More Hangmanagrams

Posted by: Lex

More Hangmanagrams - 06/28/13 03:33 PM

welcome A slight twist on this old schooldays word guessing game to gently tickle your grey cells. Here, 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. 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 reasonably 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, but please give enough of a hint to narrow the category.

(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). The space for the first letter of each word is therefore left blank until that letter is correctly guessed.

(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.

(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, but without any indication of whether any of the individual letters or words guessed are correct. evil

(viii) Any letter appearing in its correct position (whether coincidentally or as a result of a correct position guess, or because it is the first letter of a word) will be shown in bold italic.

(ix) Apostrophes will not be shown, and any s following an apostrophe will be counted as part of the word which it follows (so that for instance Wayne's World would be two words 6,5).

(x) 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"]

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 devil http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/PandoraSD/Hangman/H10.gif


Go on, release your inner child and make a fool of yourself! wink


BobH is up next...
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/28/13 05:02 PM

A big thanks to Manxman for dropping that last one in my lap. smile

This is a 20th century author - 5, 6


I S A A C * A S I M O V - guessed by manxman


wrong guesses: E R T D N
steps left: 2


Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/28/13 06:04 PM

E and R.
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/28/13 06:59 PM

Two misses Lex.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/28/13 07:28 PM

You're very welcome BobH smile

A, T
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 03:28 AM

You got A manxman, times 3 and two in the right spot.
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 04:12 AM

How about D and N?
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 04:48 AM

Sorry Lex, no D or N
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 05:54 AM

I and S. grin
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 05:57 AM

Both good Lex! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 09:15 AM

Isaac Asimov grin
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 02:18 PM

You got it manxman, and apologies to Lex for leaving out one of the I's after his guess. This game calls for more diligence by the setter.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 04:03 PM

Thanks BobH. Yes diligence is needed. I once told Lex that one of his letters was wrong and it wasn't. That really prolonged the puzzle smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 05:19 PM

_ I N N * O _ * _ _ _ _ _ _ (three-word TV series 4,2,6) smile

wrong guesses:
steps left: 7

Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 05:47 PM

I and O.
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 05:48 PM

Just got beat by Lex.

Hmm...maybe you took mine too...

It was I and N
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 05:51 PM

Lex two good choices
BobH two good choices (one same as Lex) smile

Sorry, I got confused. woozy I think it is right now smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/29/13 11:06 PM

King of Queens grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 12:15 AM

That's it BobH bravo
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 12:31 AM

Thank you manxman, we did get lucky with our first letters.

This is another author, this time contemporary - 4, 9


T O N Y * H I L L E R M A N - guessed by manxman


wrong guesses: D
steps left: 6

Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 07:40 AM

O and N.

BTW if you find yourself posting letters already just posted by someone else, it is okay to change you guess. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 09:23 AM

E, R wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 09:59 AM

Off to a great start guys. All four are good. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 10:39 AM

T and Y.
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 10:51 AM

Good again Lex.
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 01:31 PM

A and D.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 03:18 PM

H, L wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 08:13 PM

Impressive! Only one wrong guess and it looks like you are closing in on it. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 06/30/13 10:28 PM

Tony Hillerman wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/01/13 01:07 AM

That's the one manxman. It's all yours.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/01/13 09:32 AM

Thanks BobH wave

YOGI BEAR (guessed by Lex thumbsup ) (2 word name of a cartoon character 4,4 taz)

incorrect guesses:
steps left 7

Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/01/13 11:32 PM

O and R
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/02/13 08:59 AM

Both good. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/02/13 09:11 AM

B and E. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/02/13 12:57 PM

Two good ones. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/02/13 02:02 PM

So it's Yogi Bear!
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/02/13 05:21 PM

Hey Hey BooBoo, you win the pic-a-nic basket lol
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/03/13 03:30 PM

This time it's a single word, a noun which also happens to be a film title grin - 11 letters:

PERFORMANCE - guessed by Manxman

Wrong guesses: IST
Steps left: 4

Please allow me to introduce myself... devil

Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/03/13 07:24 PM

I and S
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/03/13 09:31 PM

E, T wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/04/13 09:41 AM

E is good! grin
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/04/13 02:50 PM

O, N wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/04/13 03:24 PM

Both good Bob, and I should have previously (and now have) shown one E as being in the correct position. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/04/13 06:19 PM

R, A wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/05/13 03:00 AM

Both on target! smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/05/13 04:04 AM

P, M
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/05/13 06:48 AM

Yes to both, anyone might think that you know the answer!
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/05/13 08:12 AM

Performance grin
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/05/13 10:03 AM


thumbsup

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3qgmVb4-kU
Posted by: soot

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/05/13 10:26 AM

Oh my .. that is a blast from the past yes
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/05/13 11:40 AM

Thanks Lex wave

HIGH ANXIETY guessed by Cue

incorrect guesses: D, O, R, L, S, M, C
steps left: 0 devil

Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/05/13 03:34 PM

A and N.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/05/13 04:01 PM

Both good. smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/06/13 03:47 AM

