Hangman revisited - the jumbled version

Posted by: Lex

Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/05/13 01:14 PM

welcome Another new twist on this old schooldays word guessing game to torture you all! This time the guessers start off by creating a nonsense anagram of the answer, because the setter will simply enter each correctly guessed letter (including any duplicates) into the first available space(s) in the outline, except for the first letter of each word which will be correctly placed. At some point, there will be enough letters to create scope for a guess at the answer by unscrambling them, or at least that is the general idea...

Please read the instructions carefully as these are not the usual rules of the traditional game, nor are they the same as those on any of the previous threads. Hopefully everything is reasonably clear, but please do not hesitate to ask for help or clarification.

The rules

(i) The setter puts up the outline of a word or a short well-known expression in blank (so that all the other players know are the numbers of words and of letters in each word) together with an indication of the nature or category of the word/expression. An 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: it is entirely up to the setter.

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

(iii) The setter enters into the outline any correctly guessed letter, but only in its correct position if it is the first letter of a word: otherwise the letter and any repetition of it will simply be placed in the first available empty space (which might entirely coincidentally be its correct position).

(iv) Meanwhile the setter also starts to add the hanged person to the gallows with one step for each incorrectly guessed letter or position of letter. Seven steps are needed to complete the victim (head, body, right leg, left leg, right arm, left arm, face).

(v) Someone posts another two (or more) letter guesses and/or a guess at the correct position in the outline of at least one of the already posted letters, and so on. There is nothing to prevent the same person from posting consecutive guesses, or even hogging an entire game, but please have some consideration for other addicts! snicker

(vi) Players are allowed to try to guess individual words of an answer consisting of more than one word. However, such a guess will be treated as separate letter or position guesses for each blank space in the word (which could therefore prove expensive if the guess is wrong). eek

(vii) At any stage anyone can try to guess the whole word/expression, and a wrong word/expression guess results in two steps towards the completion of the picture. evil

(viii) Any letter appearing in its correct position (whether coincidentally or as a result of a correct position guess) will be shown in bold italic.

(ix) The setter wins if the picture of the hanged person is completed: otherwise the person to correctly guess the word/expression is the winner, and hopefully then sets the next word/expression. Don't be afraid to have a go: there is plenty of help available if you have any difficulty, and you can always edit your way out of any errors.

Note for setters on creating the picture of the gallows and hanged person

The picture steps (kindly contributed by Pandora) are in a photobucket album on the internet which are accessed by using one of the urls (web addresses) below, and here's how you do it:

In the full reply screen one of the option buttons across the top is "enter an image" which then offers you a choice of various image positions to insert followed by a dialogue box for a url.

You just copy and paste the url you need, deleting and replacing (using the edit process) as you go through the game and want to change the picture.

[I have been using the position "non-floating image" and have not fully understand the difference between that and the various "floating image" options. Feel free to experiment as it's just a bit of fun!]

The urls

The gallows, in place at the start of the game
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/G4.gif

Step one, the head of the condemned person
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H1.gif

Step two, the body
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H2.gif

Step three, the right leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H3.gif

Step four, the left leg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H4.gif

Step five, the right arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H5.gif

Step six, the left arm
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H6.gif

Step seven, the face of death devilhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H10.gif



Let's see how this one goes... crazy
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/05/13 01:18 PM

R A W H I D E (one word of 7 letters) TV series - guessed by Manxman

Wrong guesses: NTSOM
Steps remaining: 2


Give someone enough rope... zombie

Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/05/13 06:19 PM

Nice twist on the game Lex! wave

E N
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/06/13 04:34 AM

One hit, one miss! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/06/13 08:45 AM

T, R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version (give it a try!) - 05/06/13 09:00 AM

And another one of each! smile
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version (give it a try!) - 05/06/13 10:05 AM

I,S

wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version (give it a try!) - 05/06/13 10:42 AM

Same again! smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version (give it a try!) - 05/06/13 02:50 PM

O M
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version (give it a try!) - 05/06/13 03:04 PM

Both misses I'm afraid Bob.

