Hangman Instructions

Want to Make Your Own Hangman Game?

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template

  • Make a copy of this template. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)
  • Edit the Puzzle terms.
    • Use as many terms as you wish
    • Terms will be randomly shuffled and presented sequentially.
    • The list will start over once all the terms have been played.
  • Select the style of game from the options in cell A2.
    • Classic Hangman allows six guesses; Flower Power allows seven guesses; Bomb Squad allows eight guesses; and Apple Picking allows nine guesses.
    • (Students do not have the option of changing this setting.)
  • Add a title or theme for your hangman game by changing the name of the worksheet (at the bottom).
  • Do not edit any cell with a blue background.

Step 2: Publish Your Spreadsheet

  • Go to File, Publish to the Web…, then click Publish.

Step 3: Get Your Flippity.net Link

  • Click on the Get the Link Here tab of the template (at the bottom).
  • Click on the Flippity.net link to view your Hangman game.

Step 4: Bookmark and Share

  • Bookmark the page to find it again quickly.
  • Share the Flippity.net link with anyone you want to play Hangman.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there anything I should know about special letters and characters?

  • All puzzles and guesses are automatically switched to uppercase.
  • Puzzles may include multiple words separated by spaces.
  • The following characters will be revealed automatically when the puzzle loads: ().',-+=?!"
  • Any other characters, including foreign language characters, may be used in puzzles but players will need to be able to type them.