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   37 %
Valentines Day   45 %
Atlantic Ocean   46 %
Los Angeles   47 %
Earth   47 %
cat   47 %
Independence Day   48 %
strawberry   50 %
Halloween   52 %


Difficult words

Linux   89 %
Milky Way   88 %
flamingo   85 %
hangman   82 %
Hollywood   81 %
wedding   80 %
unfortunately   80 %
coffee cup   79 %
fantasy   78 %
sugar   77 %


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   72 %
cat   47 %
Mars   66 %
love   62 %
lion   59 %
moon   59 %
milk   73 %
book   63 %
woman   67 %
sugar   77 %


Words long & difficult

Buckingham Palace   73 %
unfortunately   80 %
romantic affair   66 %
wedding dance   75 %
wedding dress   74 %
Golden Gate Bridge   53 %
holiday paradise   59 %
Good morning!   71 %
Grand Canyon   76 %
Olympic Games   70 %


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.