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   43 %
Mount Everest   44 %
cat   46 %
Atlantic Ocean   48 %
Earth   49 %
Valentines Day   53 %
Independence Day   54 %
Los Angeles   55 %
baseball   57 %
Halloween   58 %


Difficult words

nipple piercing   96 %
Milky Way   91 %
Linux   91 %
Hollywood   86 %
flamingo   84 %
wedding   83 %
unfortunately   83 %
honeymoon   83 %
newspaper   82 %
wedding dance   81 %


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   77 %
cat   46 %
Mars   73 %
love   66 %
lion   64 %
moon   63 %
milk   76 %
book   66 %
woman   73 %
sugar   77 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   96 %
Buckingham Palace   80 %
Golden Gate Bridge   61 %
unfortunately   83 %
wedding dance   81 %
romantic affair   69 %
remote control   73 %
Olympic Games   76 %
holiday paradise   61 %
Grand Canyon   81 %


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.