Hangman revisited

Posted by: Lex

Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 07:37 AM

Following on from my recent attempt at the traditional game, here is the first attempt at a revised version which may make it more interesting and/or better suited to interactive online playing. The rules are slightly different, so please read (especially ii)! wink

(i) The setter puts up a word or a short well-known expression in blank (so that all the players know is the number of letters in each word). The expression might be for example a book, play, film or music title or the name of a famous person or character, or perhaps a proverb or saying.

(ii) Someone else posts at least two letters which he/she thinks might be in the word/expression.

(iii) The setter enters any correctly guessed letters in the appropriate positions and starts to add the hanged person to the gallows with one stroke for each incorrectly guessed letter. 5 strokes complete the victim (head, body, both legs, both arms, face) eek.

(iv) Someone else posts another two (or more) letters, and so on. There is nothing to prevent the same person posting consecutive sets of letters.

(v) At any stage anyone can try to guess the word/expression, but a wrong word/expression guess results in two strokes towards the completion of the picture scared.

(vi) The setter wins if the gallows picture is completed: otherwise the person to correctly guess the word is the winner, and hopefully then sets the next word/expression.


T H E * E A S T E R * B U N N Y (three words 3,6,5) - guessed by Curly



Letters already wrongly guessed: IO

Maximum number of wrong guesses remaining: 3

headscratch catrub


Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 07:44 AM

good ole A
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 07:51 AM

We now need a minimum of two letters for a valid entry please! wink

I will choose I for your second letter to keep things moving
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 08:24 AM

E AND O
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 08:32 AM

Thanks Niki.

This is a work in progress, and upon further reflection I see no reason why a player should not be free to post more than two letters at a time if he/she chooses. I have therefore amended the rules to allow that.
Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 09:15 AM

T and H
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 09:58 AM

Merci - both on target! smile
Posted by: Bristol

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 10:06 AM

S and R
Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 10:20 AM

My guess is The Easter Bunny??
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 11:10 AM

Thanks to Bristol for two more good letters, and to Curly for the correct and topical answer! chocobunny

Is it worth continuing, and if so do you you want to have a shot?
Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 12:18 PM

You may continue please. Merci.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 01:20 PM

Okay, here's another.


W U T H E R I N G * H E I G H T S (two words 9,7) - guessed by Niki



Letters already wrongly guessed: A

Maximum number of wrong guesses remaining: 4




Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 01:36 PM

A and G
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 01:53 PM

one good, one not!
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 02:46 PM

E N smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 03:21 PM

Both good!
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 05:50 PM

Lex what does the * denote please?
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 06:02 PM

Niki, it's simply to mark the gap between words: for some reason nothing happens when I try to leave a larger blank space! smile
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 06:46 PM

oh I see smile
how many letter guesses can a person have?
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 10:13 PM

is there an I
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - 03/31/13 10:47 PM

T, R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 02:45 AM

No limit to the number of guesses Niki (so that one person can do the whole game if he/she wants), but there have to be at least two letters in each guess Niteowl (so I have ignored yours until/unless you add another letter). smile

Both good MxM thumbsup
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 06:35 AM

Wuthering Heights

please do another one Lex wink
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 08:22 AM

Looks like Wuthering Heights
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 08:32 AM

Thanks Niki, and Cue belatedly!

Here we go again:


J U M P I N G * J A C K * F L A S H (three words 7,4,5) - guessed by Jema


Letters already wrongly guessed: ER
Maximum number of wrong guesses remaining: 3

The gibbet awaits the unwary... evil



Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 08:37 AM

A and M
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 08:40 AM

T eek
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 08:47 AM

we need at least two letters for a guess please Redz. shame lol

Good ones Curly.
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 08:58 AM

E R
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 09:03 AM

Aha, two wrong guesses...! devil
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 09:22 AM

I, N wave
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 10:07 AM

C H
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 10:14 AM

Both good for MxM, and both good for Flo.
Posted by: Jema

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 10:27 AM

Jumping Jack Flash? wave
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 10:28 AM

Sorry about that T and G wink

Nevermind... too late frown
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 10:32 AM

Correct Jema, and thanks Redz.

Jema do you want to have a go (I can send you the gifs)?
Posted by: Jema

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 11:11 AM

Lex, please you do another. thanks
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 11:41 AM

Well, looks like I'm stuck with setting them for the moment! crazy

Here goes:


F O R M I D A B L E (one word, 10 letters) - guessed by Cue



Letters already wrongly guessed: TUWH
Maximum number of wrong guesses remaining: 1

The noose is tightening... eek (just the face to add)


Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 11:56 AM

E and T smile
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 12:04 PM

O U
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 12:11 PM

One each good, one each bad!
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 12:41 PM

Let's try L and R

I'll take a stab at it if I get it, Lex lol
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 12:47 PM

Both good Cue!

