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What Is Hangman?

Hangman is a general knowledge quiz based on the classic Hangman game. The objective of the game is to win cash prizes by correctly answering a series of general knowledge questions, to complete a mystery phrase. Each correct answer adds a letter to the phrase. Each completed phrase advances you along the award bar. The further you progress along the bar, the greater the prizes.

The questions in each game will become progressively more challenging as the award bar is advanced. You’ll need to be quick on the draw; a limit is placed on the time allowed to answer each question.

How to Play Hangman

Begin the game by pressing PLAY. The stake is fixed at €1 or currency equivalent. First you must choose a clue. You have a choice of three clues that give a hint as to what the phrase might be. The value (in points) is shown on each.

Once you have selected a clue, the letter category screen is shown.

The complete phrase is shown blanked out and three letters below the phrase, each letter corresponding to a category.

The following standard question categories are offered:

  • Science and Nature
  • A-Z
  • Entertainment
  • Pot Luck
  • Sport
  • Pop Music
  • People and Places

Select a letter that you think may be in the phrase, One, two or all three of the letters may be in the phrase. You are then asked a question on the chosen category. You will be offered a multiple-choice question in your chosen category with 3 possible answers A, B or C.

If you answer correctly the chosen letter is placed in the relevant position in the mystery phrase. You will then be offered another three letters and the process is repeated until the phrase is complete.

Points and Prizes
Once the mystery phrase has been solved, you will be awarded points, which accumulate on a "Points Bar" leading to prizes. Awards can be won via the "Points Bar". The "Points Bar" will increment across the top of the screen scrolling from left to right and eventually reaching collectable cash values.

Once a cash value has been reached, you may collect, or continue playing on for further prizes. Current winnings are shown in red near the centre of the game screen.

If you choose a letter that isn’t part of the mystery phrase, a "limb" is added to the Hangman icon. Six incorrect letter choices will increment six "limbs" to the hangman, completing and lynching the hangman, which results in "Game Over".

An incorrectly answered question will also result in "Game Over" unless you have a "Try Again" available (represented by bullets in the top left of the game screen). Try again will let you try to answer the question again. The game begins with one "Try Again" already awarded and a maximum of up to 3 can be collected at any one time via the mystery "?" symbol round.

Time Limit
You must take care to answer the questions within the time limit represented by the timer bar at the bottom of the game window. If you fail to answer on time the game is over.If you fail to choose a clue or letter within the time limit one will be chosen at random for you.

Mystery symbol Options
Occasionally one of the letters on the letter category screen will be replaced by a "?" mystery symbol. If you select a mystery symbol, you are offered a skill choice on one of 12 outcomes:

  • Award Try Again (Bullet) – 1 try again is added.
  • Cash Prize (Money Bag) – Pays a random cash spot prize.
  • Lose Try Again - A Try Again is lost.
  • Add a Limb - Adds a limb to the Hangman icon.
  • Extra Points: - Adds a bonus number of points to the point’s bar upon completion of the phrase.
  • Lynched - Completes the hangman icon. Game Over. Any normal winnings are lost.
  • Bonus Letters - A number of letters are offered which may or may not be in the phrase.
  • Add A Letter - A single letter is added to the phrase.
  • Super Try Again (2 Bullets) - Two Try Agains are added.
  • Boot Hill – Game Over. Any normal winnings are lost.
  • Complete Phrase – Completes the current phrase.

Four of the above mystery options will be shown on the screen. They will then hide themselves and shuffle around the screen. Watch closely, you should try to pick the option most valuable to you, not all of them are good!

Bonus Rolling Jackpot
Certain Clues, Letters & Mystery Symbols randomly have a gold nugget attached to them. These contribute towards winning the Rolling Jackpot. This is a bonus prize that is awarded if you collect the number of gold nugget questions indicated. Beware! Whilst selecting a letter with a gold nugget attached will reduce the nuggets needed to win the jackpot the letter itself may not necessarily be part of the phrase. In this scenario you will lose a "Try Again" or maybe even the game if none are available. If the letter IS part of the phrase you will still be required to answer the subsequent question.

If you win the jackpot, you can still continue to play for further prizes. The rolling jackpot is never gambled, if won this is yours no matter what happens later in the game. The jackpot amount is shown in white next to the hangman icon.

You can collect your current winnings at the letter selection stage by pressing COLLECT in the top left of the game screen. When you win a prize you have the option to collect or continue. If you continue then you gamble your current normal winnings against potential bigger prizes further in the game. Upon collecting winnings will automatically be added to your account.

The game is over when you win €10 in normal prizes, collect any winnings, do not answer a question within the time limit, accumulate six limbs on the Hangman or select "Boot Hill" from the mystery symbols stage.

Real Play/Demo Play
Please note that for security reasons the Demo play version of Hangman only contains a limited selection of the questions found in Real Play. Additionally Demo play is designed to easily introduce you to the various features of the game. Therefore the difficulty of winning both jackpot and normal prizes may vary between Demo and Real Play.


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Specific Games Rules for the Hangman ("Hangman Conditions")

1. Hangman is played subject to these Hangman Conditions as well as the Terms of the Site and (where relevant) General Rules. The Terms of the Site and Ladbrokes' General Rules will apply to any situations not covered by these Hangman Conditions but, in the event of any inconsistency, these rules will prevail. By playing the Hangman Game you agree to be bound by these HangMan Conditions, the Terms of the Site and the General Rules (where relevant).

2. Hangman is the name given by Ladbrokes to betting on correctly answering a series of multiple-choice general knowledge questions for a fixed stake to complete phrases with the objective of winning cash prizes.

3. The maximum payout (meaning the aggregate winnings including returned stakes) for Hangman in any 24-hour period to any individual customer (including any other person accessing the Hangman Game using your user identification) or to any group of customers acting together is €100,000.

4. The game is over when you win €10 in normal prizes, collect any winnings, do not answer a question within the time limit, accumulate six limbs on the Hangman or select "Boot Hill" from the mystery symbols stage.

5. Questions are constantly updated and are drawn from the following categories:

  • Science and Nature
  • A-Z
  • Entertainment
  • Pot Luck
  • Sport
  • Pop Music
  • People and Places

6. The game takes place 'on demand'. Therefore, notwithstanding anything in the Terms of the Site or General Rules, you will not receive a confirmation message in order for your bet to be valid.

7. Hangman bets cannot be combined with any other betting event, nor may 2 or more draws be combined in accumulative bets.

8. Payouts quoted and bets offered may be altered from time to time.

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