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   51 %
Atlantic Ocean   54 %
Earth   56 %
ice cream   58 %
Mount Everest   59 %
cat   59 %
holiday paradise   61 %
Valentines Day   63 %
Los Angeles   65 %
rollercoaster   66 %


Difficult words

Milky Way   94 %
nipple piercing   93 %
Linux   93 %
magician   89 %
wedding   89 %
Hollywood   89 %
Grand Canyon   87 %
fantasy   87 %
wedding dance   85 %
honeymoon   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   75 %
cat   59 %
Mars   83 %
love   75 %
lion   74 %
moon   72 %
milk   84 %
book   78 %
woman   79 %
sugar   84 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   93 %
Buckingham Palace   75 %
Golden Gate Bridge   67 %
romantic affair   76 %
wedding dance   85 %
remote control   78 %
Independence Day   68 %
cherry blossom   76 %
Grand Canyon   87 %
wedding dress   79 %


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.