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   52 %
Atlantic Ocean   55 %
Earth   57 %
ice cream   59 %
Mount Everest   60 %
cat   60 %
holiday paradise   63 %
Valentines Day   65 %
Los Angeles   65 %
Halloween   67 %


Difficult words

Milky Way   94 %
nipple piercing   93 %
Linux   93 %
wedding   90 %
Hollywood   89 %
magician   88 %
Grand Canyon   86 %
fantasy   86 %
wedding dance   85 %
milk   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   76 %
cat   60 %
Mars   85 %
love   76 %
lion   74 %
moon   75 %
milk   85 %
book   81 %
woman   81 %
sugar   84 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   93 %
Buckingham Palace   78 %
Golden Gate Bridge   68 %
romantic affair   77 %
remote control   80 %
wedding dance   85 %
Independence Day   69 %
cherry blossom   77 %
wedding dress   80 %
Grand Canyon   86 %


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.