Instructions for Playing Hangman

    1. Play individually or in groups. 
    2. Have the student select a letter of the alphabet.
    3. If the letter is contained in the word/phrase, the group or individual takes another turn guessing a letter.  To reveal a letter (depending on which slide template is used), either:
      1. Click on the square with appropriate letter in it to reveal the letter within the word/phrase (used with slides 1 and 2)
      2. Click on the letter in the alphabet area which will then trigger the letter to be revealed if it is contained in the word/phrase or change the color of the Try Again button indicating that the letter is not contained in the word/phrase (used with slide 3).
    4. If the letter is not contained in the word/phrase, click the Try Again button, a portion of the hangman is added. 
    5. The game continues until:
      1. the word/phrase is guessed (all letters are revealed) – WINNER or,
      2. all the parts of the hangman are displayed – LOSER

    Checklist for Updating Words/Phrases – Hangman


    Listed below are the areas to check when updating the word/phrase on a slide:

    • Change the letters in the squares used for the word/phrase
    • Update the custom animation triggers on the squares of the letters used for the word/phrase that is trying to be guessed
    • If using slide 3, update the custom animation on the squares of the alphabet letters that are being used
    • If using slide 3, update the custom animation on the squares of the alphabet letters that are not being used

    Modification Suggestions:

    • Shade squares not used in a different color.
    • Add/change body parts of the hangman.
    • Add/change sound effects.
    • Change custom animation effects.

    Instructions for copying Hangman file 

    Play Hangman (PowerPoint)