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   55 %
Earth   56 %
ice cream   59 %
cat   59 %
Mount Everest   61 %
holiday paradise   64 %
Valentines Day   65 %
Los Angeles   65 %
Halloween   67 %


Difficult words

Milky Way   94 %
Linux   94 %
nipple piercing   93 %
magician   89 %
wedding   89 %
Hollywood   89 %
fantasy   87 %
wedding dance   85 %
milk   85 %
sugar   85 %


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   59 %
Mars   85 %
love   76 %
lion   74 %
moon   75 %
milk   85 %
book   82 %
woman   82 %
sugar   85 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   93 %
Buckingham Palace   77 %
Golden Gate Bridge   68 %
romantic affair   78 %
remote control   79 %
wedding dance   85 %
Independence Day   69 %
cherry blossom   77 %
wedding dress   80 %
holiday paradise   64 %


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.