D and E. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/06/13 02:17 PM

E is good wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/06/13 04:19 PM

O, R smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/06/13 06:12 PM

Sorry, neither is good BobH wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/07/13 03:42 AM

I and L.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/07/13 10:46 AM

I is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/07/13 02:07 PM

G and S.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/07/13 02:12 PM

G is good smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/07/13 03:22 PM

T and M
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/07/13 03:24 PM

T is good smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/09/13 01:19 AM

C and H think headscratch
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/09/13 10:22 AM

H is very wavegood
Posted by: Cue

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/09/13 01:34 PM

High Anxiety
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/09/13 04:59 PM

Well done Cue thumbsup Would you like to do the honours for the next puzzle?
Posted by: Cue

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 07:23 AM

Thanks, manxman. I'll give 'er a go.

B I L L I E / H O L I D A Y (singer) Solved by manxman

WRONG GUESSES: N R C
STEPS REMAINING: 4

Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 09:09 AM

E, R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 09:29 AM

A and N. smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 10:26 AM

One apiece for each of you. thumbsup
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 01:03 PM

C,L wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 01:45 PM

One yes, one no smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 02:10 PM

B, I wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 02:24 PM

Two hits, manxman bravo
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 02:57 PM

Billie Holiday smile
Posted by: Cue

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 04:46 PM

I figured you had it based on you letter selections. Good solve, manxman wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 05:21 PM

Thanks Cue wave

D E A A R S S S * F _ _ _ _ (2 word movie title 8,5)

incorrect guesses: T, O
steps left: 5
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/10/13 11:32 PM

E T (phone home)
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/11/13 09:06 AM

E is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/11/13 02:24 PM

A and R. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/11/13 03:27 PM

both good Lex thumbsup
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/12/13 01:42 PM

O and S smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/12/13 02:57 PM

S is very good smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/12/13 03:22 PM

D and F.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/12/13 04:04 PM

Excellent. grin
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/12/13 05:40 PM

Darkness Falls eek
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/12/13 05:50 PM

That's it Lex bravo Watch out for the tooth fairy scared
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/13/13 04:30 AM

This one's the title of a book (a thriller) also made into a film - two words 5,6 :


B A A N _ * S _ _ _ _ _


Wrong guesses: TE
Steps remaining: 5


Just waitin' and hopin'....zombie


Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/13/13 10:27 AM

T, E wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/13/13 11:05 AM

Nary a one! grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/13/13 12:49 PM

Well, that eliminates a lot of possibles lol

How about A, N wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/13/13 01:17 PM

Both good.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/13/13 01:29 PM

B, S wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/13/13 06:06 PM

Two too good! wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/13/13 06:17 PM

Black Sunday wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/14/13 02:18 AM

That's the one! Thomas Harris is still probably my favourite author: not only great stories but wonderfully well crafted writing.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/14/13 09:11 AM

Agreed Lex, I enjoyed his series on Hannibal Lecter scared
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/14/13 09:18 AM

VALKYRIE guessed by Lex (one word movie title)

incorrect guesses: O, S, T, D, N, C, M, B, F
steps left: 0 zombie

Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/14/13 09:44 AM

A and O.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/14/13 09:46 AM

A is a very good choice smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/14/13 11:41 AM

R and E.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/14/13 12:09 PM

Two for two smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/14/13 03:21 PM

I and L.
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/14/13 03:48 PM

One would think that you have it smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/18/13 12:06 PM

Lex, you were cruising along wink
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/18/13 12:08 PM

Thanks for the bump manxman, this slipped off my radar. smile

S and T
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/18/13 01:44 PM

Good to see you back BobH. waveUnfortunately neither guess is good tho. smile The bump post was intended to be helpful grin
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/18/13 01:47 PM

D, N
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/18/13 01:48 PM

Sorry BobH smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/18/13 11:02 PM

Let's go back one... C, M
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/18/13 11:45 PM

No, sorry BobH devil
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/20/13 04:29 AM

I've been otherwise engaged for a couple of days and I see that meanwhile Bob has been hanged! I don't know what the answer is yet, but will guess guess B and F from beyond the grave... grin
Posted by: BobH

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/20/13 05:21 AM

I will be away myself for a couple weeks while I get outa Dodge and regain some sanity. crazy

Hopefully we will have this word by the time I get back. rotfl

luck
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/20/13 11:46 AM

Sorry Lex. wave Think WWII smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/20/13 05:34 PM

Not one with which I was familiar, but by a process of elimination and google - Valkyrie!
Posted by: manxman

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/20/13 07:08 PM

thumbsup Lex wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: More Hangmanagrams - 07/21/13 03:31 AM

Of course, strictly speaking you should have to set another because you won! lol However I am happy to relieve you of your "prize" and I will set the next one on a new thread.

We need to think of some sort of additional forfeit for the loser or bonus for the winner: perhaps there should be a bonus free guess for use in a subsequent game for a setter who successfully hangs the other participants. On the other hand, perhaps there should be a penalty for setting anything too obscure (not that Valkyrie comes into that category)...