Online Hangman Game

Online Hangman Game Sign

On March 23rd, 2015, while flying home from our annual vacation, others on the plane were reading, playing video games, and napping.

I, on the other hand, was having fun seeing if I could create an online hangman game for the new "Sports, Games, and Fun" section on the site.

By the time we landed in Minneapolis I had the basic game working, but it took several more days of "work" to include all of the features I wanted to add to it.

But I must confess. The additional time needed to complete the game was also partly due to constantly getting caught up in playing my own hangman game.

I had forgotten how much fun we used to have playing the game as kids!

Of course, back then all we had to work with was paper and pencil.

Online Hangman Game Features

  • Over 750 built-in words for 1 or 2 player games.
  • Game keeps a running score of the number of wins out of the number of tries.
  • You can enter your own list of hangman words. This means parents can enter vocabulary words so their kids can have fun while learning their spelling words.
  • The 2 player game includes an option that allows each player to enter and hide one word at a time for the other to guess. In this case, half the fun is seeing what funny words or short phrases you can come up with for each other.
  • Push button keypad to also accommodate touch-enabled devices.
  • An entered word can contain multiple words (Ohio, New York, United States of America, etc).
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Online Hangman Game

Play hangman online, 1 or 2 player. Use your own words or words randomly selected from a built-in list.

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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None
> Player #1: 0 of 0
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If you would like to save the current entries to the secure online database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

Help and Tools

Adjust Calculator Width:

Move the slider to left and right to adjust the calculator width. Note that the Help and Tools panel will be hidden when the calculator is too wide to fit both on the screen. Moving the slider to the left will bring the instructions and tools panel back into view.

Also note that some calculators will reformat to accommodate the screen size as you make the calculator wider or narrower. If the calculator is narrow, columns of entry rows will be converted to a vertical entry form, whereas a wider calculator will display columns of entry rows, and the entry fields will be smaller in size ... since they will not need to be "thumb friendly".

Show/Hide Popup Keypads:

Select Show or Hide to show or hide the popup keypad icons located next to numeric entry fields. These are generally only needed for mobile devices that don't have decimal points in their numeric keypads. So if you are on a desktop, you may find the calculator to be more user-friendly and less cluttered without them.

Stick/Unstick Tools:

Select Stick or Unstick to stick or unstick the help and tools panel. Selecting "Stick" will keep the panel in view while scrolling the calculator vertically. If you find that annoying, select "Unstick" to keep the panel in a stationary position.

If the tools panel becomes "Unstuck" on its own, try clicking "Unstick" and then "Stick" to re-stick the panel.