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   36 %
Mount Everest   37 %
Valentines Day   44 %
Earth   44 %
Los Angeles   45 %
strawberry   46 %
Independence Day   47 %
cat   47 %
Atlantic Ocean   49 %
rollercoaster   51 %


Difficult words

Linux   89 %
Milky Way   87 %
flamingo   85 %
wedding dress   82 %
wedding   82 %
Hollywood   81 %
hangman   79 %
coffee cup   79 %
unfortunately   78 %
fantasy   77 %


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   73 %
cat   47 %
Mars   65 %
love   63 %
lion   60 %
moon   59 %
milk   72 %
book   62 %
woman   67 %
sugar   76 %


Words long & difficult

Buckingham Palace   71 %
wedding dress   82 %
unfortunately   78 %
Golden Gate Bridge   55 %
wedding dance   75 %
romantic affair   65 %
holiday paradise   57 %
Olympic Games   70 %
Grand Canyon   75 %
Good morning!   69 %


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.