Hangmanagrams

Posted by: Lex

Hangmanagrams - 07/21/13 03:43 AM

welcome A slight twist on the old schooldays word guessing game to gently tickle your grey cells. Here, the guessers start off by building 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...

Rather than being limited to a single word the puzzle will often be a title or character, adding a flavour of the game of charades.

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). [If having to do this deters you from playing, feel free not to bother.]

(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) The setter keeps score by posting a list of wrong guesses and the number of steps remaining.

(vii) 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

(viii) 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

(ix) 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.

(x) Apostrophes will not be shown, and any letter 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).

(xi) 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
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/21/13 04:00 AM

A play in one word of 9 letters:

Pygmalion guessed by Manxman


Wrong guesses: ER
Steps remaining: 5

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones... zombie

Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/21/13 09:22 AM

E, R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/21/13 11:47 AM

An absence of both! grin
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/21/13 12:31 PM

I, O smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/21/13 05:47 PM

The presence of both. thumbsup
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/21/13 09:29 PM

Yea smile How about P, M smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/22/13 03:47 AM

Both correct, and in the bag I think! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/22/13 08:25 AM

Pygmalion smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/22/13 08:28 AM

Correct! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/22/13 01:32 PM

Thank you Lex wave

KHALIL GIBRAN guessed by Lex bravo(20th century writer 6,6)

incorrect guesses: S,T,C,D,E,M
steps left: 1 zombie

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/22/13 02:23 PM

A and R.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/22/13 04:31 PM

both good thumbsup
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/23/13 08:07 AM

S and T
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/23/13 08:21 AM

Sorry Cue, both misses wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/23/13 09:49 AM

Ouch! N and C
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/23/13 12:09 PM

N is good smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/23/13 02:20 PM

D and E. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/23/13 03:05 PM

Sorry Lex. grin
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/25/13 07:56 AM

eek L and M
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/25/13 09:12 AM

L is good smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/27/13 03:45 AM

This is another probable hanging...struggling to fit a first name into that outline... how about B and I? headscratch
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/27/13 10:56 AM

Very good thumbsup
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/27/13 02:16 PM

Still alive, and the penny has dropped: Khalil Gibran! smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/27/13 07:31 PM

bravo Well done Lex.
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 08:14 AM

This one's a stage show and film in two words 8,5:

Expresso Bongo guessed by Manxman

Wrong guesses: T
Steps remaining: 6


I never see the people I know in the bright light of day... zombie


Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 09:34 AM

E, T smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 10:41 AM

One pretty good, one not so good. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 12:16 PM

R, O wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 12:49 PM

Looking a bit too good...
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 02:21 PM

S, B wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 02:28 PM

Two more on target!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 02:30 PM

A lesser known film Expresso Bongo smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 03:20 PM

Bingo! wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/28/13 03:40 PM

Thanks Lex wave

Leon Uris guessed by Lex (assist to Cue)(20th century writer)

incorrect guesses: J, A, T
steps left: 4

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/30/13 03:34 PM

J and A.
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/30/13 04:24 PM

You guys are GOOD! I've never heard of the author or the film. praise
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/30/13 04:30 PM

Sorry Lex, neither is good smile

Cue, you are more than welcome to join in happydance
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/30/13 04:44 PM

I'll stick a toe in...

E and R
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/30/13 05:27 PM

That's two good toes Cue bravo
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/31/13 03:59 PM

Hi Cue.

O and T. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/31/13 04:15 PM

O is good Lex wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/31/13 04:46 PM

S and N

Hi, Lex wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 07/31/13 05:42 PM

both good Cue wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/01/13 02:46 PM

L and U.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/01/13 04:45 PM

Perfect whistle
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/01/13 04:51 PM

Well, I have two strikes with Rog so I hope this isn't another. lol

I'll take a stab that the first name is Leon.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/01/13 04:53 PM

So far, so good Cue smile
now for the other half wink
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/01/13 05:44 PM

Still here?

