Red Herring

Red Herring 1.2

Red Herring is an entertaining puzzle game for Mac.
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Red Herring is an exciting puzzle game created for Mac that's suitable for users of all ages. The goal is to place cards showing the names of certain items into their correspondent categories. For example, Penny goes to the US Coins group and Hardwood matches Floor Coverings lot.

This application lets you choose between three difficulty levels, provides you with an interactive tutorial that shows you how to play the game, and offers you 10 hints for free. If you wish to have access to additional hints, just make an in-app purchase.

You can start with the Imagination category that features 50 simple puzzles and several instructions. Each challenge displays four columns, each with a description (Plants, Colors, etc.). Your objective is to move the cards to their proper category. Only 3 columns will be filled with accurate items, the last one containing random terms.

After you finish a challenge, a term is marked with an asterisk. If you click the item, the app reveals a fun fact about the term.

My only issue with this tool is that you need to make in-app purchases in order to have access to all puzzle categories. Nevertheless, the acquiring price is affordable and definitely worth it if you're into solving puzzles.

So, you should try the Imagination puzzle category and see if you like the gameplay. Afterwards, you can decide if it's worth buying the rest of the puzzle groups or uninstall this free app from your Mac.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Nicely-designed and simple interface
  • Provides you with hints
  • Offers you a quick tutorial
  • Brings you plenty of fun facts
  • Automatically saves your progress


  • You need to make in-app purchases in order to unlock puzzle categories
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