How to play hangman

Hangman is a simple word guessing game. Players try to figure out an unknown word by guessing letters. If too many letters which do not appear in the word are guessed, the player is hanged (and loses).

Setup the game by drawing a gallow and a underline for each letter in the unknown word. As letters in the word are guessed, write them above the cooresponding underline. If a letter not in the word is guess, draw a picture of a person on the gallow–one part for each incorrect letter guess. Most frequently, the person is drawn in 6 parts (for 6 letter guesses) in the order: head, body, left leg, right leg, left arm, right arm.

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What are some hard words?

Hardest hangman words