A More Politically-Correct Version of Hangman?

I’ve enjoyed being a mentor to new web developers over the past few years. One of the many ways I’ve done this is through running workshops on introductory JavaScript concepts here in Portland.

Right now I’m working on some curriculum where we build very simple games. The goal of one particular lesson I’m working on teaches students how to use arrays through word games—specifically hangman. It’s a lot of fun to make and based on an example I made for a different class a couple years ago.

One thing that’s giving me pause is my concern that the name has a lot of politically-incorrect connotations. They may not be entirely founded, but I understand the perception. For that reason I did a little Googling to see if there were any politically-correct takes on hangman.

Here’s what I found:

Here are some of my own:

Have your own suggestions?

Find a typo?

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