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   38 %
cat   46 %
Earth   46 %
Valentines Day   46 %
Atlantic Ocean   46 %
strawberry   47 %
Los Angeles   47 %
Independence Day   49 %
baseball   53 %


Difficult words

Milky Way   89 %
Linux   89 %
flamingo   85 %
Hollywood   81 %
hangman   81 %
wedding   80 %
unfortunately   80 %
coffee cup   80 %
fantasy   79 %
honeymoon   78 %


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   46 %
Mars   68 %
love   63 %
lion   61 %
moon   60 %
milk   74 %
book   64 %
woman   67 %
sugar   77 %


Words long & difficult

Buckingham Palace   77 %
Golden Gate Bridge   58 %
unfortunately   80 %
holiday paradise   62 %
romantic affair   66 %
Good morning!   76 %
wedding dress   75 %
wedding dance   73 %
Olympic Games   72 %
Grand Canyon   78 %


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.