7 Little Words
Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.
Based in Maine, USA
May 5, 2011
Android (Google Play)
If you enjoy word games, you'll love 7 Little Words! It's fun, challenging, and easy to learn. Each 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 a puzzle invented in 2011 by Christopher York. Its unique format distills the best elements of crosswords, word finds, and anagram games, and blends them into bite-sized puzzles perfect for short bursts of fun.
Originally conceived as an electronic game for mobile devices, 7 Little Words has been downloaded more than 10,000,000 times by puzzle fans, young and old alike. It reached the #2 position on the iTunes App Store Games chart in the United States and #1 in Australia. It has also received media attention, including a mention in O, The Oprah Magazine.
Following the successful release of 7 Little Words, Blue Ox launched 7 Petits Mots (August 2011) and 7 Palabritas (April 2012) for puzzle fans fluent in French or Spanish. Spanish puzzles are now available in the flagship app, 7 Little Words.
But 7 Little Words is more than an electronic gaming phenomenon. Its simplicity and wide appeal has enabled an easy transition to print. Through a partnership with media syndication leader Universal Uclick, 7 Little Words is now appearing in newspapers across the U.S. including the Miami Herald and the Detroit Free Press, and on many newspaper websites including USA Today. 7 Little Words paperbacks are available from Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Awards & Recognition
4 Apps to Help You Play Smarter O, The Oprah Magazine, September 2011
2nd Place, Best Brain and Puzzle Game, Android 2013 Best App Ever Awards
3rd Place, Best Word Game, iOS 2013 Best App Ever Awards
Honorable Mention, Best Educational Game 2011 Best App Ever Awards
"Mindblowing…It is a great game." — Alex Albrecht, The Totally Rad Show
"7 Little Words is one of those games that's super easy to play but fiendishly difficult to master." — Mike Schramm, TUAW
"7 Little Words is a challenging, creative word game that's definitely worth your time." — Nissa Campbell, toucharcade
"7 Little Words strives to be a different word game in a genre cluttered with Scrabble and Boggle clones." — Bonnie Eisenman, 148Apps
"I really enjoyed 7 Little Words…" — Erica Sadun, TUAW
Aroostook businessman expands company out of home with hit mobile app 7 Little Words Bangor Daily News, May 25, 2012
Blue Ox's puzzler 7 Little Words passes 3 million downloads, Android version generating 40% of its revenue PocketGamer.biz, October 14, 2011
7 Little Words an App Store smash from Aroostook County Bangor Daily News, June 17, 2011
Blue Ox's 7 Little Words hits 1.4 million downloads in just over a month PocketGamer.biz, June 9, 2011
Blue Ox Family Games, Inc. is an independent studio that creates original family-oriented mobile apps and other entertainment products.
Blue Ox Family Games, Inc.