7 Little Words
Description of App
If you enjoy crossword puzzles, word finds, and anagram games, you're going to love 7 Little Words!
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!
From the creators of Moxie.
Retina and iPad ready.
7 Little Words contains 25 puzzles that you can play for free. Additional puzzles are available for purchase inside the app.
Free or Paid
Device(s) App Was Tested On
This game is made by the same people as Moxie. This isn't quite so accessible, but it can certainly be played by VoiceOver users if you are prepared to spend a little time familiarizing yourself with the page layout, game controls and gameplay.
The first thing I did when running the app was to visit the instructions page. This raised some early concerns, as VoiceOver found a number of unlabelled buttons that appeared to either do nothing or would return me to the app's main screen. These appear to be images embedded within the instructions. Despite this, I was still able to leave this page fairly confident that I knew enough to play the game.
After double-tapping on the 'Play' button I was prompted to select a puzzle zone. VoiceOver found four choices. Of these, only 'Sunrise' is included for free. Two others are in-app purchases, whilst the fourth is apparently 'coming soon'.
Having double-tapped on Sunrise, I had enough residual vision to know that the page contents had changed. However, if I swiped my finger across the screen, VoiceOver would read the contents that were on the previous page. I had to tap on the screen for VoiceOver to recognize that the page had changed. I now found a choice of 25 numbered buttons, each of which would take me to a puzzle.
Having selected a puzzle I was taken to a page where the clues for seven words were listed in a
column. Each clue was followed by the number of letters that the word contained.
Below this was what appeared to be a text box followed by a button simply labelled with an 'X'. To the
right of this was a 'Guess' button
The bottom half of the screen contained a grid of buttons, each of which contained a sequence of 2 or 3 letters.
Double-tapping on any of these letter sequences would select it and display the corresponding letters in the text box I mentioned earlier. Double-tapping on the 'X' button would clear this text box.
Visually a letter sequence button changes color once it has been selected, and tapping directly on it gets no response from VoiceOver. However, this was not the case if I swiped through the grid of buttons, when VoiceOver would still announce buttons that had already been selected or used. It would be nice if VoiceOver could announce if these buttons had already been selected or used.
As I said at the start, there are certainly some issues with this app for VoiceOver users. However, the game is still relatively accessible.