We might need some extra lives in this format!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/06/13 03:31 PM

A, D wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version (give it a try!) - 05/06/13 05:19 PM

Both good! thumbsup
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version (give it a try!) - 05/06/13 05:39 PM

W, H smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/07/13 03:42 AM

Both good, and you obviously have it figured out! smile

As a refinement, I think that if the first letter of a word is guessed, that should be correctly placed: otherwise this version may be reasonably amusing. Of course, others may hold a different view...
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/07/13 11:41 AM

I think this is a good version the way that it is. I might be wrong, but from what I remember, there's only been one instance where the setter stumped everyone through all versions that have been used in the Hangman thread so far. I think this is getting closer to the right amount of challenge necessary for the puzzle.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/07/13 01:25 PM

In order to move on.....Rawhide smile
I like this version too Lex, let's try it a few more times and then decide smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/07/13 03:02 PM

I like it too. I think it's an improvement over regular hangman. I would be in favor of a small tweak to assist in letter location, something like what Lex suggested. Otherwise it feels a bit like random letter guessing for a while.

But, it has been only one game so far. Let's see how it goes. [/ramble]
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/07/13 03:52 PM

Thanks for the input guys: I am putting in that one tweak about the first letter of a word, but subject to that let's try another.




M A C K * T H E * K N I F E (three words 4,3,5) music title - guessed by BobH
Wrong guesses: RSLO
Steps remaining: 3

Just hangin' around... zombie



Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/07/13 04:24 PM

E T
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/07/13 05:43 PM

Two good ones! smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/08/13 11:05 AM

N H
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/08/13 03:21 PM

Two more on target.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/08/13 03:45 PM

Well, might as well put the E in place. My guess is one E at the end of the second word. smile

And let's add A I
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/08/13 03:52 PM

Successful on all counts! smile

That refinement may have made it too easy...
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/09/13 06:30 PM

Maybe yes, maybe no Lex. I still don't have any idea of the other words.

R S
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/10/13 03:23 PM

Two misses: that's more encouraging! wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/10/13 05:43 PM

L, O wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/10/13 05:46 PM

M K happydance
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/10/13 05:51 PM

No luck for MxM, but I think Bob's getting there with two which score! smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/10/13 07:27 PM

Mack the Knife smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/10/13 08:01 PM

Nice one BobH smile I'm beginning to understand the rules now whistle
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/11/13 04:21 AM

thumbsup

Another music title:


B O H E M I A N * R H A P S O D Y (two words 8,8) - guessed by Manxman


Wrong guesses: T
Steps remaining: 6

Just doin' the Gallows Walk... zombie


Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/11/13 08:14 AM

E T wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/11/13 08:30 AM

One out of two. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/11/13 08:46 AM

Another shot.... O, H wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/11/13 08:54 AM

Good choices!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/11/13 02:05 PM

Time for a guess
Bohemian Rhapsody smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/11/13 03:04 PM

Right on the money! thumbsup

Do you want to take a turn or shall I set another?
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 12:52 AM

Thanks Lex. I'll give it a try...

S E V E N * S P A N I S H * A N G E L S (3 word song title) Solved by Lex bravo

Wrong guesses:TRD
Steps remaining:4



Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 03:28 AM

A, E and T smile

Are you putting the correct guesses in the words in which they occur? I had not planned on being that helpful, but it could be a good alternative to correct placement of the first letter of each word! wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 08:05 AM

2 good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 08:12 AM

L, R and S
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 08:13 AM

2 good ones smile

sorry with all the edits. Just working out the kinks woozy
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 08:21 AM

D and I. smile

(Ideally, first and any other correctly placed letters are to be shown in bold)
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 08:24 AM

one good smile

Thanks Lex, I will do that
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 08:34 AM

N and V
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 08:47 AM

2 more good ones. Hopefully I have put in all the letters with the correct ones bolded crazy
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 08:52 AM

It's all looking good! smile

G and H.

Also, the first word must be SEVEN.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 08:58 AM

Looks like you have it Lex smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 09:13 AM

in fact, I haven't, apart from the first word! I just thought that with all those Ns and Ss, a G and/or an H were on the cards... now all I have to do is work out where the letters actually belong. lol
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 09:33 AM

So sorry Lex. I had one too many N's so there is still one more letter to find. Hope this helps rather than hinders (and I snuck another bold letter in). blush
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 10:25 AM

Mrs Lex and I were going crazy here trying to work this out and we still are! lol

I suspected that the E probably needed to be in bold and that the last word is ANGELS, and I now see that the whole answer must be SEVEN SPANISH ANGELS (not a a song with which I was familiar, but not a surprise as a country music title!).

