The TrueTrophies Hangman 2021 Community Challenge is now live

By Rich Stone,
Hangman has been one of our most popular Community Challenges, and given that it's been almost a year and a half since our last iteration of the event, we thought we'd get our awesome Community and Events Team to put their thinking caps on and come up with another set of game-related phrases for you to guess.

What is the TrueTrophies Hangman Community Challenge?

I'm sure most of you are aware of the basic premise of Hangman, but for those of you that aren't in the know, it's a classic word game where one player thinks of a word or phrase and draws a blank line to indicate each letter, whilst one or more other players try to guess the answer by asking what letters it contains. If a player guesses a letter correctly, the blank spaces are filled in. If a player chooses a letter that isn't present in the word or phrase, they get a strike, and part of a hangman is drawn. If the player guesses the word correctly they win, but if they choose eight letters that aren't present, they lose.

For our TT Hangman community challenge, we're going to make it a little bit harder. Once you are registered and then click Start new Hangman from your event page, you will be assigned a random gaming-related phrase from our pool of answers. You can guess a letter from your chosen phrase by using the first character of your trophy unlocks. Guessing a letter correctly will replace the blank spaces within the phrase, whereas guessing incorrectly will use up one of your strikes and draw part of the hangman.

The challenge is already open, and to register all you need to do is head over to the TT Hangman Challenge hub and hit the "Register Now" button.

Please note that as soon as you click the "Start new Hangman" button, your trophy unlocks will start counting as guesses.

The challenge ends on Monday, October 18th at 11:00am UTC. You can register at any time during the event, however, all trophies must be unlocked and scanned in by the closing date for them to count, and you must have filled in each of the blank spaces to complete the challenge.

While the event is running, you'll be able to track your progress with the handy panel that will appear on your profile page once you start the event. We've also added a useful link for you to find locked trophies from your games that start with a letter of your choosing!.

Which trophies count?

  • Trophies must be earned online and have a valid timestamp.
  • Only trophies that start with a letter are valid.
  • Trophies starting with a special character (such as those with ümlauts or tilde) do not count. Only those in the English alphabet are included.

What happens when I've unlocked all the letters?

If you have completed your first phrase, you can get another random one by going to your Contest Challenge page (you can get there by clicking the View Challenge Page button on the Hangman panel on your homepage, or by clicking your PSN Name in the tabs on the Hangman Challenge hub). Click on 'Start new Hangman' to grab another phrase and start guessing more letters!

Is there a prize?

As with all of our community challenges, everyone can be a winner in the TT Hangman Community Challenge. If you successfully fill in all of the blank spaces from your given phrase before the closing date, you'll be awarded a new Community Challenge badge on your TrueTrophies profile (or an upgrade on the colour if you already have one).

Please note the Community Challenge badge is only for completing your first challenge.

Is it possible to fail a phrase?

Please be aware that failure is possible. You are allowed to make seven incorrect guesses. Eight incorrect guesses will result in the final piece of the hangman being drawn and the end of the puzzle. Guessing the same letter again will not count as an incorrect guess.

Rare letters

This year, we've made a tweak to the contest. If you have made 6 incorrect guesses and your phrase contains letters that have a relatively low number of trophies tied to them, we will show you a button offering you the opportunity to auto-fill those rare letters. Using this button on your first phrase will not prevent you from unlocking your Community Challenge badge.

Useful links

Happy hunting and good luck to everyone that takes part!
Rich Stone
Written by Rich Stone
Creator of TrueTrophies, TrueAchievements and TrueSteamAchievements. Loves racing games, not convinced by RPGs.