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Hangman is a secret word guessing game to solve puzzles. This is a quick and easy game for at least two people. One player, the "host," creates a secret word, while the other player tries to guess the word by asking what letters it contains. You will score points for each correct letter. An empty box will be filled. A stick will be drawn if you select a letter that is not in the word. For each wrong letter, the man is drawn more and more. When the strokes are 100% complete, he will be suspended and the game is over.

How to play Hangman game

The letters have 2 sets: vowels appear on the left and consonants on the right. To make the game easier, guessing the wrong vowels doesn't count as wrong and doesn't draw the man. So you should click all the vowels first. If you want more challenges, you can change this feature by clicking the settings button.

You can choose the theme you want to play. The theme selection screen just before the game starts. There are 30 different theme sets, such as games, food, jobs, and sports. Some sets of topics are easier, like cassava color. While each theme has about 25 items, only 16 items are used in any given game. This is to keep the game from getting too long/boring and also to rule out some of the more uncommon items.

There is also an option to review vocabulary entries. Above the fold, if you click the 'Review' button, you can then select any set of assets and scroll through to see each image and see how it's written. It's quite difficult to learn how to spell a word just by guessing the letters, and so it's probably better to review items from a set before trying the game.

Hangman Tips and Strategy

1. Using vowels is a good way to start

Since there are only 5 vowels, you can fill in some blanks pretty quickly. Can even help you guess the answer instantly.

2. Etaoin shrdlu

"Etaoin shrdlu" are two words that list the most commonly used letters in English, in order of frequency. "E" is the most commonly used letter, "t" is the second most common letter, and so on. After trying out your vowels, try a few of the letters on this list to see if they appear in the word!

3. Don't forget your Js and Zs

The letters J and Z always trip people up. They’re both fairly rare and it’s not always obvious when you need one to complete a word or phrase. Don’t guess a Z or a J at the very beginning, but keep them in mind as you play.

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