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50 hard-to-guess Hangman words

Espresso Logo By Kathleen Peartree of Espresso | Slide 1 of 51: The key to winning a game of Hangman is not to pick a long word with many different letters—this actually increases your opponent’s chances of filling in the blanks. The best strategy is to choose a short word with few vowels, infrequently used letters, and/or repeated letters. An analysis conducted by Jon McLoone, director of Technical Communication and Strategy at Wolfram Research, determined that “jazz” was the most difficult word to guess in Hangman.They look easy enough, but you’ll see—these 50 hard-to-guess Hangman words will leave your friends scratching their heads.

50 hard-to-guess Hangman words

The key to winning a game of Hangman is not to pick a long word with many different letters—this actually increases your opponent’s chances of filling in the blanks. The best strategy is to choose a short word with few vowels, infrequently used letters, and/or repeated letters. An analysis conducted by Jon McLoone, director of Technical Communication and Strategy at Wolfram Research, determined that “jazz” was the most difficult word to guess in Hangman.

They look easy enough, but you’ll see—these 50 hard-to-guess Hangman words will leave your friends scratching their heads.

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