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   44 %
Mount Everest   46 %
cat   46 %
Earth   51 %
Atlantic Ocean   51 %
Independence Day   54 %
Valentines Day   55 %
Los Angeles   55 %
Halloween   58 %
baseball   58 %


Difficult words

nipple piercing   96 %
Milky Way   91 %
Linux   91 %
Hollywood   86 %
wedding   83 %
unfortunately   83 %
flamingo   83 %
wedding dance   82 %
newspaper   82 %
honeymoon   82 %


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   78 %
cat   46 %
Mars   74 %
love   67 %
lion   64 %
moon   64 %
milk   77 %
book   66 %
woman   73 %
sugar   77 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   96 %
Buckingham Palace   79 %
Golden Gate Bridge   61 %
unfortunately   83 %
wedding dance   82 %
romantic affair   70 %
remote control   73 %
Grand Canyon   82 %
Olympic Games   75 %
Good morning!   74 %


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.