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Inch Worm by White Pixels

Inch Worm

Inch Worm is an addictive collection of strategy puzzles for ages 6 to adult. Lead Inch home, past the cherries, acorns, leaves, snails, ladybugs and dragonflies.

Success requires skills in planning, problem solving, logic and spacial relationships. Make some mistakes, and learn from them!

Series 1: Newbie – 24 puzzles for beginners

Series 2: Classic – 24 classic Inch 1.0 puzzles

Series 3: Master – 24 challenging puzzles

72 puzzles. Ages 6 to adult.

iPad, iPhone, Mac.

Download on the App Store
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Inch Worm

“I love this game!” – Jack, Zoe

“What I like about it: it’s tricky a little.” – Hazel

“OK good. No. Not good.” – Aaron

“Oh, man.” – Brian

Getting Stuck

“Great. Now I’m stuck.” – Titus (with a smile)

“Just to tell you, there’s a big trap.” – Oliver


“I love cherries.” – Sophia

“I need a snack first.” – Violet (before eating a cherry)

“Grab that cherry at the beginning.” – Aidan

Acorns and Snails

“The acorns are the hardest.” – Leif

“I forgot I can’t go to the edge.” – Zachary

“Snails these days never listen!” – Simone


“I know the secret.” – Emmy

“I just have to plan things out.” – Elsie

“There are actually two ways to get through!” – Charlie

“I’m not going to tell you the answer. It’s pretty obvious.” – David

“Finally. Took me long enough.” – Sean (big smile)

Bottom Line

“This game is actually quite fun.” – Titus

“Addictive.” – Michelle, Matthew, Patti

“I did it!” – Dean

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Special Needs

We want everyone to be able to play.

Color Blind: You can distinguish the blue, red, and yellow snails, ladybugs, and homes by the shape of their little dots. That’s all you need to know.

Non-Readers: Reading isn’t necessary to play. Tell your non-readers to lead Inch home. Obey the one-way signs. Eat the cherries. Push the acorns out of the way. Push and pull the snails and ladybugs to homes that match their color. Or just let them figure it out.

Autism Spectrum: Every child is different. It’s okay to lead Inch around all day long. There’s no timing involved. The early puzzles are relatively easy. Later puzzles require planning. There’s always the Go Back and Try Again buttons.

Mobility Impairments: You only need to tap on the squares to play. There’s no multi-touch or gestures. There’s no timing involved. The tap areas are about one-eight the width of the screen. Obviously things are bigger on the tablets. Tap Go Back if you occasionally miss.

And please, let us know how it goes for you.

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Our Philosophy

Play is a big part of how kids learn. Our brains, like our muscles, need exercise and challenges. We’re here to help. White Pixels. Better games. Smarter kids.

Good Clean Fun

Inch Worm was designed with kids in mind. It’s safe, non-violent, and ad free. There are no in-app purchases. There are no links to outside content.


White Pixels is a one-person company, with a good collection of volunteer helpers. I’m a veteran software engineer with years of experience at Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Aplia, and Cengage Learning.

White Pixels is my retirement project. I love kids, and want to challenge them to stretch their brains. The more kids I can reach the better.

I’m particularly interested in helping kids with special needs. Inch Worm was designed with them in mind. I’d love to hear how it’s helped your kids (or not).

Rick Meyers


Inch Worm FAQs

Why an inchworm?

I like the way they move.

What are your age recommendations?

Ages 6 to adult. Upper elementary and middle school kids love it. Early readers will likely be fine on their own. Pre-readers may enjoy the first dozen Inch Worm puzzles with some help. Try not to coach too much. Kids prefer iPads. Adults get addicted.

What devices will run Inch Worm?

Inch Worm runs on iPad and iPhone (iOS 12.0 or later) and on Mac (macOS 10.15 Catalina or later).

iPad (5th generation or later)

iPad Air, iPad Pro (all models)

iPad mini (2nd generation or later)

iPod Touch (6th generation or later)

iPhone (5s or later)

Mac (macOS 10.15 Catalina or later)

What about Android?

No. Sorry. We’re an Apple shop.

Can I skip around between the various puzzles?

Yes. Just tap the settings icon in the lower left corner. Choose the series you’d like to tackle, then use the left and right arrows to select the puzzle you’d like to solve next.

Does Inch Worm get synced between my various devices?

No. Each device remembers exactly where you are in the game on that device. This allows different family members to be playing on different devices at the same time.

Have you made any other games?

Yes. Check the App Store for Inch Maker, Pegs, and Rings. If you like Inch Worm, you'll love Inch Maker. It lets you create your own puzzles.

How can I report a bug?

Please send an email to rick@whitepixels.com. Tell me what you where doing, and what went wrong. Let me know the device you were using, and the OS version. A screen shot might really help me figure things out. Thanks for your help.