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   41 %
Mount Everest   43 %
cat   46 %
Atlantic Ocean   49 %
Earth   50 %
Valentines Day   51 %
Independence Day   52 %
Los Angeles   54 %
baseball   57 %
Halloween   58 %


Difficult words

nipple piercing   96 %
Milky Way   91 %
Linux   91 %
Hollywood   84 %
flamingo   83 %
unfortunately   82 %
honeymoon   82 %
wedding   82 %
coffee cup   82 %
wedding dance   80 %


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   76 %
cat   46 %
Mars   72 %
love   66 %
lion   63 %
moon   61 %
milk   76 %
book   65 %
woman   72 %
sugar   78 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   96 %
Buckingham Palace   79 %
Golden Gate Bridge   62 %
unfortunately   82 %
wedding dance   80 %
romantic affair   67 %
remote control   70 %
Olympic Games   75 %
Good morning!   75 %
wedding dress   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.