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   39 %
Mount Everest   41 %
cat   46 %
Earth   49 %
Atlantic Ocean   49 %
Valentines Day   50 %
Los Angeles   52 %
Independence Day   52 %
baseball   56 %
Halloween   57 %


Difficult words

nipple piercing   96 %
Milky Way   91 %
Linux   91 %
Hollywood   84 %
flamingo   84 %
wedding   82 %
hangman   82 %
coffee cup   82 %
unfortunately   81 %
honeymoon   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   75 %
cat   46 %
Mars   72 %
love   65 %
lion   63 %
moon   60 %
milk   76 %
book   66 %
woman   71 %
sugar   78 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   96 %
Buckingham Palace   81 %
Golden Gate Bridge   61 %
unfortunately   81 %
wedding dance   80 %
remote control   71 %
romantic affair   66 %
Olympic Games   75 %
Good morning!   75 %
birthday cake   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.