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   49 %
cat   50 %
Atlantic Ocean   50 %
Earth   51 %
Valentines Day   55 %
Independence Day   56 %
Los Angeles   57 %
baseball   58 %
holiday paradise   59 %


Difficult words

Milky Way   92 %
Linux   92 %
nipple piercing   91 %
Hollywood   86 %
wedding   84 %
honeymoon   84 %
hangman   84 %
wedding dance   83 %
Grand Canyon   83 %
rainbow   83 %


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   50 %
Mars   75 %
love   68 %
lion   64 %
moon   64 %
milk   78 %
book   68 %
woman   74 %
sugar   77 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   91 %
Buckingham Palace   77 %
Golden Gate Bridge   61 %
wedding dance   83 %
romantic affair   70 %
remote control   75 %
unfortunately   80 %
Grand Canyon   83 %
Olympic Games   75 %
wedding dress   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.