Now I'm rooting for you to win... wink
Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 01:07 PM

W and H
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 01:13 PM

No dice! devil

Tread carefully with the next guess... think
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 01:57 PM

carefully...A B eek
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 02:08 PM

Two good letters - you live to guess another day! wink
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 02:13 PM

Okay, all or nuttin'

FORMIDABLE
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 02:25 PM

All - well guessed! thumbsup

Are you still up for it and if so do you want Pandora's gifs? There are more, but five steps/strokes seem to work out about right (I had started with ten, then dropping to seven before settling on five).

Of course, if you or anyone else wants to suggest further refinements to the rules, you are more than welcome.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 02:34 PM

Yessss!

Sure, I'll give it a spin. Check your PM for my email address.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 03:29 PM

Excellent! Gifs sent.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 03:52 PM

When I played hangman as a wee lad, the setter identified a category that the clue was pulled from. I don't know what all of the categories were. If we go this route we could probably come up with our own.

This one is a movie title:

Gone In Sixty Seconds (4 words -> 4,2,5,7) Guessed by Redz

Wrong Guesses: AR

Same posting rules apply.

The gallows are ready evil

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 05:22 PM

Very sporting of you to give us a category clue.

A and E
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 06:19 PM

R T
Posted by: Koala

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/01/13 10:54 PM

I and O

smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 07:08 AM

I must be getting softer with age, Lex lol

Lex and Niki each get a hit and Koala gets a double! thumbsup
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 07:58 AM

Gone in Sixty Seconds grin
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 08:43 AM

Good one, Joan bravo

Off to you smile
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 09:08 AM

What do you mean, "off to you" ? I can't do
this. pacify Back to you, Cue. praise
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 09:26 AM

What's with all these wimps who think that they cannot do it? rotfl

If Cue cannot palm it off on someone else after one or two more, I may have to take it back! eek
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 09:31 AM

She's a bashful one. lol

Okay, no category clue this time...

D I C T I O N A R Y (one word - 10 letters) Guessed by Flo

WRONG GUESSES: EGP
RIGHT GUESSES: DNORT

Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 09:34 AM

O and G
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 09:38 AM

One hit and one miss, Remi
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 10:03 AM

E R
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 10:26 AM

One good and one bad, Niki. I'm beginning to feel a tightness....
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 10:28 AM

T N
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 10:30 AM

Two good guesses, Flo! thumbsup
Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 11:06 AM

D and P
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 11:08 AM

Dictionary
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 11:15 AM

No one has ever called ME bashful before.
Computer illiterate... YES lol
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 11:28 AM

"dictionary" it is, Flo bravo

Do you want to have a go?

Okay, Joan. Maybe "bashful" was pushing it a little. lol
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 12:42 PM

If using the gifs (illustrations) is what bothers you, they can always be left out: all that is really needed is the setting of the puzzle and the monitoring of guesses.

Alternatively, instruction is available on use of the gifs if required (no more complicated than use of smilies). smile
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 01:56 PM

If you want to continue with gifs, I'm game, just don't know anything about them.

If we don't need them, I'll give it a go without.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 02:19 PM

That's the spirit! Have a look at the PM that I sent to you. It explains how to use the gif's and gives you the link locations.

If you don't want the bother, then have at it without them! smile
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 02:26 PM

Great, looks easy enough. Here we go folks.

Book and Author

BRAVE(5)NEW(3)WORLD(5):
ALDOUS(6) HUXLEY(6)


WRONG LETTERS: T P I
RIGHT LETTERS: A E O H R

Correctly answered by Redz

Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 02:30 PM

How can I make larger lines?

I guess I have it right now.
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 02:46 PM

Good job, Flo bravo

T & E grin
Posted by: curly

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 03:03 PM

A and P
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 03:03 PM

one right and one wrong Redz. Thanks

Same for you Curly.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 03:11 PM

Good for you Flo for having a go! happydance

I and O

It has been mooted that perhaps the game should allow more guesses, and I am therefore wondering whether a correctly guessed letter should only be placed once (rather than in every place where it occurs), meaning that multiple guesses of the same letter might sometimes be required. Any thoughts? (don't worry, I am not about to change the rules in mid game).
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 03:35 PM

Staying true to Hangman, a letter is placed where it appears. However, who says we need to stick by the rules. In my mind, it might confuse things. Maybe we just need to get longer words or more words. However, I think if we get more letters in there, we should have more than 5 errors before hanging.

Whoever is at the helm, they try their hardest to stump the panel. If they do so, they win a trophy. sherlock

BTW, Lex you also have one right and one wrong.