Thanks for the game: it was fun to play it in more or less real time.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 11:23 AM

thumbsup Willie Nelson is one of my all time favourites. Well done Mr and Mrs Lex smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 11:46 AM

I quite enjoy some of Willie's stuff, but on the whole, country music has to rock a bit more for my tastes.

Here's another music title:


L O V E * M I N U S * Z E R O * N O * L I M I T (five words 4,5,4,2,5) guessed by Manxman

Wrong guesses: HAG
Steps remaining: 4


Blowing in the wind... zombie

Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 01:09 PM

T E wave
(4,5,4,2,5) think
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 02:45 PM

Correct on all counts! oops
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 02:48 PM

H R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 03:44 PM

Only one good.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 03:50 PM

A, I (is the R in bold--I can't tell) smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 03:56 PM

One good, and I'll do bold italics for extra clarity (the R is not bold, and was therefore one letter too early...!). smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 03:59 PM

Thanks Lex, G O wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 04:07 PM

One good, and correct about the position of the R: it's getting late in the day...
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 04:18 PM

L, N wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 05:14 PM

Both good, and I suspect you've cracked it! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 05:22 PM

Not yet but that helped. Just thought that with all the o's and i's they were a good choice smile The 4 letter word ending in o is stumping me a bit
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 05:35 PM

M and the fourth word is NO smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 05:43 PM

Both good, and getting hard to keep track of all the letters! I had short changed you by an N, but I think they're all present and correct now.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/12/13 05:48 PM

getting close now....V, Z, S smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/13/13 04:13 AM

All three correct. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/13/13 07:37 AM

It all seems to fit mathematically, however I have never heard of the title.....
Love Minus Zero, No Limit smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/13/13 08:19 AM

Correct: it's a Bob Dylan love song from about 1965, also memorably covered by Joan Baez and others. smile

You may well recognise the song but never have known the title!

"My love she speaks like silence without ideals or violence, she doesn't have to say she's faithful, yet she's true like ice, like fire..."

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Love+Minus+Zero+YouTube&FORM=VQFRVP#x0y0
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/13/13 09:12 AM

Ah yes. Thanks for the vintage Dylan link Lex smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/13/13 04:58 PM

J A I L H O U S E * R O C K (2 word song title) solved by Lex bravo

Incorrect Letters: T N M
Steps Left:4


Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/13/13 06:07 PM

I R
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/13/13 08:20 PM

both good thumbsup
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/14/13 03:53 AM

O and T smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/14/13 08:23 AM

one good wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/14/13 09:49 AM

E S
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/14/13 12:45 PM

C and K
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/14/13 02:36 PM

All good Cue and Lex bravo
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/14/13 03:09 PM

Okay, I'll put O,C and K into the second word to make it ROCK.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/14/13 05:32 PM

Good Lex wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/15/13 12:56 AM

N A wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/15/13 09:02 AM

The A is good. wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/15/13 09:49 AM

L and M
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/15/13 11:42 AM

the L is good wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/15/13 01:05 PM

P and D
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/15/13 02:28 PM

Being a bit slow here: couldn't get Crocodile Rock out of my head and obviously not that, but it is Jailhouse Rock! grin
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/15/13 03:27 PM

Good one Lex. I was still waiting for enough letters to even hazard a guess.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/15/13 06:20 PM

Well done Lex. You're the King. smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/15/13 08:37 PM

Would that make him Lex Rex?
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/16/13 06:43 AM

Thanks guys. smile

I am happy to set another one, perhaps on a new thread, but I am wondering whether we should give it a rest for a while as there seem to only be three of us regularly involved, with Cue occasionally trying a pot.

If you are sufficiently interested, no reason why we should not continue as a small and exclusive club!

I am also wondering whether the first letter rule should be abandoned to make the game a bit more challenging (as it was at the start of this thread).

Any thoughts?
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/16/13 07:14 AM

I like the Hangman thread and would have solved this one yesterday but I knew that I might not be around long enough to post a new puzzle. I'm all for more challenging. lol
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/16/13 07:25 AM

I agree with Cue smile Let's keep it going and maybe more gameboomers will join in again. Challenging is always good smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangman revisited - the jumbled version - 05/16/13 11:20 AM

Thanks boys.

I'll sort out a new thread a little later: Cue, no time pressure on postings here, however frustrating that may prove for some (especially in different time zones)! wink

Now done, as HANGMANAGRAMS!