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

cat   54 %
Atlantic Ocean   56 %
Easter   57 %
Earth   60 %
ice cream   61 %
Mount Everest   63 %
holiday paradise   66 %
rollercoaster   67 %
Los Angeles   67 %
Valentines Day   68 %


Difficult words

Milky Way   92 %
Linux   92 %
nipple piercing   90 %
magician   90 %
wedding   90 %
Hollywood   90 %
fantasy   88 %
sugar   87 %
Grand Canyon   87 %
newspaper   86 %


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   54 %
Mars   83 %
love   76 %
lion   76 %
moon   77 %
milk   85 %
book   83 %
woman   83 %
sugar   87 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   90 %
Buckingham Palace   75 %
Golden Gate Bridge   70 %
romantic affair   79 %
Independence Day   71 %
remote control   80 %
cherry blossom   80 %
wedding dance   85 %
wedding dress   82 %
holiday paradise   66 %


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.