Thanks for the heads up.
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 03:58 PM

H R
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 04:00 PM

Good one Niki, bravo both right.
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 05:50 PM

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley grin

Don't pass it to me, Flo lol

Could we start a new thread? 9 pages is a lot crazy
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 05:53 PM

Very Good Redz thumbsup

Well done.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 05:55 PM

Redz, you know that you are dying to have a go, really! lol

Thanks for your thoughts Flo: this game is Hangman revisited, meaning that the rules are subject to whatever changes we want to make. I may work on it a bit more tomorrow, but I'm off to bed now!
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 05:57 PM

Ok, let's wait for tomorrow and see what Lex comes up with.
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/02/13 07:04 PM

Lex is going to do it in Greek wink
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 07:31 AM

While we wait to see what Lex comes up with, I'll put one up...

P T E R O D A C T Y L (one word / 11 letters) Guessed by Flo

Good Guesses: ACELOTY
Bad Guesses: ISU



Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 07:43 AM

Good Morning, Cue!

U & T grin
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 07:47 AM

Morning, Joan. One right and one wrong smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 08:21 AM

S, E wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 08:40 AM

One and one manxman wave
Posted by: Jema

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 08:48 AM

A, L

Lex,

I would like more incorrect guesses allowed (all 10 is my preference), and do keep putting correctly guessed letters in all places they occur in the word(s).

wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 09:29 AM

Jema,

I had started out with ten wrong guesses, then reducing to seven before dropping to five: the problem is that even with only five steps needed, no one has yet been hanged! cry

I am too busy at work to do anything with this now, but this evening (ie in about five hours) I will start a new revamped thread.

Meanwhile, feel free to carry on! smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 09:55 AM

That's two hits, Jema thumbsup

The setters haven't stumped anyone with the current rules so I guess it comes down to if we want to shoot for tougher puzzles with the possibility of victorious setters or easier puzzles with the probabilty of successful solves. The five clue limit does make you contemplate your guess a bit more, knowing that there aren't many attempts to squander. I would think that if we have a run of puzzles that aren't solvable we could increase the number of guesses at that point.
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 10:16 AM

C I
Posted by: Jema

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 10:45 AM

I had thought if there were an "L", it would be the next to last letter, not the last. rolleyes

Contemplating, Cue. grin

With Flo's guess of "I", that leaves only one vowel unaccounted for, so that vowel will be one of my guesses. Along with those 2 vowels, there's only one other letter I can think of that would fit between the "T" and "L", so that letter will be my other guess.

O, Y
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 10:57 AM

PTERODACTYL
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 10:59 AM

Well thought out choices. I knew that solving this one would depend on specific letters being guessed and they both were already. With those choices made, the answer is pretty obvious.

Good solve! thumbsup
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 11:20 AM

Do another Cue, starting a new thread.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 01:43 PM

That Flo is a bit of a bossy boots! lol

I am minded to try the idea of placing a guessed letter only once, so that multiple guesses of the same letter may be needed, but these could be part of a single guess (so that for instance you could guess I and I). I would meanwhile also increase the number of potential wrong guesses to nine (as good as any other ranging shot).

I will start a new thread along those lines shortly, and the fanbase can then let their feelings be known...
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 01:47 PM

I'll post another puzzle but we'll give Lex the honors of starting a new thread. smile

CORRECT: TNEAI
WRONG: L

M I N N E S O T A * F A T S (2 words - 9,4) Guessed by Redz

Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 03:05 PM

wink T N
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 03:33 PM

E A
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 03:37 PM

Whoever wins this can go first on the new thread, or I will if you prefer.

I and L
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 03:44 PM

Going with the previous rules...

Five hits and one miss! lol Wow! Good shootin'
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 03:52 PM

R N
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 04:06 PM

Minnesota Fats wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 04:12 PM

Yes it is, Joan wave What a good collection of guesses on that one. So, are you taking over or are you passing to Lex?
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 04:16 PM

what is Minnesota Fats?
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 04:36 PM

He was a world champion pool player from the 1960's. One of the best matches in history was Minnesota Fats against Willie Mosconi.
Posted by: Redz

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 05:22 PM

Now, Cue, really? What do you think I want
to do? lol
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 05:38 PM

Okay boys and girls, I will launch the new thread! bunny
Posted by: Niki

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/03/13 06:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Cue
He was a world champion pool player from the 1960's. One of the best matches in history was Minnesota Fats against Willie Mosconi.


never heard of him but I am in the UK lol
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/04/13 08:26 AM

I had to google, and found this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Fats

I would have really struggled to guess that answer! headscratch
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - 04/04/13 08:38 AM

There's a great movie about Minnesota Fats and Fast Eddie Felson called "The Hustler" released in 1961. Just thinking about it makes me want to buy or rent it. Game on!