Hangman

This is version of the classic letter guessing game called Hangman. You are shown a set of blank letters that match a word or phrase and you have to guess what these letters are to reveal the hidden word. You guess by picking letters from those displayed on the sides. If you pick a letter that is in the word, a sound is played and that letter is revealed from the blank letters; however, if you pick a letter that is not in the word, then a stickman is slowly drawn. With each wrong letter guess, the man is drawn more and more. When the man is finished, he is hung and the game is lost. This is why the game is called 'Hangman'. If you can reveal all the letters in the word before the man is hung then you are successful and the full word is revealed along with an image showing the meaning of the word. An audio clip should also play if it has been loaded.

The letters are in 2 sets: vowels appear on the left and the consonants on the right. In order to make the game easier, wrong guesses from vowels do not count as mistakes and do not draw the man. So it is advisable to click on all the vowels first. If you prefer to make thing harder, you can change this setting by clicking on the settings button.

As with other games you can choose the content that you wish to use. There is a content selection screen just before the game starts. It has 30 different sets of content, including things like food, jobs and sports. Some content sets are easier than others - the colors and numbers are really quite simple to guess; alternatively, jobs and garden items are longer and difficult. While each set of content has about 25 items, only 16 are used in any one game. This is to keep the game from getting too long/boring and also to exclude some of the more uncommon items.

There is also an option to review the vocabulary items. At the first screen, if you click on the 'Review' button, then you can select any set of content and scroll through to see each image and see how it is spelt. It is quite hard to learn how to spell a word just from guessing letters and so perhaps it is a good idea to review the items from a set before trying the game.

I hope you have fun playing this game and that you can learn or improve your English at the same time. Leave any comments below.




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