Hangman (Spelling) for the Atari 2600 is a digital adaptation of the classic word-guessing game Hangman. Players aim to identify a word chosen by the computer or another player by suggesting one letter at a time. Each correct letter guessed is displayed on the screen in its proper position within the word. However, if a player guesses a letter not present in the word, they move one step closer to being “hung.”
After 11 incorrect guesses, the game ends. Players earn a point for each word they successfully complete. The game offers various difficulty settings that affect the number of letters in the words, providing an adjustable challenge for players of all skill levels. Hangman (Spelling) can be enjoyed in single-player mode or with two players, with the option for one player to create the words for the other to guess, adding a personal touch to the gameplay.