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

Mount Everest   37 %
Easter   37 %
strawberry   41 %
Los Angeles   44 %
Valentines Day   45 %
Earth   45 %
Atlantic Ocean   45 %
Independence Day   46 %
cat   46 %
Golden Gate Bridge   48 %


Difficult words

Milky Way   94 %
Linux   88 %
apple pie   85 %
hangman   84 %
flamingo   83 %
wedding dress   82 %
coffee cup   81 %
unicorn   80 %
wedding   80 %
Hollywood   80 %


Long words

Golden Gate Bridge   18
Buckingham Palace   17
Independence Day   16
holiday paradise   16
romantic affair   15
Valentines Day   14
remote control   14
Atlantic Ocean   14
wedding dress   13
wedding dance   13


Short words

Sex   72 %
cat   46 %
Mars   65 %
love   61 %
lion   59 %
moon   53 %
milk   72 %
book   60 %
woman   65 %
sugar   77 %


Words long & difficult

Buckingham Palace   69 %
wedding dress   82 %
unfortunately   77 %
holiday paradise   62 %
wedding dance   76 %
Olympic Games   76 %
Grand Canyon   79 %
romantic affair   62 %
remote control   64 %
birthday cake   68 %


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.