO equals put some gravy on it, baby). Difficulty ranges from "Oh hey, I'm pretty good this" to "Holy mother of Flappy Bird, are you sure this is still English?"
No points, no penalties, no timer - this is zen word nerdery. Tons of puzzles included for free, bajillions more available for in-app purchase if you can't get enough. This newest edition of the game comes with a few different color schemes and text sizes for easy playing for everyone.
What else can I ask for? In my dreams, I can make my own impossibly hard 7 Little Words puzzles and send 'em to friends. Maybe in version 2.0?
Original review from Oct 10, 2013:
Serious wordplay enthusiasts don't need crazy colors or funny cartoons in order to sink their teeth into a good linguistic puzzle, and the 7 Little Words app is especially for them. Minimalist in design and concept but devilishly difficult to master, the app is chock full of puzzles that will keep you scratching your head for ages.
Each puzzle has just seven words to solve. The clues are short, similar to those you'd find in a crossword. You've got to find those seven words - in any order - from a bank of pairs of letters. There's no penalty for a wrong guess nor a ticking time limit, which makes for an utterly zen experience.
Several of the puzzles are legitimately difficult: it's not uncommon to quickly get just a few answers and find yourself stumped by the rest. To help you out, you can shuffle the letter tiles as many times as you wish, or you can use a limited number of free hints. Careful, though - these are only renewable through paying for more.
The free version of the app includes a pack of 50 puzzles, plus one brand new one each day. Over 40 further puzzle packs are available for in-app purchase.
7 Little Words is an outstanding app from Blue Ox Technologies Ltd, offering hours of bite-size puzzle fun for language lovers everywhere.
Each bite-size puzzle consists of 7 clues, 7 mystery words, and 20 letter groups. Find the mystery words by deciphering the clues and combining the letter groups.
7 Little Words is FUN, CHALLENGING, and EASY TO LEARN. We guarantee you've never played anything like it before. Give 7 Little Words a try today!
7 Little Words contains 50 puzzles that you can play for free. Additional puzzles are available for purchase inside the app.
Hello 7 Little Words fans,
It's our 4th anniversary and we've just passed 10,000,000 downloads!
We're celebrating the occasion with an updated look for our game. Plus, we're introducing a new blue color theme.
But best of all, there's a new large print feature for tired eyes.
This update also includes 2 new puzzle packs: "Animal Crackers" and "Backpacks".
Thanks for helping us reach these amazing milestones. We couldn't have done it without you!
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Anna Grace.
BEST GAME EVER!!!
Love the game but not the new look. Please change it back or at least give me the option
Keeps crashing after finishing a level since the update.also looks horrible.
I adore this game! Its highly addictive to play. Fun AND I learn new words every time I play! Update: after the dang update, the game continuously crashes. I am not as happy with it now :( I removed a star bc of this. Hoping they fix it ASAP
One of the most fun games to play to pass the time when I am in wait mode!
Did have 5 stars now had to give 3. New look is horrible and harder to read, it is now crashing constantly when it has never done that before
7 Little Words