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Fun With Words: Hangman November 8, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Word Play.

A great way to teach young ones about words is to play word games with them. 

A favorite?  Hangman.

Despite it’s gruesome moniker, it is a very user-friendly game, requiring only a pencil and paper.

In the game at the right, the word is Wikipedia . . . with 3 correct guesses (i, e, a) and 5 incorrect guesses (o, u, y, s, t).

Rather than playing with the standard diagram of a dangling man at the end of a noose, let’s revise the game a bit for playing in cyber space.

I’ll start . . .  

The first word has 8 letters:   

            S _  _  _ A P P S ~ Paula guessed it!  See answer below. 


1.  Call out a letter, and I’ll fill  in the blanks with every correct guess.

2.  If the letter isn’t correct, I’ll start spelling H ~ A ~ N ~ G ~ M ~ A ~ N

3.  If I spell HANGMAN before you figure out the word . . . I win!!!


1. Cindy - November 8, 2010


nrhatch - November 8, 2010

Excellent guess . . . 25% on the way to solving the puzzle.

2. Paula Tohline Calhoun - November 8, 2010

Fill me in quick! What do the letter on the right mean? Are they letters that have already been called? What are those multiple vowels, etc.? I’ll start guessing as soon as I know!

nrhatch - November 8, 2010

That’s just a picture of hangman.

Our word is _ _ _ _ _ P P _

3. Richard W Scott - November 8, 2010


nrhatch - November 8, 2010

Another correct guess. You guys are GOOD.

You’re halfway there . . .

4. Maggie - November 8, 2010

Um… A?

5. nrhatch - November 8, 2010

Three for three!

S _ _ _ A P P S

6. Paula Tohline Calhoun - November 8, 2010

It takes a drinker to use S-C-H-N-A-P-P-S in a so-called child’s game! 😀

nrhatch - November 8, 2010

You got it!!!

Congratulations. I’ll have to find a tougher one next time.

7. Paula Tohline Calhoun - November 8, 2010

In my recollection, there are only about 4 or 5 words that end in APPS, and I’m pretty sure it’s the only APPS-ending words that begins that way, so I took a stab at that one – glad to know I was lucky!

nrhatch - November 8, 2010

And knowing my love of “spirits” didn’t hurt either, right??? 😉

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