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Hangman
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What Is "Hangman?"

"Hangman" is an old schoolkid game where a person (in this case, the computer) picks a word or a phrase, and you try to reconstruct it by picking letters.

You have a certain number of chances to win; each time you pick an incorrect letter, you lose a chance. Loss of a chance is traditionally depicted by adding more body parts to a picture of a hanging man. Once the man is complete, the game is over and you lose. In this hangman game, the pictures are a little less... gruesome.


Game Type:

Currently, there are five game types:
  • There are many "dictionaries" of words and phrases:
    • English Words:
      • Easy Words - Simple english words.
      • Difficult Words - Hard to spell, long, and uncommon english words.
      • Frequent 102 Words - 102 of the most frequently use words.*
      • Ogdon's Basic English Words - The minimum set of words (about 850) which could communicate all ideas.*
      • Clothes - Names of articles of clothing.*
      • Fruit - Names of fruit.*
      • Vegetables - Names of vegetables.*
      • Men's Names - Common men's names.*
      • Women's Names - Common women's names.*
    • English as a Second Language:
      • Japanese 7th Grade English - Words used to teach english in Japan.*
      • Basic Words I - Level I ESL.*
      • Basic Words II - Level II ESl.*
    • Miscellaneous Categories:
      • Star Trek Words And Phrases - Names, words and quotes from the Star TrekTM TV and movie series.
      • Classic Arcade Game Titles - Names like "Pac Man," "Asteroids," and "Missile Command!"
  • And a "Pick Your Own Word" mode, which is great for playing with a friend. (One person picks the word and the other tries to guess it.)

* - These dictionaires were provided by The Internet TESL Journal.


Game Speed:

In "Hangman," you get 6 chances. You can adjust these chances by increasing game speed. The higher the speed, the fewer chances you get.


Picture:

You can also choose the picture used by Hangman. The current pictures include:

A Growing Seed:

The worse you do, the more the umbrella opens and the less the seed grows.


Happyface Guy:

The worse you do, the less happy he gets!


Credits:

"Hangman" at BillsGames.com
By Bill Kendrick October - December, 1996
Last upgrade: December, 1998

Some dictionaries provided by: The Internet TESL Journal.

 
 
 

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