Hangman words


Top 10 word lists for hangman




Which properties make words difficult?

  • short words
  • words without frequent letters
  • words that are rarely used in the vocabulary
  • words in which letters occur multiple times


Which properties make words easy?

  • long words
  • words with frequent letters
  • words that are often used in the vocabulary
  • words with many different letters


Which words make fun?

  • words that surprise
  • long seemingly simple words that are actually difficult
  • words with a personal connection
  • in most cases simple words → not being able to solve a puzzle generates frustration
  • fancy words
  • start with easy words and then increase the difficulty level


Easy words

Easter   47 %
Atlantic Ocean   50 %
Mount Everest   53 %
cat   53 %
Earth   55 %
Valentines Day   58 %
Independence Day   59 %
ice cream   60 %
Los Angeles   61 %
baseball   61 %


Difficult words

Linux   94 %
Milky Way   93 %
nipple piercing   92 %
Hollywood   88 %
Grand Canyon   87 %
wedding   86 %
hangman   85 %
wedding dance   84 %
magician   84 %
honeymoon   84 %


Long words

Golden Gate Bridge   18
Buckingham Palace   17
Independence Day   16
holiday paradise   16
romantic affair   15
nipple piercing   15
remote control   14
Valentines Day   14
cherry blossom   14
Atlantic Ocean   14


Short words

Sex   77 %
cat   53 %
Mars   78 %
love   72 %
lion   67 %
moon   67 %
milk   80 %
book   71 %
woman   77 %
sugar   79 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   92 %
Buckingham Palace   73 %
Golden Gate Bridge   65 %
romantic affair   75 %
wedding dance   84 %
remote control   76 %
unfortunately   81 %
Grand Canyon   87 %
holiday paradise   64 %
cherry blossom   72 %


Ideas / inspirations

No idea yet? Put yourself into the person you are looking for words and then just play a few rounds hangman. Pay attention which words your target person might like and how easy / difficult they are.