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   50 %
Atlantic Ocean   51 %
Mount Everest   55 %
cat   56 %
Earth   57 %
ice cream   60 %
Valentines Day   61 %
Los Angeles   61 %
holiday paradise   62 %
Independence Day   63 %


Difficult words

Milky Way   94 %
Linux   93 %
nipple piercing   92 %
Hollywood   88 %
wedding   87 %
wedding dance   86 %
magician   86 %
Grand Canyon   86 %
newspaper   85 %
honeymoon   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   75 %
cat   56 %
Mars   81 %
love   74 %
lion   70 %
moon   71 %
milk   83 %
book   76 %
woman   78 %
sugar   83 %


Words long & difficult

nipple piercing   92 %
Buckingham Palace   74 %
Golden Gate Bridge   66 %
romantic affair   77 %
wedding dance   86 %
remote control   77 %
Grand Canyon   86 %
cherry blossom   73 %
unfortunately   78 %
Independence Day   63 %


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.