Leon Uris. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/01/13 07:09 PM

Correct Lex. wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/02/13 10:31 AM

Good one, Lex. I don't know him either. I guess I'm not very well read. rolleyes
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/03/13 04:46 AM

Cue, google and wikipedia are very necessary tools in this game! lol

I had heard of Leon Uris but I am not sure that I have ever read any of his books. I recall Exodus being something of a blockbuster.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Uris

My next one is a country music instrumentalist, two words 5,7:

Jerry Douglas guessed by Manxman without losing a single step! bravo

Wrong guesses:
Steps remaining: 7


Walking to New Orleans... zombie



Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/03/13 12:51 PM

A E wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/03/13 12:59 PM

So far so good... smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/03/13 01:14 PM

D R wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/03/13 03:01 PM

Two more good ones.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/03/13 04:03 PM

O S wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/03/13 05:49 PM

And again!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/03/13 06:20 PM

G L smile
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/04/13 03:17 AM

Anyone would think you know the answer, and without a single wrong step! wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/04/13 10:13 AM

Lucky guesses happydance
Jerry Douglas
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/04/13 12:32 PM

Correct, and this is one of the albums currently sharing the honours in my car CD player:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BEST-KEPT-SECRET-JERRY-DOUGLAS/dp/B000AA4IOY/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_9
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/04/13 02:32 PM

Thank Lex. wave

KHARTOUM (one word movie title 8 letters)

incorrect guesses: E, I, N, L, D, S, P
steps left: 0 devil

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/04/13 03:03 PM

R and E.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/04/13 03:14 PM

R is good wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/04/13 03:41 PM

A and I.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/04/13 04:20 PM

A is good smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/05/13 02:36 AM

O and N. wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/05/13 09:35 AM

Hi BobH, welcome back to the hanging tree smile
O is good.
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/06/13 05:09 PM

L and D
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/06/13 05:25 PM

Sorry Bobh wave
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/07/13 03:36 PM

That rope is feeling mighty tight but here goes...

S and T.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/07/13 03:40 PM

T is good smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/08/13 11:55 PM

M and P think
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/09/13 08:21 AM

M is good wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/09/13 10:07 AM

Name of the movie was KHARTOUM smile

APRIL WINE guessed by Lex thumbsup(2 word name of a band)

incorrect guesses: S, D
steps left: 5

Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/10/13 04:42 AM

A and R. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/10/13 10:08 AM

Great start Lex thumbsup
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/10/13 05:00 PM

I and S
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/10/13 06:00 PM

I is good wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/12/13 11:31 PM

Hint: Canadian Rock Band wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/14/13 09:01 AM

L and N.

No idea of the name of this band - for some reason although Canada spawns a number of top musical talents (several of whom feature in my music collection), relatively few of them become well known in UK.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/14/13 09:39 AM

Both good Lex smile
Posted by: BobH

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/14/13 11:15 PM

P and D

The only one I can think of at the moment is Rush.
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/15/13 09:46 AM

P is good BobH wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/15/13 03:21 PM

I thought the first word might be April - the band is April Wine. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/15/13 04:10 PM

That's the one Lex thumbsup
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/17/13 04:02 AM

This one's a music title in five words - 5,3,3,4,4:

Willy and the Poor Boys by Creedance Clearwater Revival - guessed by Manxman


Wrong guesses: G
Steps remaining: 6

There must be some way out of here... zombie

Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/17/13 10:35 AM

T, E wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/17/13 12:02 PM

2/2. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/17/13 03:08 PM

R, A wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/18/13 04:51 AM

Two more good ones. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/18/13 10:25 AM

N, D, H wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/18/13 03:42 PM

3/3 - now for the perhaps trickier part... wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/18/13 03:54 PM

grin S, O wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/19/13 04:23 AM

Still not a single slip... cry
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/19/13 01:47 PM

Two words: and, the wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/19/13 02:32 PM

Still on target!
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/19/13 03:03 PM

L, I wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/20/13 03:39 AM

Still looking good. smile
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/20/13 09:28 AM

Very lucky so far smile However.....

G, P wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/20/13 01:54 PM

No G happydance
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/20/13 04:04 PM

B, Y wave
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/21/13 04:06 AM

Those guesses are both very fortunate, son! wink
Posted by: manxman

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/21/13 09:27 AM

smile Willy and the Poor Boys
Posted by: Lex

Re: Hangmanagrams - 08/21/13 03:10 PM

On the money! thumbsup

Let's go with a new thread if you're still game.