Designed specifically for those spelling lists from school

Appymall - 'Spelling Hangman is a neat app for practicing spelling lists. Parents or teachers can add their own spelling list for children to work on, add audio, choose to lock their lists under "lock configuration" with a password and get kids practicing. In the app, the first word is spoken, and can be repeated by hitting the arrow at the bottom, and kids practice spelling it by using the keyboard at the right. The app plays like a traditional game of hangman, when a letter is missed a piece of the picture shows up, and if the entire word is missed, the word is shown. I like now customizable the app is, with adding your own words and lists, it makes it appropriate for a wider range of students. The voice detection is good, which can be an issue. I would like to see a better hint system in future updates, but overall this is a solid app that I would recommend. I saw no links, ads, or IAPs.' 4 stars

EducationalAppStore - 'Spelling Hangman is a fun and easy to use app that will come in handy for young children when preparing for spelling classes. It’s fair to say that the app can be easily used in the classroom and incorporated in the regular curricula. The app receives a 4 star EAS Certification and with a few tweaks from the developer it can become a 5 star app!'

iMums - 'I would recommend this app, for sure! I believe it could be useful within the therapy room, as a center in the general education classroom, or as a reward in a special education classroom, just to name a few. This is such a great tool to be used to functionally practice spelling words, or “word study” words as we call them! I feel this app has great potential and with the few things worked out, it would be a 5-star app! I was incredibly impressed with the app and had I known the few things I discovered, I would certainly have rated it higher!' - 4.5 stars

Spelling Hangman is a fun and easy way to prepare for weekly school spelling tests.

To create your own tests, enter and record each of the spellings, then play a hangman style game with 'sneaky peeks' to help the learning process.

You will enter each letter of the word in the correct order, but watch out, if you make a mistake, hangman will start to appear. Stuck? - press and hold the 'Sneaky Peek' button to look at the word. It might sound like cheating, but each 'Sneaky Peek' adds a hangman stage.

When you have finished your test, check your scores. High scores will be saved for you to try and beat next time.

Spelling Hangman can also be used as a any language, for which you have a keyboard, to English vocab tester.
Tests may be shared between devices using Airdrop, iMessage or eMail.

Emma Mils is a participant of the Moms with Apps Know What’s Inside® program, a part of ACT | The App Association. This program is dedicated to helping family-friendly app developers implement best practices around privacy and comply with new privacy rules including the new COPPA rules that took effect July 1st. The program provides developers with guidance on best practices, but requires each developer to implement those best practices in order to display the Know What’s Inside® seal on their apps.

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What’s New


Fix for when device display is set to dark mode - text wasn't showing up
Added support for iPad Air (4th generation)

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

John Stockett ,

It works... kind of.

I wanted to find a hangman game where I could write my own words - and it does that.

However, you should be aware of the following:
- it doesn’t show you how many letters are in the word you are guessing
- it doesn’t accept a letter unless it is the NEXT letter in the word (so if I guess “s” and it is in the word, but not until the end... it is counted as a mistake)
- it doesn’t show you what letters have already been guessed

It feels more like a spelling app than it does a hangman app. If you’re looking for hangman, I would NOT suggest this app.

Developer Response ,

Dear John. Thank you for the comments. Yes, it is more of a spelling test app, hence 'Spelling Hangman' instead of 'Hangman'. It was written for my son so that he could test his weekly word list, but as a game to make it fun. I wanted him to enter the letters as he would in the test. Showing the letters that have been used is a nice idea though.

sacstephmom16 ,

Fun way to learn weekly spelling words.

My son was having a hard time with his weekly spelling words, so I downloaded this game and he loves it. Can’t wait to see how his tests turn out. Easy to input words.

Smritilu ,

So Crappy!

This app is a scam! This app does not have any words in it!! You have to add your own words to it and for that you have to pay 2 Bucks!!!

Buy it only if you have time to add words!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for trying out Spelling Hangman. I'm sorry that it didn't meet your expectations. I wrote Spelling Hangman for my son in order to create a fun way to learn the weekly spelling lists that he received from school. It really worked for him so I wanted to make it available for other children to use. There are no preset words because I wanted to keep it specific and simple to configure. However I have received various requests to add some words so this is something I may add in the future. Please note though that it is possible to share word lists with other people. This will save some time. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss in further detail.

App Privacy

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