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   54 %
Atlantic Ocean   56 %
Earth   58 %
cat   58 %
ice cream   59 %
Mount Everest   61 %
Los Angeles   66 %
Valentines Day   66 %
holiday paradise   66 %
rollercoaster   68 %


Difficult words

Milky Way   95 %
Linux   94 %
nipple piercing   93 %
magician   90 %
Hollywood   90 %
wedding   89 %
fantasy   88 %
newspaper   86 %
sugar   86 %
honeymoon   86 %


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   58 %
Mars   85 %
love   78 %
lion   74 %
moon   77 %
milk   84 %
book   82 %
woman   83 %
sugar   86 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   93 %
Buckingham Palace   78 %
Golden Gate Bridge   70 %
romantic affair   79 %
remote control   80 %
Independence Day   70 %
cherry blossom   79 %
wedding dance   85 %
holiday paradise   66 %
wedding dress   80 %


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.