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   37 %
Mount Everest   38 %
cat   46 %
Valentines Day   48 %
Earth   48 %
Los Angeles   50 %
Independence Day   50 %
Atlantic Ocean   51 %
Halloween   56 %
baseball   56 %


Difficult words

nipple piercing   94 %
Milky Way   90 %
Linux   90 %
hangman   85 %
Hollywood   83 %
flamingo   83 %
wedding   82 %
unfortunately   81 %
coffee cup   81 %
honeymoon   79 %


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   70 %
love   64 %
lion   62 %
moon   59 %
milk   75 %
book   66 %
woman   70 %
sugar   77 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   94 %
Buckingham Palace   79 %
Golden Gate Bridge   63 %
unfortunately   81 %
wedding dance   77 %
romantic affair   65 %
remote control   69 %
Olympic Games   74 %
Good morning!   74 %
holiday paradise   60 %


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.